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  • Energy Voices It's Climate Week. Where are Republicans?

    Republicans remained largely silent following President Obama's UN Climate Summit speech Tuesday, which urged international cooperation to address climate change. The GOP largely criticizes the president's environment and energy policies, but is there an opening for bipartisanship on renewable energy and climate adaptation?

  • Energy Voices UN Climate Summit: Lots of talk, little action

    As the traditional UN pathway to an agreement on climate change has proven intractable and largely ineffective, the climate movement has grown louder and more aggressive, Cunningham writes. But can history offer a lesson in forging a global compact on energy and environment issues?  

  • Energy Voices Amid Ukraine crisis, Russia sanctions force exodus of Western energy (+video)

    Western sanctions on Russia are forcing international energy firms to rethink or even suspend plans for oil and gas projects in Russia. The most recent round of sanctions over the Ukraine crisis also severely limits Russian energy companies’ access to Western financing and technology in support of developing energy resources.

  • Energy Voices The world's biggest energy hogs aren't who you think they are

    You might expect the US and Canada to be home to some of the biggest energy consumers in the world, but Iceland and Luxembourg? calculated the top 10 countries with the highest energy use per person and the results may surprise.

  • Energy Voices Was Climate Week successful? [Recharge]

    Climate Week had no shortage of speeches, pledges, and marches, but left little in the way of concrete global action on climate change. Catch up on the highlights from the march, the UN Climate Summit, and the rest of last week's events with a special Recharge on Climate Week.

  • Energy Voices How solar power is changing your utility bill (and your utility)

    The rise of solar power has created an ongoing debate about so-called 'net energy metering,' where customers can offset their utility bill with rooftop solar power – upsetting some utilities in the process. Lehrman and Bronski write that the debate distracts from a much bigger opportunity to unleash innovation and investment in distributed energy resources in ways that are better for everyone.

  • Energy Voices Ukraine crisis: Can a gas deal save Russia's economy?

    The EU is optimistic it can close a deal between Russia and Ukraine that will bring gas flows back to Ukraine in time for winter. But even if tensions in the Ukraine crisis ease, Russia still has a lot of work to do to stabilize its economy amid Western sanctions.

October 1, 2014

Photos of the Day 10/01

Michael Johnson, (L) and William Rountree, strike a pose before joining people fighting for a minute to break the Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight, with 4,200 pillows at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California.

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