Rules from EPA have to go through the president’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, where they are subjected to cost considerations not envisioned by Congress. Heinzerling explains what’s wrong with this system.
Banking giant Citigroup has issued a report that ought to thrill fans of renewable energy, even though greens might not like its message about natural gas.
NRG, which provides power to utilities, is starting to sell power-generation options directly to consumers. This is the beginning of utilities being edged out of the power game.
The electricity system is undergoing the same transition -- from centralized control to loosely coupled networks -- that has been seen in other areas of thought and technology. Also, Descartes something something!
A new IMF study finds that global fossil fuel subsidies amount to $1.9 trillion a year. But the real truth could be more eye-popping yet.
A new report from banking giant HSBC confirms that the climate situation is grim and that most fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground. Then it says there's hope. Ha ha! Hope!
The public health community has learned a lot about what motivates people to change behavior -- and what doesn't. Climate hawks, listen up.
A great piece by Elisabeth Rosenthal in The New York Times questions the conventional wisdom that we "have to" use fossil fuels for the rest of the century. But what is that dispute really about?
Energy investors are familiar with oil, gas, and coal reserves. Now analysts have taken a shot at measuring renewable energy 'reserves', to enable direct comparison.