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Clean Economy

A clean economy is a segment of an economic system in which supply chains are transformed to meet demand for low-carbon energy technologies. It's based on the idea that shifting to clean energy can unleash economic growth and job creation. Maria Gallucci, our clean economy reporter, examines this idea each week in all its variety and controversy.

In a rare state that does not allow third-party electricity generation, a Greensboro church bucks Duke Energy and state law to embrace clean energy.
A jovial ribbon-cutting ceremony at a small red brick church in Greensboro, the third-largest city...
06/30/2015 | Read More
Faulty projections by EIA on renewable energy growth are being used in critical policies like the Clean Power Plan, a trade group says.
The Energy Information Administration—the federal agency responsible for forecasting energy trends—...
06/26/2015 | Read More
Infographic shows how Tesla's new gigafactory will provide a statewide clean economy and jobs boom.
The new Tesla Motors factory being built outside Sparks, Nev., was already on tap to produce 500,...
05/12/2015 | Read More
Decision over the future of the San Juan coal plant could reverberate through the entire coal industry and could also steer debate over renewables.
As a bitterly fought case over the future of New Mexico's largest coal-fired power plant nears a...
04/24/2015 | Read More
The Beacon Hill Institute uses misleading information in reports aimed at derailing EPA plan to reduce carbon emissions, environmentalists say.
A conservative think tank connected to the political network overseen by Charles and David Koch is...
04/16/2015 | Read More
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...
11/20/2014 | 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...
11/17/2014 | Read More
The business presence at this year's Climate Week went well beyond the 'green bubble' that has long surrounded such climate advocacy.
Climate Week presented a two-front push for nations to take action on climate change. The moral...
09/29/2014 | Read More
IEA pegs cost of addressing climate change at 1.3 percent of global output of goods and services. The investment would also stoke a clean economy.
A two-year-old number is changing the way governments, companies and investors approach the fight...
09/15/2014 | Read More
Hundreds of companies are working toward clean energy solutions as governor freezes statewide targets for renewables.
As the state of Ohio freezes climate policy, the city of Cleveland and its surrounding area are...
09/11/2014 | Read More