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Politics

Turns out there are a few Republicans who want to do something about climate change

Former EPA chiefs who served under four Republican presidents are backing the Obama administration's efforts to regulate CO2 from power plants.

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Oakland votes to keep coal and oil trains away

The city council also moved to divest from fossil-fuel stocks.

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Now Elon Musk wants to revolutionize solar panel production

SolarCity, the leading residential panel installer, is buying a solar manufacturer and planning to build a huge panel factory in New York.

Climate & Energy

Berkeley could mandate climate warnings on gas pumps

If the city council OKs the plan, Berkeley motorists would be confronted with a "CO2 Alert" every time they fill up their tanks.

Climate & Energy

Obama to create largest marine protected area ever, because bigger is better

The U.S. is proposing to double the area of protected ocean with the expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

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Hillary Clinton won’t discuss Keystone XL

Clinton is promoting her new book "Hard Choices," but she's dodging a choice on the controversial pipeline.

Kochs in the kitchen again

The Kochs are cooking up a new dirty-energy political scheme

The brothers and their allies are gearing up to spend $290 million on this year's elections, including money for a new energy initiative.

Climate & Energy

We’re massively underestimating climate costs, experts warn

Nicholas Stern of the famed Stern report has a new paper arguing that we're relying on a drastically outdated economic model.

Climate & Energy

HBO shocks us again: Did Gina McCarthy just declare war on coal?

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy went ahead and all but declared the Obama administration’s war on coal on Real Time with Bill Maher.