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With Mayor Kenney’s help, The Philadelphia Energy Authority is making unprecedented strides in increasing energy efficiency in the city, and they are just getting started.
The wildfires that ripped through California in 2017 and 2018 erased a quarter century of insurance industry profits in the state. How are insurers responding to the increased risk brought on by climate change?
By 2035, older adults will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. As this population ages, how can we best meet their energy and transportation needs?
Exacerbated by climate change, the delivery of electricity has become a significant wildfire risk in recent years. Despite the cost, policies like burying power lines have been shown as an effective way to curtail fires.
One of the most far-reaching effects of an escalation of the U.S.-Iran conflict could be a shutdown of oil tanker traffic. Such a move would push international oil markets into turmoil and Russia could emerge as a crucial market stabilizer.
The climate change conference has been widely panned as a failure. While there is very real cause for concern, it’s worth taking a closer look at what negotiators did, and didn’t, accomplish to understand where the global effort to slow global warming stands.
A few small changes this holiday season can have a positive impact on your energy use and climate footprint.
At a time when the world urgently needs to divest from fossil fuels, does the world’s largest company reveal where investor loyalty really lies?
The falling costs and increasing capacity of lithium-ion battery technology have given rise to a proliferation of grid level energy storage. As prices continue to drop for batteries and other storage technologies, there is a need to create smart ways to pay for their installation and operation.