Nationalizing Energy In Response To The Climate Crisis

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffingtonpost.com -

The White House is considering plans to invoke an obscure, Cold War-era law to prop up struggling coal-fired power plants, a move that some say could open the door for Democrats to take radical [...]

Six Months After Hurricane, Puerto Ricans Are Still Without Light

By EL Jennings-Maldonado, We Act Radio. -

Yabucoa is a municipality located in the southeastern part of Puerto Rico. On Wednesday September 20th, 2017 at 2 AM, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Now, six months later, [...]

More Coal Capacity Closed In 2018 Than First 3 Years Of Obama Admin

By Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentechmedia.com -

Last week, the Sierra Club announced the latest U.S. coal plant to close: FirstEnergy’s Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia. It’s No. 268 in a long line of U.S. coal plants that have shut [...]

Union Group Argues For Public Ownership Of Energy Systems

By Christine Marie, Socialistaction.org -

According to the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IEA-IREA), the investment needed to keep global warming below the threshold of two degrees Celsius [...]

No Drop In U.S. Carbon Footprint Expected Through 2050, Energy Department Says

By John H. Cushman JR., Insideclimatenews.org -

The carbon footprint of the United States will barely go down at all for the foreseeable future and will be slightly higher in 2050 than it is now, according to a new projection by the Energy [...]

The Clean Power Plan Is Not Worth Saving

By Dennis Higgins, Truthout -

The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was proposed by President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2014 to mitigate human-caused factors in climate change. In censuring Trump's attack on the [...]

Oil Giants See Future In Offshore Wind Power.

By Lindsey Gilpin, Insideclimatenews.org -

Transporting an offshore wind array from the factory floor to the ocean floor is no easy feat. Giant, specialized marine vessels must carry the blades and turbines—which sit atop rigs hundreds of [...]

Trump Picks FERC Official With Potential Conflicts Of Interest

By Mark Hand, Thinkprogress.org -

By choosing a longtime corporate attorney to head the nation’s top energy regulatory agency, President Donald Trump stuck to his practice of nominating officials riddled with potential conflicts [...]

FERC Reviewing Approval Policy For Pipelines

By Steve Horn, desmogblog.com -

The new chairman for the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Kevin McIntyre, says the agency plans to review its permitting process and procedures for natural gas pipelines.FERC has [...]

Microgrids Keep These Cities Running When The Power Goes Out

By Erica Gies, insideclimatenews.org -

By Erica Gies for Inside Climate News - Borrego Springs, California, is a quaint town of about 3,400 people set against the Anza-Borrego Desert about 90 miles east of San Diego. Summers are [...]

Anti-Fracking Protest Shuts Down Traffic At Energy Companies’ Offices

By Julia Conley, commondreams.org -

By Julia Conley for Common Dreams - The protesters set up two tripod structures in the middle fn a main intersection leading to Southpointe, a 589-acre property in suburban Washington County, [...]

West Virginia Signs Investment Pact With China Energy

By Staff, AP.org -

By Staff for Associated Press - West Virginia officials announced an agreement on Thursday with China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd. for the company to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development [...]

Newsletter – People Act Where US Fails On Climate

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. The climate crisis is upon us. It seems that every report on climate conditions has one thing in common: things are worse than predicted. The World [...]

Public Power As A Vehicle Towards Energy Democracy

By Johanna Bozuwa, thenextsystem.org -

By Johanna Bozuwa for The Next System Project - “We would line up all of our inhalers in a row on the benches before we would go run, just in case,” recounts Kristen Ethridge; an Indiana resident [...]

Newsletter – From Neoliberal Injustice To Economic Democracy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.popularresistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. This week, we will focus on positive work that people are doing to change current systems in ways that reduce the wealth divide, meet basic needs, build peace [...]