This 1899 drawing depicts Uncle Sam disciplining his newly acquired pupils/possessions, including Puerto Rico, following the Treaty of Paris.
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In Puerto Rico the Trump administration's 'energy dominance' policy echoes colonial practices by fast-forwarding fossil fuel projects over community resistance.
Yallourn Power Station in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria.
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On Q&A, an audience member said renewable energy is 'now cheaper than coal'. Senator Matt Canavan disagreed, saying renewables are not 'at the moment, cheaper than coal'. Let's look at the numbers.
The first U.S. offshore wind farm, near Block Island, Rhode Island, started delivering commercial electricity in December 2016.
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When utilities plan investments, they think decades ahead. A recent study shows why power companies should be spending more on renewables despite the Trump administration's tilt toward fossil fuels.
Sales of electric vehicles are growing fast, especially in Europe.
Shifting to plug-in cars wouldn't be enough to max out global oil consumption by 2040. But it could help make that happen if cities pitch in and ride-sharing doesn't crowd out public transportation.
On June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that he would take the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, and that he could negotiate a “better deal”.
On June 1, Donald Trump announced that he would take the US out of the Paris climate agreement because it was "unfair" to the US. An economic analysis indicates otherwise.
Spanish activists protest against retailers using factories in a building in Bangladesh which collapsed, killing more than 600 people.
"Shaming campaigns" have been successful in attracting attention to transnational issues like inhumane working conditions and environmental degradation. But shaming guilty corporations is only the first step.
Many banks are worried that coal investments could be left stranded on their asset books.
A new Climate Council report points out that the Paris Agreement's carbon budget leaves no room for the development of massive new coal reserves such as the proposed Carmichael mine.
If harnessed properly, the sun holds tremendous potential to provide sustainable energy for the earth.
With the right power policies, gas can have a brighter future.
The current domestic gas crisis will pass. But if the industry wants to surpass coal and fulfil its role as a 'transition fuel', it should lobby for a carbon price to help it on its way.
Interactive map of global carbon emissions from 1750 to 2010.
An interactive map of global carbon-dioxide emissions, from 1750 to 2010, provides a better understanding of the roles of different countries in the ongoing climate crisis.
President Trump holds up the signed Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington, surrounded by coal miners and members of his Cabinet.
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President Trump's latest executive order weakens or reverses multiple rules and policies designed to slow climate change. Scholars explain the order's impact.
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Even Trump's most destructive proposals pale in comparison. The president is merely throwing a match on a burning building.
The rise of renewable energy is one reason the world is shifting away from coal.
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Global emissions from fossil fuels have stalled. That puts us in the right place to keep warming below 2℃, but there's plenty of work still to be done.
China’s President Xi Jinping at the podium at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Leaders are worried US leadership on global issues like climate change will be diminished under President Trump. Experts explain why China is ready to lead, and how that could be a good thing.
An oil rig in Angola. The country could see big reductions in export and revenue from fossil fuels as the world transitions to clean energy.
The end of fossil fuels is approaching fast. But the question remains of what to do with those that remain, waiting to be sold.
OPEC’s leaders have less power at their fingertips these days.
OPEC's recent decision to cut supply is a classic move from the oil cartel playbook. But in today's era, there are many more players and game-changing technologies on the field.
The Niger Delta, where the rights of humans have been violated in the pursuit of oil.
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Global indigenous and human rights movements that oppose the oil, coal and gas industries are charting a path for a fair and just transition to a low carbon energy future.
China’s latest energy plan would see coal power increase by 200 gigawatts.
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China has pledged to peak carbon emissions before 2030, but is planning a 20% increase in coal power by 2020.
Trump’s energy plan will be fossil fuels on steroids combined with efforts to roll back limits on greenhouse gases.
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President-elect Trump's objective on energy and climate is clear: Undo Obama's legacy of environmental regulations and massively expand fossil fuel production.
The U.S. is poised to sunset more coal plants under the current direction.
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What are the crucial energy and climate policy questions facing the next president? Our academics weigh in.