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This Climate Policy Could Save the Planet

This Climate Policy Could Save the Planet

International climate-change negotiators are focused on keeping global warming at or below 2 °C above historical levels—the limit beyond which the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the consequences of global warming will become catastrophic. But even though negotiators may have …Continue reading

Solar Thermal Power Heats Up Outside the U.S.

Next month, in the Moroccan desert near the city of Ouarzazate, a complex of 500,000 parabolic mirrors will begin reflecting the sun’s rays onto a fluid that runs through steel pipes above them, creating steam and driving turbines to generate electricity. Called …Continue reading

The Coal Conundrum

No matter what, India’s use of coal will ­skyrocket in the next two decades. India accounts for about 6 percent of global greenhouse-gas emissions. It’s not in the same league as China, the United States, or the European Union, but that could …Continue reading