When a coal company goes bankrupt, what happens to their mines? Thousands of abandoned mines are scattered across the country. With the US coal industry in crisis, the money for clean up is running out.
This isn't your typical rodeo. There are no horses, no cowboys and no lassos. But you will see skilled natural gas workers wield backhoes and shovels in a competition for bragging rights.
What will the electricity of the future look like? And how big of a difference will the Clean Power Plan make? This interactive graphic lets you explore our power-mix in the 2030, both with and without the CPP.
Inside Energy recently made a video about what the Clean Power Plan means for you. In that video, we used a lot of numbers: 98 quadrillion Btu (the total energy used in the United States last year), 100 lightning bolts (the amount of energy each American used last year...ish), 150,000 (the number of people employed in the U.S. Coal industry), and more. In the video, we had mere seconds to share those numbers. But at Inside Energy, we like to get real nerdy about energy. So we're sharing the stories behind those numbers.
The Clean Power Plan is our country’s most ambitious attempt yet to fight climate change, and it’s causing quite the legal stir. But what does it mean for you, and how big of a deal is it, really?
Consultation, the formal process of communication between tribes and the federal government, has become a central issue in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline. But this is not the first time tribes have sued over consultation violations. These lawsuits are becoming more and more common thanks, in part, to actions taken by the Obama Administration.
After hearing more than five hours of public testimony against it, the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee rejected a bill that would have increased the tax on wind energy production.
Legislators see the increase as a way to raise revenues in the face of a massive budget shortfall due to a drop in coal, oil and gas production. But wind developers say it's a dangerous gamble for a state that has some of the best wind power potential in the nation.
One thing we can say about this year’s presidential election, it’s not following the rules of the game. Take the oil and gas industry for example. Although Donald Trump is the keynote speaker at Pennsylvania's annual Shale Insight conference this week, industry executives and employees have not been opening their wallets to the Republican nominee.
Moody's analyzed the impact of low energy prices on fossil fuel producing states. The credit ratings agency found that some states are better positioned than others to weather the downturn.