Renewable Energy

Myths about rooftop solar are outshining the reality
Myths about rooftop solar are outshining the reality
Falsehoods about net metering have held it back in Western states.
The takedown of the Clean Power Plan begins
The takedown of the Clean Power Plan begins
Scott Pruitt helps Trump deliver on campaign promise: Reduce EPA to ‘little tidbits.’
Trump considers tariffs on solar industry
Trump considers tariffs on solar industry
Cheap solar panel imports damage domestic sales, and curbing them could drive prices up.
Nuclear power divides California’s environmentalists
Nuclear power divides California’s environmentalists
Is the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant good or bad for the climate?
Podcast: The cult of Tesla
Podcast: The cult of Tesla
What is it about Tesla and Elon Musk that has attracted such fierce devotion from so many people?
An electric-power giant is poised to fail
An electric-power giant is poised to fail
A radical change could be coming to the way electric co-ops across the country do business.
See wind power’s eerie beauty
See wind power’s eerie beauty
A new exhibit, Harnessing the Wind, looks at Western landscapes now marked by wind turbines.
Will a bigger energy grid make way for renewables?
Will a bigger energy grid make way for renewables?
Utilities are embracing California’s bid to expand its grid, but states aren’t so sure.
How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be
How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be
A look back at a decade of coverage of anti-fossil fuel protests.
 Are Hillary Clinton’s clean energy goals achievable?
Are Hillary Clinton’s clean energy goals achievable?
Before clinching the nomination, she outlined her ambitions for public lands and renewables.
Trump’s contradictory promise: Bring back coal and boost natural gas
Trump’s contradictory promise: Bring back coal and boost natural gas
Experts say low natural gas prices are the biggest cause of coal’s downturn.
Latest: New wind farm releases plan to mitigate bird deaths
Latest: New wind farm releases plan to mitigate bird deaths
Renewable energy installations can cause thousands of bird deaths but have been slow to respond.
New renewable energy projects may find opportunity in old transmission lines
New renewable energy projects may find opportunity in old transmission lines
A Montana wind energy project plans to make use of existing infrastructure built for coal.
Solar gardens grow slowly out West
Solar gardens grow slowly out West
Legislative barriers to more widespread community solar remain, although some states are taking action.
Will states find other revenue streams to weather the fossil fuel bust?
Will states find other revenue streams to weather the fossil fuel bust?
Powerhouses like Wyoming and Alaska are shrinking budgets, not looking for new sources of income.
You want to develop clean energy on tribal land? Here’s how.
Oregon’s energy plan offers a glimmer of hope for biomass energy
Oregon’s energy plan offers a glimmer of hope for biomass energy
Advocates hope the timber-rich state’s decision to ditch coal could help revive the struggling industry.
Are Clean Power Plan targets out of reach for Western states?
Are Clean Power Plan targets out of reach for Western states?
Experts say emissions targets are attainable, but uncertainty over how to get there remains.
Shifts toward clean energy threaten Montana coal town
Shifts toward clean energy threaten Montana coal town
Washington and Oregon utilities consider pulling out of Colstrip’s power station.
Nevada decision guts the state’s thriving solar industry
Nevada decision guts the state’s thriving solar industry
Electric utility pushed effort to sour economics of rooftop solar.
Pot dollars and range riders
Pot dollars and range riders
News in brief.
Budget bill would lift ban on crude exports and incentivize renewables
Budget bill would lift ban on crude exports and incentivize renewables
Months of bickering results in $1.1 trillion package to fund most of what the federal government does.
At the BLM, a mixed record for renewables on public lands
At the BLM, a mixed record for renewables on public lands
Will the Paris talks help break bureaucratic deadlocks?