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Prayer Helps Family Escape Raging California Wildfire

Prayer Helps Family Escape Raging California Wildfire

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator As fires rage on in California, jarring footage was captured of a woman and her family praying as they drove through the blaze, hoping to come out alive. WATCH:      Chatfield — who was forced to evacuate her hometown of Paradise, California — posted her video on Facebook, which has […]

Study Calls Into Question Claims Made by Carbon Tax Supporters

Study Calls Into Question Claims Made by Carbon Tax Supporters

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator A study released Wednesday casts doubt on many of the assurances made by carbon tax supporters, revealing such a fee on emissions would not bring substantial benefits to the environment or the economy. Calls for implementing a carbon tax — a fee imposed on large emitters of carbon — have […]

Democrats Are Protesting GOP Changes to the Endangered Species Act

Democrats Are Protesting GOP Changes to the Endangered Species Act

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator Democrats are calling on Republican lawmakers not to move forward with several proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act, arguing that the amendments would undermine the protection of at-risk wildlife. In a letter addressed to numerous House and Senate leaders, Democrats on Tuesday encouraged lawmakers not to pass several amendments […]

Utility That Tried To Blame California Fires On Climate Change Could Face Bankruptcy

Utility That Tried To Blame California Fires On Climate Change Could Face Bankruptcy

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator PG&E executives suggested climate change was to blame for a spate of deadly wildfires that rocked California in 2017, but now the state’s largest utility is facing the possibility of bankruptcy after investigators found it responsible. Raging wildfires devastated Northern California in October 2017. Enhanced by high winds, the fires ultimately killed […]

California Debates Going ‘Carbon Neutral’ As Grid Worries Mount

California Debates Going ‘Carbon Neutral’ As Grid Worries Mount

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator California lawmakers are considering a slate of clean energy bills, but passage could further agitate an energy crisis already brewing in the deep blue state. Three different energy bills failed to pass the California state legislature in 2017. A bill requiring California power to become carbon neutral by 2045, a […]

Researchers Spend Hundreds of Thousands to Stop Wind Turbines from Killing Eagles

Researchers Spend Hundreds of Thousands to Stop Wind Turbines from Killing Eagles

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator Researchers in Oregon are using a federal grant of over half a million dollars to figure out how to stop wind turbines from killing thousands of birds every year. Researchers at Oregon State University were awarded a 27-month, $625,000 grant from the Department of Energy Wind Technology Office i n May […]

Navajo and Hopi People Lose Out Big in Energy Decision

Navajo and Hopi People Lose Out Big in Energy Decision

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator The board members of an Arizona aqueduct system voted in favor of obtaining power outside of the Navajo Generating Station, dealing a blow to the coal plant’s future. In a Thursday meeting, the Central Arizona Project board members voted to approve a 20-year power agreement with AZ Solar 1. The decision comes as a […]