Climate & Energy

not-so-incredible bulk

Washington state has blocked plans for the nation’s biggest coal export terminal.

The decision deals a stiff blow to the Northwest’s besieged fossil fuel industry and marks a win for local climate activists and tribes.

Dam nation

Costa Rica got 98 percent of its electricity from renewables in 2016.

The Central American nation is large and in charge when it comes to renewable energy. But it's not perfect. Yet.


A snarky 1917 article was totally sure we’d be over coal by 2017.

“Something better and cheaper will have been discovered," a writer penned.

sodium bicarbon-great

This plant in India transforms CO2 into baking soda.

The backers of a new technology say it could ultimately neutralize 5 to 10 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions from coal.

Better state than never

States will be the places to watch on climate in 2017.

There will be a big, federal-sized hole in climate ambition, but California, Iowa, and Massachusetts, among others, are stepping up.

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2017 will likely get the “not-as-hot-as-last-year” award

The streak of record-hot years is about to end -- but not by much.

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E.U. loophole counts wood energy as “carbon neutral.” It’s not.

If approved, new rules could threaten the climate and U.S. forests.

Nerd's-eye view

Here are the best nerdy infographics of the year.

Check out these visual depictions of energy, transit, and infrastructure.

It wasn't all a dumpster fire

2016 was a great year for wind and solar, even if nobody noticed.

Renewable energy continued making big gains.