The final negotiated text of a climate agreement will be the centerpiece of the international negotiations in Paris this December. But experts say what happens around and after that main event is just as important.
Austin Blackmon, Boston's chief of environment, energy and open space, and other experts discussed climate and energy at an event in Boston Monday, hosted by the Monitor in partnership with World Resources Institute.
The White House unveiled a package of energy initiatives Monday that emphasize an oft-overlooked component of the 21st-century energy shift: namely, that more and more everyday citizens are producing their own electricity.
The Obama administration proposed the first national rules Tuesday to limit emissions of methane from the oil and gas industry. The chemical compound is second only to carbon dioxide among the country's most prevalent greenhouse gases.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton rolled out an ambitious plan late Sunday to decarbonize the US power sector, the first of what her campaign says will be a series of energy and climate policy announcements.
President Obama visits Africa as energy shortages continue to challenge much of the continent; China makes a splash in the East China Sea; Shell gets a green light to drill in the Arctic. Catch up on global energy with the Monitor's Recharge.
Signs of lackluster demand have sent oil prices falling again; Rising oil supply isn't helping matters, either; Meanwhile in Washington, President Obama's climate plan comes under fire. Catch up on global energy with the Monitor's Recharge.
EPA's Clean Power Plan will survive challenges in court, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday at a Monitor-hosted event. Ms. McCarthy said the agency wrote its rules – which would cut US power plant emissions 30 percent by 2030 – with legal challenges in mind.
A court orders the Dutch government to speed up climate efforts; GOP pushback on EPA’s Clean Power Plan gains traction; Russia moves forward with another plan to bypass Ukraine in shipping gas to Europe. Catch up on global energy with the Monitor's Recharge.
Pope Francis reignites the moral aspect of energy and climate debates. A new report warns the world will blow past its climate goals. Iraq's oil boom persist against all odds. Catch up on global energy with Recharge.
China is ahead of schedule on climate change, a new study shows; G7 leaders call for global decarbonization; the US takes the lead on oil production. Catch up on global energy with the Monitor's Recharge.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced it would keep oil output unchanged during its meeting Friday. That inaction won't answer any of the myriad questions surrounding the future of the world's most dominant fuel.
US oil abundance helps to counteract vulnerabilities in the Middle East; the Obama Administration opens up a second front in environmental policy; North America reimagines energy trade. Catch up on global energy with the Monitor's Recharge.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could accelerate and expand energy US-Japan energy trade as Japan looks to fill a gap left by a nuclear power ban. But with or without TPP, analysts say Japan is poised to buy a lot of US natural gas.