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Recent articles by Ben:

Democrats sense now or never moment on climate legislation

They face the task of crafting a clean energy plan that will be significantly smaller than progressives have envisioned. → Read More

No part of the United States will be untouched by extreme weather

Some regions are safer than others, but no place is free of risk. → Read More

New coal-fired power projects dwindle worldwide

Coal-fired power projects have fallen by 76% globally since the Paris Agreement was struck in 2015. → Read More

The path to Biden's offshore wind goal

Officials see offshore wind among the many tools to help meet the White House goal of 100% carbon-free power by 2035. → Read More

The private climate finance surge

"Asset owners are finally waking up to the reality of the climate crisis in a big and meaningful way..." → Read More

The big gap between U.S. emissions and climate targets

"To shift to a sustainable trajectory, we need to massively step up investment in clean energy technologies." → Read More

Urban heat extremes show huge disparities based on race and income, study finds

High poverty areas are up to 7 degrees hotter than rich neighborhoods, and minority areas are also hotter. → Read More

Biden leans into clean power mandate despite hurdles

"I want to set a clean electric standard that moves us to a fully clean and reliable grid." → Read More

Exclusive: White House signals "clean" standard push in budget reconciliation

The "clean energy standard" is a priority for environmentalists. → Read More

Biden administration reappoints director of key climate office, whom Trump had removed

Trump had replaced Michael Kuperberg with a scientist who disputed climate change science. → Read More

Vast majority of existing coal plants are more costly than wind or solar plants

Analysis says that 182 coal plants are uneconomic or slated to shut down in the next half-decade. → Read More

U.S. solar had a record year in 2020

Solar continues to benefit from supportive state and federal policies. → Read More

More central banks are taking on the financial dangers of climate change

The Fed formed a panel to research climate change's financial implications on Monday. → Read More

Study finds viable pathways to "net-zero" U.S. emissions by 2050

The study says it would require unprecedented rates of deployment of a slew of technologies, but it's feasible. → Read More

How John Kerry's role as Biden's special climate envoy will work

Kerry's work will be under the purview of the State Department. → Read More

Trump's Paris agreement endgame is coming Nov. 4

The date's significance depends almost entirely on what happens a day earlier. → Read More

The oil industry faces dual threats of uncertainty from the pandemic and 2020 election

It's a lot even for a sector that rides the currents of global markets and geopolitics. → Read More

Court orders temporary shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must conduct a new environmental analysis. → Read More

Joe Biden presidential campaign climate change team

Biden campaign rolls out climate team to help boost turnout → Read More

BlackRock pushes U.S. oil majors harder on climate change efforts

It comes at a time when European-based majors are more active than their American peers. → Read More