Are Solar-Powered Homes Jacking Up Everyone Else’s Electric Bills?

Illustration by Mr. Biscuit

Solar power is cheaper than ever—but utilities are trying to discourage people from using it.

How Coal-Loving States Are Waging War on Obama’s New Climate Rules

Obama's climate plan calls for power plants in Virginia like this to be closed or renovated. Ed Lallo/ZUMA

ALEC is helping local lawmakers fight the Clean Power Plan.

Tons of BP Oil Is Still on the Bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

A shell stained by oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Robin Loznak/ZUMA

A new study shows that cleanup efforts barely scratched the surface.

Climate Change Is Kicking the Insurance Industry’s Butt

A house in New Jersey damaged by Hurricane Sandy is still abandoned nearly two years after the storm. Akira Suwa/Philadelphia Inquirer/ZUMA

As disaster-related losses soar, insurance is more difficult to come by.

Walmart Is the Biggest Corporate Solar User. Why Are Its Owners Funding Groups That Oppose Solar?

Solar panels adorn the roof of a Walmart store in Arizona. Walmart/Flickr

The Waltons have given $4.5 million to anti-clean-energy groups over the last four years.

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