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California, followed by 11 Northeastern states, is leading the way toward low carbon fuel standards. Over time, the incentive system will mean more electric vehicles, advanced biofuels, and compressed gas, and less gasoline refined from heavy crudes, shales and sands.

Low prices are forcing companies to curtail exploration and borrow to sustain dividends and stock value as the world looks to curtail emissions.
With the oil industry facing what could be its worst downturn in more than 45 years, the major...
08/06/2015 | Read More
Groundbreaking initiative is forcing an investor rethink: What's the value of fossil fuel stocks if companies must leave reserves in the ground?
A well-heeled coalition of investors is asking top fossil fuel companies to calculate the risks of...
10/24/2013 | Read More
Conventional wisdom says switching to natural gas is why CO2 fell last year, but a recent analysis found a different explanation.
Aggressive energy efficiency efforts by households, companies and motorists led to the decline in...
07/30/2013 | Read More
The first-of-its-kind regulation is starting to clean up the fuel mix in California. But the program's future remains uncertain amid attacks.
California is replacing oil with cleaner-burning fuels in cars and trucks, thanks to a landmark low...
06/06/2013 | Read More
‘No need for any type of fossil fuel,' says lead author of new report. Wind, water and sunlight could supply all New York state's power.
By 2050, New York State could run entirely on energy produced from wind, water and sunlight. That...
03/21/2013 | Read More
Plans are taking shape to pipe carbon-heavy Canadian oil to the Northeast, pushing into gear an effort to size up CO2 costs of fuels used in the region.
As concerns rise over plans to pipe Canadian tar sands oil to the East Coast for the first time, a...
02/26/2013 | Read More
Eight of the 11 domestic energy companies on the Fortune 100 haven't set greenhouse gas reduction or renewable energy goals, a report finds.
Recognizing the impact of global warming—or perhaps just looking for a little positive press—large...
01/03/2013 | Read More
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...
12/21/2012 | Read More
Continuing protests will spotlight the danger of burning fossil energy reserves containing 2,795 gigatons of CO2.
Karen Bagdes-Canning felt a sense of déjà vu when she marched past the White House on Sunday...
11/19/2012 | Read More
A second Obama White House guarantees California a federal supporter in its crusade to slow global warming.
For decades, California has been the engine of growth behind America's sputtering clean energy...
11/08/2012 | Read More