The French have extracted concessions from their government by taking to the streets en masse. Their protest carries a valuable lesson.
The most limited rise in global temperatures—never mind higher ones—is going to exact a price.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s own analysis reveals the dangers of the plan.
On "Late Night with Seth Meyers," the host checks in on the acting Environmental Protection Agency chief, a man Politico recently said "should scare anyone who breathes."
Lawmakers ban investment in companies that derive more than 20 percent of their revenue from coal, oil and gas, the key drivers of climate change. Ireland is the first country in the world to take such action.
The EPA makes the change, which affects more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants, after utilities push back against Obama-era regulations. The companies are expected to save roughly $30 million a year as a result.
China’s energy policy seems perplexing: It is implementing coal-use reductions at home, yet helping to build coal-fired power plants abroad.
Republicans who for years have voted against subsidies for solar and wind power are now eager to have government subsidize coal. Meanwhile, China’s success in renewables grows.
A worldwide improvement in emissions is possible if governments adopt the highest energy efficiency standards for lighting and household appliances, researchers say.