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25 Years From Now and Still Relying on Fossil Fuels?

Will the energy future look like the present; in this case, a coal plant in Alma, Wisconsin? Photo: U.S. Geological SurveyThe federal government’s latest international energy projections are out, and there’s no question we’re living in a time of...

Posted August 4, 2013    

Sea to Shining Sea: Which US States Use the Most Fossil Fuels?

A lot of the debate over energy and climate change has focused on changing how people live. But in a lot of ways, where someone lives is as important as how they live.Not all parts of the United States are the same when it comes to how much and what...

Posted May 22, 2013    

Can "Race to the Top" Work for Energy Innovation?

Improving the nation’s power grid is a huge task. Is “Race to the Top” the right model?by Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. But is duplicating “Race to the Top” the way to get a new energy grid up...

Posted April 27, 2013    

Reviving Manufacturing, Saving Energy: Can We Do Both?

A lot fewer Americans work in factories these days, and that has a major impact on energy intensity. Graphic: Census Bureau Sometimes the long term trends are the hardest to see, yet also the most significant.Take energy efficiency, for example...

Posted March 20, 2013    

Can Accountants Succeed on Climate Where Others Have Failed? [Video]

The Government Accountability Office, the federal government’s independent auditor and watchdog agency, added climate change to its list of “high-risk” threats to the nation’s fiscal health.“Climate change creates significant financial risks for the...

Posted February 21, 2013