The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.
By Saher Khan
Kodiak, Alaska, is not only home to abundant fishing grounds, but also to one of the most innovative power grids in the country. As the cost of diesel rose a decade ago, a local electric co-op decided to aim for…
By Rachel Waldholz
If history is a guide, policies that promote wind power expansion will lead to lower prices – potentially beating fossil fuels in the US by 2030.
By Eric Williams and Eric Hittinger, The Conversation
WASHINGTON — For the first time in decades, the United States got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power in March and April.
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
By Roni Dengler
Offshore wind developments are rapidly expanding. But most wind turbines are not built to withstand a direct hit from the strongest hurricanes, according to a new study.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
As senators condemned the budget at a hearing, Energy Secretary Rick Perry made it clear he did not have a say on the request submitted to Congress.
By PBS NewsHour
Norway's vast wealth comes from decades of gas and oil production, yet its citizens are turning their backs on fossil fuels and embracing electric cars like nowhere else. In fact, the Norwegian government is planning to end sales of gasoline…
By Vikram Mansharamani
A rapidly growing global middle class is generating rising demand for refrigerators, computers, air conditioners and smartphones. And thanks to globalization and trade, these power-hungry goods are accessible. But what happens if the backlash against free trade grows?…
By Jes Burns, OPB/EarthFix
A project in Oregon’s Klamath County is aiming to complement renewable energy development in the Northwest by creating a giant water battery.
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