What Does the Green Transition Mean for Energy Jobs?

The number of people working in renewable energy has nearly doubled in 10 years as the world begins its transition away from polluting fossil fuels like oil and gas, new research showed. Jobs in renewables hit 13.7 million in 2022, including in solar, bioenergy, hydropower and wind, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International […]

A Former Marine’s Crusade to Bring Renewable Energy to Puerto Rican Communities

Carlos Alberto Velázquez López is on a mission to make the island 100% powered by renewables before 2050.  When Category 4 Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, Carlos Alberto Velázquez López worked for a small solar installation company. What he saw in the aftermath — including some communities going without power for 11 […]

Green UK Firms Show the Potential of a Global Net Zero Economy

From renewable energy to electric vehicles, net zero businesses offer higher wages and could revive industrial heartlands. On the banks of the Tyne and Tees rivers in northeast England, set against a backdrop of years of industrial decline, the green shoots of a new kind of industrialisation are growing. Once famous for the din of […]

Critics Question How Climate-Friendly an Appalachian ‘Blue’ Hydrogen Hub Will Be

Promoters promise clean energy from hydrogen production with carbon capture and storage, but skeptics question reliance on technology that hasn’t been proven at scale. Critics say a pair of proposals to make Appalachian Ohio part of regional hydrogen hubs is likely to benefit the state’s oil and gas industry more than the climate. The two […]

A Climate Lawsuit Won Big in Montana. What Will it Mean For Other Cases?

Why experts say the Held v. Montana decision could lead to more climate wins in the courts. After three years, a climate lawsuit brought by 16 young people against the state of Montana has come to a stunning close. On Monday, a Montana district court judge ruled that the state government’s energy permitting policies violated the youth plaintiffs’ […]