Environment & Energy

Policy: Environment & Energy

Solar power set to double for seventh straight year

By Zack Colman | 09/01/14 11:59 AM

Solar power set to double for seventh straight year

While solar's slice of the U.S. electricity pie is still small -- it accounted for just 0.2 percent of total generation in 2013 -- the electric utility industry is viewing it as a disruptive force.
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Protesters who blocked coal shipment set for trial

Protesters who blocked coal shipment set for trial

By PHILIP MARCELO | 08/31/14 02:41 PM

Two men who used an old lobster boat to block a coal shipment to New England's largest coal-burning power plant say they plan to argue at trial that their actions were necessary because of the threat posed by climate change.
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Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

By RAY HENRY | 08/31/14 01:44 PM

The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.
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