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November 2017

Red States, Led By Texas, Spearheaded 'War On Coal'

When carbon emissions from coal plants dropped by record amounts in 2015, Texas led the charge, according to a new analysis from the Energy Information Administration. Nine of the ten states where emissions dropped the most in 2015 turned out to be…

How An App Is Stopping Pollution In China

When China made real-time data available on the pollution emitted by 40,000 factories and other sources, an environmentalist named Ma Jun turned it into an app. The app's users turned it into a force for change by sharing the data on Weibo—China's…

When Energy Secretary Rick Perry set out this year to prove that Obama-era regulations were killing coal plants and undermining grid reliability, he turned to a veteran energy consultant from his home state of Texas to write the report.
Alison…

James A. Baker III: What If Al Gore Is Right?

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III isn’t ready to say Al Gore is right about climate change, but he is ready to take out an insurance policy just in case.
Baker sees a carbon tax as a way to achieve the Republican goal of removing…