Features related to energy

A pile of coal is shown at the TXU Corps Big Brown power plant near Fairfield, TX. August 2006. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 10, 2014 | Blog

The movement to pull money from companies ruining the environment had a win and a loss this week. Continue reading

October 24, 2013

Historian Peter Dreier explains why Mosset is a part of a new wave of grassroots activists changing America. Continue reading

Fracking A Closer Look
October 22, 2013 | Blog

The fracking boom means we’re burning less coal. But that won’t mean fewer emissions. Continue reading

The White House, is seen from the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Washington. The monument has been closed since the 2011 earthquake and half of the needed repairs have been funded by a $7.5 million donation from philanthropist David Rubenstein. The Associated Press had a look at some of the worst damage and the preparations underway to begin making repairs. Stone by stone, engineers are reviewing cracks, missing pieces and broken mortar now that huge scaffolding has been built around the towering symbol of the nation’s capital. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 19, 2013 | Blog

In 1979, President Carter installed solar panels on the White House that Reagan later had removed. Last week, Obama made good on his 2010 promise to bring solar panels back to the White House. Continue reading

Tennessee State Capitol (wikicommons)
May 30, 2013 | Blog

See how, once again, the American Legislative Exchange Council is fitting its sticky fingers into scores of legislative cookie jars. Continue reading

Thousands of protestors gather at the National Mall in Washington calling on President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, as well as act to limit carbon pollution from power plants and “move beyond” coal and natural gas, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 20, 2013 | Blog

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune responds to critics of the Forward on Climate coalition’s focus on the Keystone XL pipeline. Continue reading

Corus steel plant in IJmuiden, Netherlands. March 2011 (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 21, 2012 | Blog

If you’re hoping Congress will fight climate change, don’t hold your breath. Continue reading

With oil pump jacks as a backdrop, President Barack Obama speaks at an oil and gas field on federal lands in Maljamar, NM. March 2012. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 16, 2012 | Blog
The White House and the natural gas and oil industry are getting along better than they have in years.