renewable energy

Delinquent $13.8 Billion Pipeline Company Receives Minor Fine For Major Oil Spill

March 31, 2018

In the last 12 years, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, who manage one of the largest petroleum pipeline networks in the U.S., has had 61 incidents, 12 of which have been in Indiana, including recent spill of 42,000 gallons of diesel. In the same week they had to pay fine of $300 thousand for spill last year…

Can Maryland Reach 100% Renewable Energy by 2035?

March 7, 2018

A new clean energy bill would give Maryland 17 years to achieve 100% renewable electricity. The goal is well within the state’s reach, says Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

Exxon Tells Investors Not to Worry About Climate Change, But Should They?

February 6, 2018

Exxon released a climate impact analysis that says global policies to combat climate change pose “little risk” to its investments. But the attitude of investors toward climate risk is rapidly changing as fossil fuels lose their monopoly over energy generation, says Carbon Tracker CEO Anthony Hobley

Did Trump Screw Over Booming U.S. Solar Industry?

January 29, 2018

Trump’s 30% tariffs on solar panels will cost 23,000 jobs and curtail growth in industry, says Dan Whitten of the Solar Energy Industries Association

As U.S. Child Asthma Rates Soar, EPA Fights for Big Coal’s Agenda

December 2, 2017

The Founder and CEO of GreenLatinos, Mark Magana, discusses why he testified at the EPA’s Clean Power Plan repeal hearing and how Latino children are 40% more likely to die from asthma in the U.S.

Coal Mining Families Say ‘No’ to Repealing Clean Power Plan

November 30, 2017

The EPA held its only public hearing on its proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan in Charleston, West Virginia–but even in coal country, there was a lot of support for keeping the Obama-era regulation, says Liz Perera, Director of Climate Policy for the Sierra Club

Is Canada a ‘Rogue Nation’ on Climate Change?

November 15, 2017

Canada can’t fight climate change and continue with the Alberta oil sands project, says David Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, speaking from the COP23 in Bonn, Germany

Who Funds the World’s Dirtiest Energy Projects?

November 3, 2017

International big banks are ramping up Alberta oil sands projects even though scientists warn it could spell “game over” for human civilization, says Rainforest Action Network’s Alison Kirsch

Secretive Billionaire Wants to Expand Fossil Fuel Empire in the US

October 19, 2017

James Ratcliffe, the billionaire owner of the chemical giant Ineos Corporation, is pushing for a dangerous pipeline through Pennsylvania, while the company quietly works to start fracking operations in Scotland and the UK, says Food & Water Watch’s Patrick Woodall

Clean Energy is a ‘Powerful Engine of Job Opportunity’

October 13, 2017

Contrary to what EPA chief Scott Pruitt says, investing in clean energy ‘is an enormous source of job creation relative to maintaining our fossil fuel economy,’ says economist Bob Pollin