Labor has pledged to create a A$20 billion corporation to upgrade Australia's energy transmission system. So what's this all about?
Zimbabwe's policy makers believe that deforestation is a threat to the economy, but citizens believe environmental degradation is an outcome of the country's dire political and economic situation.
A worker checks the installation of a solar panel array atop an IKEA store in Miami.
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Increased business lobbying for incentives and mandates may tip the balance in favor of a cleaner US energy policy.
It has been another huge week in news, with coronavirus spikes in Melbourne, an investigation into former High Court judge Dyson Heydon, and a Labor plan for an energy policy framework.
The Groningen gas field in the Netherlands was discovered in 1959, and is the largest natural gas field in Europe.
The case for carbon pricing is not as ironclad as the case for climate action.
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.
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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.
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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.
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When nations resist compelling reasons to shift from one form of energy to another they can fall behind for an entire generation or more.