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.
Supreme Court justices let stand Monday a lower court ruling that said energy giants BP and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. could not avoid federal fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill by blaming another company's failed equipment.
After long negotiations, Israel has struck a deal with gas firms, which aims to break up their monopolistic control of Israel's gas reserves and introduce competition while maintaining incentives for fresh investment.
Negotiators are working toward a global climate deal this December, and countries are now pledging how much they're willing to rein in emissions. This chart shows who's currently emitting the most – and what sector those emissions come from.
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.