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ChinaThe dependence of the US economy on Chinese goods and credit makes negotiations over greenhouse gases with the world’s #1 emitter a tough conversation. Not to mention the great leap forward in renewable energy that is making China a formidable competitor. Keep up with developments here.
The amount of energy Walmart gets from renewables has decreased from 4 percent to 3 percent, a new study finds.
For the past decade, Walmart has touted itself as a leader in sustainability, boasting about its...
Nov 20, 2014 | Read More
OP-ED: 'Displacing fossil fuels won’t be easy. But it will be profitable once governments intervene.'
Carl Pope, a veteran leader of the environmental movement, is the former executive director and...
Nov 17, 2014 | Read More
Tar sands, deepsea drilling and other projects would lose money if lower demand, CO2 restrictions or other factors forced crude prices below $95.
Critics of environmentally risky oil projects proposed for deep undersea and Canada's tar sands got...
Aug 18, 2014 | Read More
Even while trade agreements brokered under Clinton helped China's economy to boom and brought Americans cheap goods, both nations have paid dearly.
Part 2 of 2 of a special report from the co-author of a forthcoming book, The People's Republic of...
Mar 6, 2014 | Read More
Coal-to-gas projects in rural areas could double carbon footprint of fuel burned in cities, spelling disaster for earth's climate, warn scientists.
China is erecting huge industrial complexes in remote areas to convert coal to synthetic fuel that...
Feb 13, 2014 | Read More
State-owned Xuanwei Power Station in Xuanwei, Yunnan province in China
Despite claims of concern over climate change and progress toward cleaner economies, the trajectory of their CO2 emissions is not bending down fast enough.
China and the United States, the world's two largest economies, are responsible for emitting nearly...
Feb 4, 2013 | Read More
Washington State Gov.-elect Jay Inslee
Enviros say Gov. Jay Inslee, a pioneer of the U.S. clean economy, gives them a shot at blocking NW coal terminals. Is it wishful thinking?
Washington State will have perhaps the nation's greenest governor when Jay Inslee, an early...
Nov 26, 2012 | Read More
Chinese solar factory worker
U.S. importers of Chinese panels will have to pay some $100 million in retroactive tariffs—unless they get them overturned.
Marco Mangelsdorf thought he made a smart move early this year when he bought nearly 300 solar...
Jul 19, 2012 | Read More
Wind farm construction in China
Report finds that America spends a lot less than China in clean energy sectors that have the most job-creation potential.
The United States is winning the global clean energy race—at least in terms of luring investment in...
Apr 13, 2012 | Read More
Giant wind turbine blade
Wind farms along Maryland's coast could create thousands of jobs for the nearly 900 companies that are positioned to manufacuture and install turbines.
Maryland's steel mills, ship builders and metal parts makers may help the U.S. challenge Europe and...
Apr 6, 2012 | Read More