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November 2016

Fracking Gas Blazed A Trail For Renewables

A fierce competitor of both coal and renewables, shale gas has done at least one favor for solar and wind, according to a Harvard economist: it has demonstrated that the American energy system can accommodate sudden and massive influxes of…

To Save Coal, Trump Has To Raise Your Gas Bill

Republicans and Democrats both have reasons for perpetuating the idea of a "war on coal," energy experts said this week, but the decline in coal's fortunes stems largely from competition with natural gas.
"Both sides have a vested interest in the…

Nuclear Power's Last Hope: Climate Change

Climate change is the one phenomenon that could overcome public opposition and economic obstacles to nuclear power, a former director of Argonne National Laboratory said Friday.
"In principle I don't think there's a real obstacle to" building a new…

The transition from fossil fuels to clean energy is so established already that it would be difficult to reverse it, an official from the White House Office of Management and Budget said Monday.
And companies representing most of the world's capital…