Energy & Industry

California enters the global climate stage
California enters the global climate stage
As Trump backs off climate agreement, California tackles ambitious renewables goal.
Let the floodgates of protest open over Bears Ears
Let the floodgates of protest open over Bears Ears
96 percent of public comments defend national monuments.
Nevada governor signs law to revive rooftop solar industry
Nevada governor signs law to revive rooftop solar industry
Public pressure prompts reversal of unfriendly solar policies.
Powering down
For Montana electric utility, deregulation comes home to roost
Can the West have its own Energiewende?
Los Angeles adopts a German-like feed-in-tariff to encourage rooftop solar
How to clean up abandoned mines -- without landing in court
How to clean up abandoned mines -- without landing in court
Anyone who tries to fix a draining mine may become liable for its water pollution. But Good Samaritans are finding ways to avoid getting sued for their good deeds.
Growing our gas
The renewable fuel standard has potential, but the omission of algae is a big hole
Mine cleanup for dummies: A flowchart
Forest Service wields an uncommon mining law
In Idaho the agency is challenging gold mining claims in an area once slated for hydropower
Energy geeks rejoice!
Our quickie guide to trivial, extraction-related iPhone apps
Wyoming windsock you in the face!
The Cowboy state makes an ambitious bid to get California in on its wind
An interview with Joshua Zaffos
An interview with Joshua Zaffos
Joshua Zaffos discusses his story on industry money and higher education with KDNK's Nelson Harvey.
Lost in translation
What good are public meetings when neither the BLM nor the locals are being heard?
Transmission: The missing link in the renewables revolution
Want a lot of solar and wind? Then you'll need a lot of power lines
Oil and gas companies pour money into research universities
Oil and gas companies pour money into research universities
In the midst of the nation’s current oil and gas frenzy and controversies over fracking, energy company contributions to schools are raising questions about academic integrity.
Oil boom spurs a rush on extractive education programs
Oil boom spurs a rush on extractive education programs
As production from unconventional reserves ramps up, students are flooding into university and technical programs supporting oil and gas development.
What's the rush?
Watching Blackfeet oil and gas drilling near Glacier National Park
Too much, or not enough?
Comparing fracking regulations across the country
You can't keep a cow from water (or Jon Marvel from grazing issues)
You can't keep a cow from water (or Jon Marvel from grazing issues)
The founder of Western Watersheds Project will retire, but remains vigilant against "welfare ranching."
A royal(ty) mess
Are mining companies paying their fair share for the coal and minerals extracted from public land?
2012 in numbers
The author tries to save the world from doom by listing important energy and climate figures
A mining rush in Canada’s backcountry threatens Alaska salmon
A mining rush in Canada’s backcountry threatens Alaska salmon
Canadian governments back proposals for more than a dozen new mines along salmon-rich rivers that flow to the Alaska coast.
A different borderland blues
A different borderland blues
Mining in British Columbia could have big impacts on parts of Canada -- and the U.S.