The coal economy amounts to a major stumbling block for Appalachia, home to some of America's poorest communities.
But fracked gas releases greater greenhouse gas emissions than coal, studies suggest.
The World Bank is phasing out of coal and ramping up support for "fracked" natural gas, even though research suggests that climate impacts of fracking may be even worse than coal.
Two Massachusetts men anchor lobster boat in Mount Hope Bay, call for immediate coal plant shutdown to avert climate change catastrophe
Do we all have to drown in rising seas or broil in epic droughts before we decide it's time to switch to renewable energy?
How climate change and Word Bank decisions lead to the crisis.
The United States can't afford giveaways for mining and oil companies anymore.
Central Asia dazzles the world with its energy sources.
I'd much rather that representatives of the world's nations gather on a regular basis to bore themselves to death in a conference rather than beat themselves to death in a war. Make resolutions, not war is the bumper sticker of the future.
President Barack Obama's 2013 budget proposal offers a window into which battles he aims to fight and which ones he intends to avoid. Here's a breakdown of the energy policies embedded in the proposed budget.