February 8, 2019 -
Energy efficiency is the lowest-cost way to meet people's energy needs, yet utilities in the Southeast lag behind the rest of the nation in efficiency performance. The federal Green New Deal plan released this week could change that, with its call to upgrade all existing buildings to meet efficiency standards.
June 5, 2014 -
The EPA unveiled a rule this week requiring power plants to stop using the Earth's atmosphere as an open sewer for dumping carbon pollution. While the rule doesn't go far enough to halt dangerous global warming, it will reduce health-damaging pollution and save thousands of lives -- but some states vow to fight it.
May 14, 2014 -
A new study shows how the United States could democratize systems, create jobs, and radically reduce emissions by 2050.
June 26, 2013 -
Bypassing a Congress that's failed to take action to address a worsening problem, President Obama unveiled a plan to curb climate-disrupting pollution from coal-fired power plants -- with big implications for the coal-dependent South.
May 1, 2013 -
The Arkansas-based retail giant aims to become a renewable-energy giant. But can Wal-Mart's business model ever really be considered sustainable?
February 19, 2013 -
As some conservative lawmakers target the state's renewable energy law for repeal, a new study details its benefits to the state's economy and consumers.
February 13, 2013 -
As commissioners consider whether to approve Duke Energy's controversial electric generation plan, the legislature wants to fire all of them and let Gov. Pat McCrory appoint a new slate. But given McCrory's longstanding ties to -- and ongoing investments in -- the utility giant, watchdogs say that represents a serious conflict of interest.