Demand had already been on the rise since last year amid a natural gas shortage and as electricity use surged after pandemic restrictions were rolled back.
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Relentless price declines over the past decade made renewables the cheapest sources of electricity in much of the world. In the past year, the price of solar panels are up 50%.
For a U.S. President Joe Biden, rejoining the Paris agreement would be almost as simple as signing an autograph. The hard part would be everything else. With global warming already fueling wildfires, hurricanes and mass migrations, Biden would face the monumental task of decarbonizing the ...
The grim outlook for coal could take a political toll on Trump, whose 2016 victory was propelled by carrying the mining strongholds of West Virginia and Pennsylvania.