Energy : NPR
California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power
by Lauren Sommer
18 Aug 2017 at 2:00am
On a sunny day, California gets up to 40 percent of its energy from solar power. Monday's total eclipse isn't just a scientific spectacle, it's a major concern for the state's power grid.
Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards
by Sonari Glinton
14 Aug 2017 at 1:28pm
The Trump administration has opened a 45-day comment period ahead of proposed changes to Obama-era EPA rules for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks.
At CERN, In Search Of Nature's Building Blocks
by Marcelo Gleiser
9 Aug 2017 at 6:22am
In a world so divided by cultural and economic warfare, what happens at the European laboratory for particle physics stands out as a celebration of the best we have to offer, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Baby, It's Cold Inside
8 Aug 2017 at 7:18am
AC is central to American life ? more than 8 out of 10 homes have it.
How The Dream Of America's 'Nuclear Renaissance' Fizzled
by Molly Samuel
6 Aug 2017 at 4:19am
Construction of new, modern reactors seemed to herald a new era of nuclear power expansion in the U.S. Now all but one of those projects have been canceled.
PHOTOS: Looking Cool In Congo ? Even When The Electricity Goes Out
by Sasha Ingber
5 Aug 2017 at 4:00am
"This idea of really taking pride in who you are and what you look like is the thing that keeps them going every day in a place where nothing really works," says photojournalist Shayla Harris.
Earthquake Shakes Central Oklahoma, One Of 7 In 28 Hours
by James Doubek
3 Aug 2017 at 1:23am
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.2 hit Wednesday night. Earthquakes used to be rare in Oklahoma. Scientists say they're linked to the disposal of wastewater from fracking.
As Oil Prices Predicted To Remain Low, Energy Firms Seek Ways To Adapt
by Chris Arnold
28 Jul 2017 at 1:54pm
The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell this week said it now expects oil prices to remain low forever. The global oil glut of recent years shows no sign of diminishing. Energy demand has leveled off.
Environmentalists Provoke Pipeline Workers To Speak Up
by Jeff Brady
27 Jul 2017 at 1:28pm
As oil and gas pipeline projects increase, and more environmentalists protest, a Pipeliners union wants to make sure it's part of the public conversation.
A Bother, A Brotherhood: Living Among The Mines In Coal Country
by Daniella Cheslow
22 Jul 2017 at 4:00am
When Mary Jo and Mike Picklo bought their house in 2003, they expected to retire in it ? until a coal mine opened across the street. They don't want it there, but they are nearly alone in their view.
As Coal Jobs Fade, A Mining County Struggles To Redefine Itself
by Laura Roman
20 Jul 2017 at 2:00am
Somerset County in southwestern Pennsylvania is deep coal country. For years, it's been looking to remake itself. Wind energy and health care may be its future ? if it can attract qualified workers.
Natural Gas Building Boom Fuels Climate Worries, Enrages Landowners
by Kristen Lombardi
17 Jul 2017 at 2:00am
Companies are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve thousands of miles of pipelines from Appalachia. It's an agency that almost never says no.
Chinese Company Tries To Win Over Wyoming Wind Workers
by Madelyn Beck
15 Jul 2017 at 5:52am
There's international competition to get into Wyoming's fast growing wind energy industry. A Chinese wind company is seeking an edge by offering free training to former coal miners.
Reading, Writing And Fracking? What The Oil Industry Teaches Oklahoma Students
by Joe Wertz
11 Jul 2017 at 1:51am
Oklahoma's oil industry is spending millions on science lessons for public schools. But environmentalists say omitting climate change leaves students unprepared.
As First Model 3 Rolls Off The Line, Can Tesla Sustain Momentum?
by Sonari Glinton
7 Jul 2017 at 2:08am
Tesla's first Model 3 comes off the assembly line Friday, a pivotal moment for the company. It's Tesla's mass-market electric car ? with a $35,000 price. But it faces challenges ramping up production.