December 5, 2013 Under the new plan, each federal agency would have until 2020 to get 20 percent of its power from renewable sources such as solar and wind.
November 14, 2013 Citing stricter environmental regulations and flat demand for power, the nation's largest public utility says it will shutter six in Alabama and replace two in Kentucky with a single natural gas plant.
November 12, 2013 Science, politics and policy often make for a wicked mix, says commentator Adam Frank. Understanding each for what it really is should help put us on the path to making better decisions for our future.
June 20, 2013 The move would not require congressional approval, but it is sure to be controversial. Electric power plants are said to be responsible for nearly 40 percent of greenhouse emissions.
April 3, 2013 We've become more energy efficient in the last five decades, but what does that mean for total energy use? The answer, in two graphics.
December 17, 2012 What role is there for social scientists in addressing climate change? Commentator Tania Lombrozo follows up her interview with Stephan Lewandowsky with some psychologically motivated suggestions.
December 3, 2012 A note from a former White House economist who heard our story on energy independence (and why it wouldn't make gasoline any cheaper)
November 26, 2012 The Bay of Biscay, off Spain's northern coast, is notorious for its huge surf, which has claimed countless lives in shipwrecks over the centuries. Now Spanish engineers have found a way to harness the power of those big waves to produce electricity.
November 12, 2012 Right now the U.S. imports about 20 percent of its energy, but the International Energy Agency predicts a dramatic turnaround. Energy independence, however, doesn't necessarily mean cheap gas.
October 15, 2012 Commentator Sheril Kirshenbaum says national energy strategies don't fit so neatly into red or blue compartments. The boundaries are blurry, motivated by more than a candidate's platform. Energy policies often cross party lines and she says we must open our eyes to when and where they do.
August 29, 2012 Energy executives raise money for a non-profit group that helps inner-city kids succeed academically.
August 20, 2012 We hear a lot about gas prices when they're going up. When they're going down, not so much.
April 19, 2012 The country says it wants to invest in the oil business. But where will the money come from?