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.
The US nuclear industry has looked abroad for business as demand in the US has fallen. But without the Export-Import Bank's backing, some say it would be harder for US companies to seal nuclear deals abroad.
China has now made its contribution toward a global climate deal official, promising to peak its emissions by 2030. But while the world's top emitter will be a critical piece of any deal, many heavy emitters have yet to promise cuts.
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.