December 14, 2018

Offshore Wind Opportunities Draw Bidding War in Record-Setting Sale

Companies competing for the opportunity to install wind turbines in Atlantic waters off Massachusetts shattered records in an auction that started Thursday. After 24 rounds of sealed bidding, companies had already pledged $285 million toward three offshore wind leases, more than six times the previous high, Bloomberg reports.

U.S. Solar Takes Hit from Trump Tariffs But Is Cheaper Than Ever: Report

The number of new U.S. solar installations fell 15 percent in the third quarter, largely as a result of the Trump administration's tariffs policies, an industry groups says. But analysts expect the current weakness in the utility-scale market to be offset by larger volumes over the next five years because of low solar prices, the report said.

Wildfires May Soon Be Uninsurable Risks for Homeowners

There are signs that homeowners in wildfire-prone areas could see their deductibles increase or their home insurance cancelled as global warming increases wildfire risk, CBS News reports. House fires have traditionally been covered. But "the standard assumption of wildfire being a 'secondary' peril may evolve in the future," said Steve Bowen of the insurance company Aon.

December 13, 2018

Mayors and Governors Rebut Trump Administration Position at Climate Summit

While the Trump White House promotes fossil fuels at the UN climate talks in Poland, another group of U.S. leaders is ready to take action on climate change. A coalition of U.S. governors and mayors is meeting with foreign officials and says it's committed to reducing greenhouse gases even if the federal government is not.

December 10, 2018

Why Some Greens are Turning Away From a Carbon Tax

Putting a price on carbon has been an idea with some amount of bipartisan support in Washington for decades. But taxes on greenhouse gases are proving a hard sell with the public, even as time to head off disastrous climate change shrinks.

December 7, 2018

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