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Obama’s New Emission Rules: Will They Survive Challenges?

The sweeping nature of President Obama’s proposed regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants is likely to open his initiative to serious legal challenges.

8 Things You Should Know About The Biggest Thing A President’s Ever Done On Climate Change

On Monday morning, the Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed rule to limit the amount of carbon pollution that existing power plants can dump into the atmosphere.

On the Road to Green Energy, Germany Detours on Dirty Coal

Behind the millions of solar panels and wind turbines and electric cars, Germany has a dirty secret: its addiction to lignite, also known as brown coal.

Can the Soil Save Us from Climate Change?

“The only way to bring [CO2] down is through plants...”

House of Lords shale gas report chooses eloquence over analysis when addressing issues of climate change

When it comes to climate change, the latest House of Lords report is yet another in a long line of eloquent obfuscations rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic rather than grasping the wheel and urgently steering a different course.

Those Fracking Lies

A review of Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future by Richard Heinberg.

Keystone XL Pipeline: A Potential Mirage for Oil-sands Investors [report]

Approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline would have only a marginal positive impact on the economics of the Canadian oil-sands industry, but could nevertheless trigger a rush of high-risk investment into additional projects that would rely heavily on rising oil prices, according to new …

In Australia, an Uphill Battle To Rein in the Power of Coal

Coal mining has powered the Australian economy for decades.

The 2020 Deadline: No Excuse Left for Delaying the Energy Transition

Energy intensity — energy use per dollar of GDP — is the last refuge of fossil fuel proponents. Instead of measuring real improvement in energy efficiency, it hides the outsourcing of dirty, coal-based manufacturing to developing countries and changes during times of economic growth …

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