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Some power generators — finding they can make more money supplying electricity to Bitcoin-mining operations than selling it to the grid — are shifting focus.

The electric vehicle boom is driving a surge in demand for metals needed for batteries and other components. Some companies say the solution lies in mining the deep oceans. Scientists say that could irreversibly damage a vast, largely pristine ecosystem.

They say burning natural gas harms communities of color, exceeds New York's carbon limits and helps make the case for a federal clean energy standard.

President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
A handful of "super emitters" are responsible for the vast majority of all emissions in the energy sector.
Ukraine, which has been making reforms in the hopes of joining the EU, is now demanding the bloc lives up to prior commitments.
Earth Overshoot Day improved last year because of the pandemic. As the economy opens up, it’s moving in the wrong direction again.
One of the dangers of using trees as offsets is that they can suddenly and catastrophically release all their stored carbon.
Decades ago, the federal highway boom tore apart historically Black neighborhoods across the U.S. The legacy of this racist federal transportation policy continues to define urban spaces, even as some cities look to reconnect these communities.

Not many people wake up thrilled at the possibility of a federal bill on infrastructure. But news of a $1 trillion infrastructure agreement between Democrats and Republicans, with $550 billion in new spending, is a big deal — one that could affect Americans' lives both directly and indirectly.

With the era of building big dams over in the U.S., a growing number of existing dams are being modified to produce hydropower. These projects, advocates say, avoid the damaging impacts of new dams and could generate enough renewable electricity for several million homes.

An economist argues that the international accord, which depends on collective action, does not include the kinds of incentives and penalties that would ensure that countries do their part.

Precisely what role do companies like Tyson, Nestlé, and Coca-Cola play in shaping policies that regulate junk food advertisements to children, maintain a low tipped minimum wage, and limit carbon emissions? No one knows for sure, including their shareholders.

Departing Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Neil Chatterjee said his handling of a Trump-era push to elevate coal and nuclear plants to boost grid resilience caused the issue to spiral into partisan politics.

Joe Manchin, the conservative Democrat from West Virginia who is the lynchpin of his party's climate agenda, made nearly $500,000 from one of the most polluting coal power plants in West Virginia last year alone.

The Biden administration is preparing car rules that could eventually surpass Obama-era emissions reductions. But it could take years to achieve stringent carbon decreases.
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