Edenderry peat-burning power station in Co Offaly (note the peat top left) already partly burns biomass.
Ireland needs to stop burning peat, and wood from down under presents a surprising sustainability dilemma.
There is more consensus around climate than politicians would have Australian voters believe.
Voters disagree on importance of climate change, universally dislike current energy and environment policy.
The race to get rid of transportation emissions is getting off to a slow start.
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Only a small share of the vehicles Americans buy are electric. Even if all of them were, it would take until 2040 to phase out the fossil fuels used to power personal travel and road-bound freight.
These photovoltaics panels provide this village with energy now, but they could become obsolete when the main grid arrives.
Small-scale renewable energy projects can power rural areas not connected to the main grid. But investors may hesitate if future electrification remains unpredictable.
Presidential candidates Joko Widodo (L) and Prabowo Subianto (R) shake hands during a debate among candidates in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 February 2019.
Prabowo Subianto spoke in normative terms and failed to criticise Joko Widodo's work.
Assembling capacitors for electric automobiles at SBE, Inc. in Barre, Vermont, July 16, 2010. SBE received a $9 million stimulus grant to build electric drive components.
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An Obama administration veteran offers some insights from his experience about driving massive increases in clean energy.
Wind power can create jobs for workers like these while cutting carbon pollution.
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There are ways to reduce the risk of protests like France's yellow vests movement.
Female sage grouse at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, Wyoming.
The Interior Department is expanding oil and gas leasing on land in six western states that is vital habitat for the greater sage grouse. Lawsuits are certain to follow.
Bill Shorten will hope his new energy policy package is a crowd-pleaser.
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The Labor Party's newly announced energy policy could finally set Australia's electricity sector on the path to a renewables-driven future. But policies are still needed to cut emissions elsewhere.
Iran’s OPEC Governor Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, center.
AP Photo/Anis Belghoul
If Iranian crude exports decline further it could make oil and gas prices rise.
Voters in Nevada voted to boost their state’s renewable energy target.
AP Photo/Chris Carlson
But many new governors and members of Congress intend to take action on climate change.
Valero’s Benicia Refinery, less than 40 miles from San Francisco.
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These policies, which are designed to slow the pace of climate change, don't have to cost taxpayers, and they do not appear to hinder economic growth.
There could be much clearer skies ahead for energy policy if states take the reins.
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The federal government is primarily to blame for the mess that is Australia's energy policy. It's time for the states to step up, to reduce both prices and emissions.
How long can coal realistically keep chugging along?
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The federal government has floated the idea of underwriting new coal-fired electricity generation in a bid to keep power prices low. But doing so would be a defiance of economic and environmental reality.
A horse-drawn fire vehicle turns the corner at the intersection of West 43rd Street and Broadway in New York City about a century ago.
Library of Congress
When nations resist compelling reasons to shift from one form of energy to another they can fall behind for an entire generation or more.
Young people will spend more years living with the consequences of climate policies than their elders.
Robin Loznak, courtesy of Our Children's Trust
The Trump administration is trying to spike a lawsuit against the US government arguing that there's a constitutional right to a stable climate.
Monitoring the flow of electrical power at the California Independent System Operator grid control center.
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
A new law provides flexibility in terms of how the state can meet this new target for the electricity it consumes.
The Mugga Lane Solar Farm in the ACT is part of a new wave of large-scale renewable energy projects.
AAP Image/Moaneng Australia
Australia could be getting half of its electricity from renewable energy by 2025, even without government subsidies for new wind and solar projects, according to a new analysis of energy industry trends.
Record-shattering heatwaves and exceptional wildfires have occurred throughout the northern hemisphere this summer.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The Earth is on the edge of being pushed over a planetary threshold that could lead to a "Hothouse Earth." But if we take the risks seriously there is room for a more benign future.
President Trump is challenging the US states’ right to set their own emissions targets.
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It's time Australian states took a lesson from US states when it comes to working around obstructive federal climate change policies.