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America’s first ‘clean coal’ plant – in Houston – is now operational – and another is on the way

The first large scale U.S. "clean coal" facility was declared operational Tuesday - by the large energy firm NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil...

Energy Department backs huge new carbon capture project in Louisiana

There's been some suggestion that if Donald Trump truly cares about the coal industry, one thing he'll do is try to direct the federal...

Wind power is going to get a lot cheaper as wind turbines get enormous

In a nugget of very good news for the renewable energy sector, a survey of 163 wind energy experts has found that in the...

The enormous scale of all the energy that we never used

It's not easy working in the energy efficiency world - that wonky sphere focused on tweaking homes and appliances to get us to use...

Turns out wind and solar have a secret friend: Natural gas

We're at a time of deeply ambitious plans for clean energy growth. Two of the U.S.'s largest states by population, California and New York,...

Reports: Doha oil meeting ends without a ‘freeze’ deal

Hopes on the part of investors, oil companies and oil exporting nations for a negotiated "freeze" in global output melted away on Sunday after...

EPA issues large upward revision to US methane emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a major upward revision to its estimates of total emissions of methane, a hard-hitting if short-lived greenhouse gas,...

The most important mystery about US climate change policy

On the surface, it looks like extraordinarily good news. The United States is burning less coal - less of the fuel that contributes the...

Natural gas expected to be our top source of electricity this year for the first time ever

A recent forecast by from the U.S. Energy Information Administration contains a stunning punchline: This year, natural gas is expected to supplant coal as...

Investors take heed when oil hits $30 a barrel

The seemingly unending plunge of oil prices continued Tuesday - with U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude briefly dropping below $30 per barrel and...

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