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New gas pipelines would make U.S. miss climate target

Although many of the 19 proposed Northeast pipelines will not be built, the added natural gas production and consumption would increase greenhouse gas emissions, exactly what the US is attempting to limit. A service truck drives past an oil well in North Dakota, November 2014. The United States will miss its emission-reduction targets under the […]

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NJ Senate panel advances bill requiring 80% renewable energy

New Jersey is looking to become the renewable energy leader in the Northeast with a goal of 80% renewables by 2050.  With many states pushing for more and more renewable energy options and those renewable options becoming cheaper and cheaper, now is a good time to begin exploring long-term renewable energy options. Eighty percent of […]

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Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris

LE BOURGET, France — With the sudden bang of a gavel Saturday night, representatives of 195 nations reached a landmark accord that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change. The deal, which was met with an […]

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California and Germany, Opposites With a Common Energy Goal

Solar farms in California. California’s “million solar roof” program mirrored Germany’s “hundred-thousand solar roof” initiative that began a few years ago. Credit Monica Almeida/The New York Times PARIS — One is a European country known as “the powerhouse of Europe” that struggles against soggy winters and seemingly endless gray skies. The other is a digitally […]

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Businesses Find that It’s Possible to Save Money–and the Environment

Yesterday, Bill Gates announced The Breakthrough Energy Coalition, which is a $2 billion fund he is establishing with other wealthy folks and the University of California. It is aimed at closing the cost premium between legacy energy sources and those that reduce carbon emissions. The subtext is clear: Businesses won’t become fully engaged in combating […]

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Two-Thirds of Americans Want U.S. to Join Climate Change Pact

Drought has brought the water level at Lake Oroville in California close to a record low. Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times A solid majority of Americans say the United States should join an international treaty to limit the impact of global warming, but on this and other climate-related questions, opinion divides sharply along partisan […]

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Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions decreased in nearly every state from 2005 to 2013

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions at the State Level, 2000-13 The United States has a diverse energy landscape that is reflected in differences in state-level emissions profiles. Since 2005, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell in 48 states (including the District of Columbia) and rose in 3 states, on a per […]

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