Climate & Energy
Senate Bill 373 could boost farmers struggling with slim profit margins by helping them sequester carbon for cash.
Indiana Energy Grid Operator Finds “Transformational Change” Required to Integrate More Renewable Energy
Report released by Carmel-based Midcontinent Independent System Operator finds amount of renewable energy in system could double by 2026, but coordinated action by utility members is necessary to achieve more than 50% renewable energy.
ERCOT: Frozen instruments at natural gas, coal and nuclear facilities most significant factors in Texas blackouts
Despite claims, the organization that manages a vast majority of Texas' power grid said that wind power has been the least significant factor in blackouts.
Bill Restricting Local Governments, State Universities from Reducing Climate Impacts Heads to Senate
House Bill 1191 places restrictions on the efforts local governments and state universities can make on utilities based on the energy’s source, in effect making moving away from fossil fuels illegal on the local level.
A bill backed by farmers and environmental groups that establishes a voluntary carbon market in the state unanimously passes the Senate Natural Resources Committee.
A new Trump EPA rule prevents limits on greenhouse gases emitted by specific industries unless they account for 3% or more of total greenhouse gas emissions.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated Trump’s fossil fuel-friendly ACE Rule that gave states power to regulate emissions and plant efficiency and repealed the Obama-era Clean Power Plan.
A nonpartisan group of climate scientist mothers seeks to introduce bite-sized, relatable content to demystify climate change for all moms.
The announcement is part of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's plan to to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 2050.
Members of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team said rebuilding the ability to combat climate change will be more difficult than initially thought.
Critics said the rule lags a decade behind in technology, could be ineffective for reducing emissions.
IDEM inspectors found continued permit and self-monitoring violations at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor LLC facility as company sale was being finalized.
The NOAA found that the global land surface temperature for November 2020 was the highest on record.
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the decision did not take into account new studies linking particulate matter pollution to increased COVID-19 death risk.
At IU conference, climate activists discussed their hopes for future climate change policy during the Biden administration and beyond.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr. filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to finally decide whether public nuisance laws can be used to sue power plants and other industrial polluters for their pollution.
Revised Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update attempts to limit the amount of ozone pollution and ozone precursors sent to downwind states, contributing to their violation of the 2008 ozone standard.
NIPSCO continued its transition away from coal with new agreements that will power about 270,00 Indiana homes.
A shift in American diets could reduce the environmental impacts of food production and consumption by up to 38%.
A growing number of Hoosiers, especially Blacks and Hispanics, are facing difficulties affording electricity during the pandemic, and the problem could soon grow worse.
A Madison County organization is seeking volunteers to plant hundreds of trees to replace others destroyed by a tornado in 2019.