Total U.S. energy use fell 6.4 percent between 2007 and 2012, largely driven by advances in energy efficiency.
When the Senate and House passed the tax relief bill to avoid the ‘fiscal cliff’ Tuesday, they also extended the Production Tax Credit for renewable energy, a key victory for the wind energy industry.
California’s energy transition—from a system powered by fossil fuels to one with one-third of the supply coming from renewable energy sources—while ambitious, is at risk of a policy failure if certain concerns outlined in a new report by the Little Hoover Commission aren’t addressed.
In 2011, California met its 2011-2013 goal of serving 20 percent of its electricity from renewable energy, and is on track to far surpass it this year.
Nature News reported that Mexico joins the United Kingdom as the only two countries to have passed legally binding carbon emission reduction goals.
Carbon emissions from electricity production in the western U.S.
The Bureau of Land Management drafted an Environmental Impact Statement last week identifying the most suitable land for solar and wind energy projects across Arizona, as well as the potential environmental, social, and economic effects of the projects if they were implemented.
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The Secretary of the Interior recently announced the approval of two renewable energy projects in the Southwest.
A new study published in Nature Climate Change finds that policies focused on mitigating climate change would provide an effective means to simultaneously reduce air pollution, improve energy security, and achieve energy sustainability.