The pandemic recession has reduced US energy demand, roiling budgets in states that are major fossil fuel producers. But politics and culture can impede efforts to look beyond oil, gas and coal.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: covid-19 fossil-fuels alaska oil coal natural-gas energy-prices fossil-fuel-industry wyoming texas north-dakota coronavirus-recession just-transitions state-budgets
The fall in the carbon dioxide emissions is not just due to the country's coronavirus lockdown.
May 12, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: fuel carbon-dioxide india oil-gas-industry greenhouse-gas-emissions carbon-footprint coal-mining
How should the United States power its economy in 2050? A recent survey finds surprising agreement from Americans of all political stripes.
May 5, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change energy public-opinion fossil-fuels regulation oil coal renewable-energy us-energy-policy natural-gas energy-prices energy-subsidies
Coal could someday be used to make a variety of useful devices, researchers suggest.
April 27, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: electronics carbon coal research invention school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse
The US is gradually shifting to lower-carbon energy sources, but the COVID-19 pandemic, an oil price crash and a likely recession are big speed bumps.
March 31, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 china solar-power fossil-fuels supply-chains coronavirus-2020 recession coal renewable-energy wind-energy oil-prices energy-transition electricity-generation
Air pollution kills thousands of Americans every year – here's a low-cost strategy to reduce the toll
A new study takes an innovative approach to reducing fine particle air pollution and spotlights key sources: factories that burn coal and oil, petrochemical plants and burning wood for home heating.
Feb. 21, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: air-pollution regulation oil coal wood particulates us-environmental-protection-agency air-pollution-and-health
Air pollution from electricity generation led to 16,000 early deaths in the US in 2014, research finds. And there are disparities in impact by race and location.
Nov. 21, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: pollution death electricity fossil-fuels united-states coal featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity
The new mine in Cumbria could create 500 jobs but protesters argue it will contribute to global warming.
Nov. 2, 2019 • ~3 min
Tags: whitehaven coal-mining
Carbon capture technologies could actually produce more carbon dioxide than they suck up. Focusing on renewables is a better solution, researchers say.
Oct. 28, 2019 • ~8 min
Tags: sustainability climate-change electricity carbon-dioxide coal renewable-energy earth-and-environment
A new tool can spot contamination from coal fly ash. "Our hope is that this new tracer...will help us provide greater protection to communities at risk."
Oct. 22, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: pollution soil lead isotopes coal earth-and-environment
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