Energy Archives - State of the Planet

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How the Department of Energy is Trying to Bolster U.S. Grid Resilience

In a new podcast episode, Bruce Walker from the U.S. Department of Energy discusses lessons learned from the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico, the Trump Administration’s support for coal and nuclear plants, and more.

by |June 19, 2018
Ajay Mathur

How India is Striking a Balance Between Energy and Emissions

Ajay Mathur, a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change, discusses the outlook for energy supply and demand in India, including the critical role that solar power could play in coming years.

by |June 5, 2018
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The U.S. Can Still Take the Lead in Clean Energy Investment

In order for clean energy investments to deliver on their full potential for our economy, national security, and wellbeing, we need to remember three things.

by |May 31, 2018

Machine Listening for Earthquakes

In a new study, researchers show that machine learning algorithms can pick out different types of earthquakes from three years of data at Geysers in California. The repeating patterns of earthquakes appear to match the seasonal rise and fall of water-injection flows into the hot rocks below.

by |May 23, 2018

Greening the Internet

We don’t yet understand what the internet is doing to our politics and culture, but we do know what it’s doing to the planet.

by |May 21, 2018

The States Resist Trump’s Environmental Agenda

The Trump Administration’s efforts to roll back environmental regulations is running into the state and local opposition one might expect given this nation’s strong support for environmental protection.

by |May 7, 2018

Moving Towards 100% Renewable Energy: Drivers Behind City Policies and Pledges

As the United States federal government retreats from energy innovation and environmental regulation, local and regional efforts across the U.S. are scaling up.

by |April 24, 2018

Will Electric Vehicles Take Over the World?

Many countries are banning fossil fuel run cars in favor of electric vehicles. How does the future look for EVs and how green are they really?

by |April 23, 2018
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How Would a Carbon Tax Impact the Economy?

A recent episode of the Global Energy Exchange podcast, conservative economist Glenn Hubbard explains how “putting a price on carbon” might work.

by |April 16, 2018
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Proposed Pipelines Could Threaten Water Supply for NYC and Indigenous Groups

Similar to Standing Rock, a battle for clean energy and water rages on in our own backyard, but few in New York City seem to notice.

by |April 5, 2018