Wind and Solar Are the Final Nails in Coal’s Coffin

During the 2016 campaign and in various postelection rallies, President Trump promised to save America’s flagging coal industry and put the nation’s coal miners “back to work.” While Trump continues to labor under the delusion that easing emissions standards will somehow resuscitate the coal industry, his administration’s own numbers tell a different story. In …

Egypt Set to Open Its First Solar Farm – and It’s the Largest in...

Egypt has long relied on environmentally taxing fossil fuels. Over 90% of electricity is generated from oil and natural gas, and the country subsidizes fossil fuels, making them a cheap option for its 96 million citizens. However, Egypt’s government plans to change courses and put itself on the clean energy …

Electric Vehicles Mean First Responders Have to Deal with Battery Fires

Last week, federal investigators reported that the battery of a Tesla Model S reignited twice after the car’s fiery crash in May. This isn’t the first time an electric vehicle battery has caught fire again after being put out. Why does this happen — and how are first responders being …

US and Russia ‘to Dominate Global Pipeline Expenditure to 2022’

The US and Russia will dominate global capital expenditure on planned oil and gas pipelines up until 2022. That’s according to data and analytics company GlobalData, which says the nations are set to spend an estimated $88.4 billion (£66.9bn) and $78.8 billion (£60bn) respectively on new build pipelines over the …

Global Carbon Emissions Rise for First Time Since 2014

Global carbon dioxide emissions from energy increased for the first time in 2017 after three years of remaining flat, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Thursday, meaning the world remains far off course in curbing planet warming emissions. Carbon emissions reached a record-high of 32.5 gigatonnes in 2017 due to …