Oil Industry Expresses Concern, Not Alarm, About Biden Comments

After the candidate called for a “transition” away from oil and gas, executives said the country would need fossil fuels for decades to come.

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Environmentalists and Dam Operators, at War for Years, Start Making Peace

Facing a climate crisis, environmental groups and industry agree to work together to bolster hydropower while reducing harm from dams.

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How Coal-Loving Australia Became the Leader in Rooftop Solar

Embracing solar panels to save money, homeowners have made the country a powerhouse in renewable energy.

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China’s Pledge to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060: What It Means

Under international pressure to do more to address global warming, Xi Jinping made a surprise commitment to drastically reduce emissions. Now comes the hard part.

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Trump’s Motto: Your Money or Your Life

The president claims you have to make a choice, but you don’t.

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U.S. and European Oil Giants Go Different Ways on Climate Change

While BP and other European companies invest billions in renewable energy, Exxon and Chevron are committed to fossil fuels and betting on moonshots.

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Its Electric Grid Under Strain, California Turns to Batteries

When demand exceeded supply in a recent heat wave, electricity stored at businesses and even homes was called into service. With proper management, batteries could have made up for an offline gas plant.

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Europe’s Big Oil Companies Are Turning Electric

Under pressure from governments and investors, industry leaders like BP and Shell are accelerating their production of cleaner energy.

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BP Reports a Huge Loss and Vows to Increase Renewable Investment

The European oil giant has plans for a future with more electrical generation.

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When Utility Money Talks

Corruption scandals in Ohio and Illinois reveal an unsavory underside to the politics of energy.

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Big Tech Has a Big Climate Problem. Now, It’s Being Forced to Clean Up.

Apple said on Tuesday its devices would produce net-zero emissions by 2030, making it the latest tech giant to ramp up voluntary climate targets.

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Will Clean Energy Projects Face Troubles That Have Bedeviled Pipelines?

If the permit process is not improved, solar and wind energy efforts may face protracted delays or shutdowns.

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Biden to Release $2 Trillion Climate Plan

Mr. Biden’s plan links tackling climate change with economic recovery from the coronavirus and addressing racism, drawing praise from onetime critics.

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Progressives Doubted Joe Biden on Climate Change. Can He Win Them Over?

A task force designed to help shape Mr. Biden’s climate plan has recommended that he embrace moving to 100 percent renewable electricity in 15 years and a rapid transition to energy-efficient buildings.

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The Next Energy Battle: Renewables vs. Natural Gas

As coal declines and wind and solar energy rise, some are pushing to limit the use of natural gas, but utilities say they are not ready to do so.

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With Much of the World’s Economy Slowed Down, Green Energy Powers On

Wind giants are trying to shrug off the effects of the pandemic.

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A New Weapon Against Climate Change May Float

The wind power industry sees an opportunity in allowing windmills to be pushed into deeper water.

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Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change.

Want to know whether the world can avert catastrophe? Watch the recovery plans coming out now in Europe, China and the United States.

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Hydrogen as Fuel? An Italian Pasta Factory Shows How It Could Work

A producer of orecchiette and paccheri is using the potentially clean energy source in a trial.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #corporate-social-responsibility, #factories-and-manufacturing, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrogen, #italy, #orogiallo-pasta-co, #pasta, #snam-spa

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S. David Freeman, 94, Tireless Advocate for Clean Energy, Dies

A folksy but forceful “Green Cowboy,” he helped shape energy policy in the White House and at local utilities for seven decades.

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Coronavirus Pushes America’s Coal Industry to Once-Unthinkable Lows

For the first time, the United States is on track to produce more electricity from renewables than from coal this year, a climate milestone.

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The Coronavirus Is Just One Challenge the Navajo Nation Is Facing

The reservation has more coronavirus cases per capita than any state in the country.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #navajo-indians, #water

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Natural Gas Exports Slow as Pandemic Reduces Global Demand

Businesses in the United States, Israel and other countries were planning to invest billions in export terminals. Now, those projects are being canceled or delayed.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #egypt, #energy-and-power, #international-trade-and-world-market, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #production

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During Coronavirus, Trump Sits on Clean Energy Loans

As Congress rushes out trillions of dollars to prop up businesses, the Energy Department is holding on to tens of billions in clean energy loans.

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Emissions Declines Will Set Records This Year. But It’s Not Good News.

An “unprecedented” fall in fossil fuel use, driven by the Covid-19 crisis, is likely to lead to a nearly 8 percent drop, according to new research.

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A Time to Save the Sick and Rescue the Planet

With closer cooperation among nations, the head of the United Nations argues, we could stop a pandemic faster and slow climate change.

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Earth Day Message to Leaders: After Coronavirus, Rebuild Wisely

Activists and scientists called on world leaders to shift the global economy onto a healthier, more sustainable track.

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Post-Pandemic, Here’s How America Rises Again

Congress needs to invest with an eye on the nation’s future.

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