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Year-End Series 2012

New leadership at the State Dept. and EPA—and the unexpected rise of climate change concern—mean the pipeline decision is still anyone's guess.
After years of protests and lobbying, the Obama administration is expected to decide within months...
Jan 7, 2013 | Read More
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner
What to expect in 2013: tax-code tweak for renewables, energy efficiency legislation, subsidy wrangling, clean energy attacks in the states and more.
Sweeping energy legislation seems out of the question for Congress in 2013, but lawmakers are...
Jan 4, 2013 | Read More
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Dec 29, 2012 | Read More
Bloomberg Businessweek's magazine cover on Nov. 1, following superstorm Sandy
Climate change was a politically taboo subject during nearly all of 2012. What a difference a superstorm makes.
This was the year climate change vanished from the political agenda—and then suddenly reappeared,...
Dec 28, 2012 | Read More
Syncrude oil sands mining operation in Alberta, Canada
Last year it was just a technical term known mainly by the oil industry. This year "dilbit" was at the center of the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline.
This was the year "dilbit" registered on the U.S. political and public radar in a major way....
Dec 27, 2012 | Read More
Protestor in support of Michael Bishop, who's challenging TransCanada in court.
After news broke that human error caused the Enbridge oil spill and fears spread over Keystone XL, pipeline safety moved into the mainstream.
Revelations that preventable safety lapses were behind Enbridge's disastrous oil spill in Michigan...
Dec 26, 2012 | Read More
Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu found himself at the center of the sto
It wasn't easy being green in 2012. But record growth in the clean economy was the reality behind this year's negative headlines and political backlash.
Solyndra was the never-ending story of the year. The bankruptcy of a solar company that got a half...
Dec 21, 2012 | Read More