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Articles by Emily Atkin

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The Republican Party’s platform says coal is ‘clean’ energy

The Republican Party’s platform says coal is ‘clean’ energy

For the Republican Party, internet porn is a “public health crisis.” Coal, however, is perfectly “clean.”

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Hillary Clinton’s plan to install half-a-billion solar panels

Hillary Clinton’s plan to install half-a-billion solar panels

Hilary Clinton releases a fact sheet detailing her plan to fight climate change, and it focuses heavily on promoting clean energy generation across the country.

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Spain got 47% of its electricity from renewables in March

Spain got 47% of its electricity from renewables in March

Spain is getting the vast majority of its electricity from carbon-free sources, the country’s grid operator reported on Tuesday.

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America could get 10% of its energy from solar power by 2030

America could get 10% of its energy from solar power by 2030

Solar power could skyrocket in the next 30 years according to a report released Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

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We are on the verge of an electric car battery breakthrough

We are on the verge of an electric car battery breakthrough

Tesla could have found a battery cheap enough to make electric vehicles cost-competitive with conventional cars.

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Scientists are using your smoking habit to make renewable energy

Scientists are using your smoking habit to make renewable energy

To help break the world’s addiction to fossil fuels, scientists are channeling another harmful addiction: smoking cigarettes.

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Internet’s worst reactions to UN’s new climate report

Internet’s worst reactions to UN’s new climate report

Climate fail – members of conservative blogosphere still manage to downplay and misinterpret the latest UN climate report.

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China's ‘war on smog,’ may deploy pollution-fighting drones

China’s ‘war on smog,’ may deploy pollution-fighting drones

China has declared war on pollution as they turn to drones as their weapon of choice.

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Could this glass orb be the future of solar energy?

Could this glass orb be the future of solar energy?

Apart from being aesthetically more pleasing than a standard photovoltaic solar panel, this stand-alone solar energy generator is also 35% more efficient.

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As sea level rises, Fijian village begins to relocate citizens

As sea level rises, Fijian village begins to relocate citizens

Fijian village relocated under country’s climate change refugee program as sea levels rise.

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China 1,000MW solar project flags shift for global market

China 1,000MW solar project flags shift for global market

China’s second largest maker of solar panels will develop a huge 1,000 MW ground-mounted solar power plant complex in a remote Chinese desert.