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The Strange Case of Australia’s Flip-Flopping on Climate Change

The Strange Case of Australia’s Flip-Flopping on Climate Change

In another zig-zag on Australia’s climate and energy policy, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he will establish a $760 million clean-energy innovation fund to invest in emerging technologies. Known as the Clean Energy Innovation Fund, the new program is a 180-degree …Continue reading

New Methane Rules Will Curb Emissions, but the EPA Still Has to Measure Them Accurately

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules for methane emissions from new oil and gas production, released on Thursday, will cost the industry around $530 million a year by 2025 while providing $690 million annually in climate benefits, according to the agency. Unsurprisingly, …Continue reading

Germany Runs Up Against the Limits of Renewables

At one point this month renewable energy sources briefly supplied close to 90 percent of the power on Germany’s electric grid. But that doesn’t mean the world’s fourth-largest economy is close to being run on zero-carbon electricity. In fact, Germany is giving …Continue reading

Why Tesla Wants to Sell a Battery for Your Home

Seeking to expand its business beyond electric vehicles, Tesla Motors will sell stationary batteries for residential, commercial, and utility use under a new brand, Tesla Energy. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Powerwall battery at the company’s design studio in Hawthorne, California, …Continue reading

Global Air Pollution Is Getting Worse, but Removing It Could Worsen Climate Change

Air pollution is a killer, and it’s getting worse. According to a new study of over 3,000 cities around the world conducted by the World Health Organization, the amount of microscopic particle pollution increased 8 percent between 2008 and 2013. The findings …Continue reading