There’s a Fight Brewing Over Who Profits From Solar Power

acilo/iStockphoto; skodonnell/iStockphoto

And it’s coming to your roof.

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.


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