There’s no safe way to haul oil by the trainload.
Market forces are sparking solar and wind energy growth.
Oil and natural gas gluts are driving prices so low that drill-baby-drillers may have to hit the brakes.
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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.
Obama is finally showing us he is willing to fight - on coal, on tar sands, and on climate. His apparent willingness to challenge the climate impacts of coal and tar sands - after years of silence on both topics - is cause for some celebration.
President Obama moves in the right direction on carbon emissions and Keystone XL pipeline, but disappoints on the promotion of fracking, says Daphne Wysham.
A new movement is putting pressure on people and institutions to dump their investments in dirty energy companies.
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?