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Benjamin Storrow

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Past articles by Benjamin:

PANDEMIC: Global CO2 has risen for a century. That appears to be over

Climate researchers increasingly believe 2019 may represent the world's peak output of carbon dioxide. It's driven by the coronavirus pandemic and a rapid expansion of renewable energy. → Read More

PANDEMIC: Arc of peak oil: From empty wells to demand destruction

The world once debated whether oil wells would run dry. Now, with crude flooding the market, the debate has turned to whether oil companies can sell enough of it. The answer could reshape global emissions. → Read More

COAL: America's mega-emitters are starting to close

When the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona shuts down later this year, it will be one of the largest carbon emitters to ever close in American history. Other massive coal plants are also being retired. → Read More

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: The future of offshore wind may depend on Bernhardt

The nation's first large project for offshore wind is scuffling, and it's unclear how supportive Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is of the proposed facility in Massachusetts. → Read More

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: The coal crisis just hit Powder River Basin. Here's why

When the Belle Ayr mine opened just south of Gillette, Wyo., in 1972, it signaled the beginning of the American coal industry's westward migration. This week, it became a symbol of coal's decline. → Read More

POLITICS: Ore. debacle spotlights enduring divisions on climate

Climate hawks have racked up a string of unprecedented victories in states this year. But the apparent defeat of carbon cap-and-trade legislation in Oregon reveals persistent deep divisions on climate, mostly along party lines. → Read More

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: How much credit can Beyond Coal claim for plant closures?

In 2011, when the Sierra Club and then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched the Beyond Coal campaign, coal accounted for 42% of America's power generation. Today, that figure is closer to 25%. → Read More

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Northeast could trade gas for hydro. Here's the problem

Canada has a surplus of hydropower that could help New England and New York meet their climate goals. But that electricity can't reach the United States without new transmission lines. And those projects are dividing communities. → Read More

EMISSIONS: Cap and trade migrates south

Carbon cap-and-trade programs in America have long been limited to the Northeast and California. Now, they're headed south. → Read More

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Inslee notches climate victory as Wash. decarbonizes grid

Jay Inslee finally has a climate win — and another state is headed for carbon-free electricity. → Read More

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Navajo imagine a future without coal

Before the arrival of the U.S. Army in the mid-1800s, four mountains marked the boundary of the Navajo's ancestral homeland. Today, the tribe could draw a line around its reservation with coal. → Read More

POLITICS: States are already working on 'Green New Deal'

Green New Dealers found themselves at loggerheads last week. Members of the nascent movement agree that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is an urgent priority. But how, exactly, to do it causes friction. Particularly vexing is the role of nuclear power in America's future clean energy mix. → Read More

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Germany wants to phase out coal. Is it moving fast enough?

Germany is pulling the plug on coal. But Europe's top carbon emitter now faces questions about whether it is moving fast enough to scrap the carbon-intensive fuel. → Read More

CAMPAIGN 2020: Is Inslee the climate choice? First he must pass something

Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is running for president as the climate change candidate. Here's the problem: Despite decades advocating for climate action, he has endured spectacular failures while achieving just a few minor victories. → Read More

EMISSIONS: Climate action relied on natural gas. Then CO2 spiked

America has followed a simple formula for reducing carbon emissions this century: Retire old coal plants, replace them with natural gas, add a dash of renewables. → Read More

STATES: N.Y. touts climate action, then rejects CO2 plan for cars

There's a hole in the ambitious climate plan unveiled by East Coast states this week to reduce car pollution. It's larger than a Big Apple. → Read More

STATES: Cap and trade for cars arrives in the Northeast

Nine states and the District of Columbia committed to forming a cap-and-trade system for the transportation sector, one of the most ambitious regional programs ever undertaken to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. → Read More

EMISSIONS: U.S. oil is surging. Here's what it means for the climate

The United States is exporting more oil than ever before. Some experts say that could increase emissions. → Read More

POLITICS: Elizabeth Warren on climate change: Who knows?

Elizabeth Warren has a huge following. But as the Massachusetts senator prepares for a likely presidential run, there are growing questions about what she would do to address the world's mounting climate crisis. → Read More

ENERGY TRANSITION: Tech companies cut risk of renewables with insurance

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