Business & Technology

Climate & Energy

The U.S. electricity system: Overengineered and vulnerable

Our electricity system is both overengineered and brittle. It's time to push it into the 21st century.

Politics

Marco Rubio keeps digging deeper on climate denial

In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, Rubio compiles a greatest-hits list of nonsense and inaccuracy.

Politics

TransCanada is getting everyone it knows to hustle Obama on Keystone

Including its CEO and its BFFs on the Hill.

Business & Technology

Super Bowl blackout makes the case for smart microgrids

More than just a symbol of America’s decaying infrastructure, the Super Bowl blackout showed the vulnerabilities of a centralized power grid.

Politics

International plan for a spill in the Arctic: If anything happens, pick up the phone

Greenpeace rails against an impotent draft document from the Arctic Council -- with good reason.

Politics

New York hires seismologist with fracking industry ties to do fracking research

On the plus side, it's a step forward in an otherwise interminable process.

Politics

Former Interior Secretary Babbitt calls for one acre of conservation for every acre of oil exploration

Bruce Babbitt says Obama hasn't been protecting enough public land and should stand up to Big Oil and bad Republicans.

Climate & Energy

Don’t worry about BP; it’s going to be fine

The oil giant made billions in profits last year, and brought in billions from U.S. gov't contracts, despite that messy thing in the Gulf.

Politics

Let the speculation begin: Obama to talk climate at State of the Union

The Wall Street Journal expects Obama to call for regulation of carbon pollution from existing power plants.