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For Some, Coal Contracts are, “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose.”

, Senior Energy Analyst

There is a pervasive myth in the electric sector that the owners of coal-fired power plants all sign long term contracts for coal. Once upon a time, that may have been true; but that simply isn’t the case today.

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California’s Clean Fuel Policies Clear Roadblocks to Electric Vehicles

, Senior scientist

The fight against climate change will be won or lost depending on how successful we are at decarbonizing the transportation sector.  Transportation is the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions responsible for climate change in the United States, and in California, and while emissions from electricity generation have been falling, emissions from transportation have been rising.  Getting these emissions in check requires steady higher efficiency conventional vehicles, a rapid transition to electric vehicles, and cleaner fuels that reduce the carbon emissions of the fuels used by all our vehicles.

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Earth to API—It’s 2016 (not 1916) and “Energy Voters” Want Renewables

, former senior fuels engineer

Recent commercials funded by the American Petroleum Institute suggest expanded fossil fuel development will benefit “our children and our grandchildren”—an untruth that won’t work forever. Read more >

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