Stories by Amy Harder

The coal industry hits natural gas on climate change concerns

Illustration of a tiny natural gas rig on top of a warming planet
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

America's beleaguered coal industry is attacking natural gas for its role in fueling climate change.

Between the lines: It’s ironic because coal is considered far more damaging to the climate than gas.

The amount of voluntary renewable energy purchases keeps rising

The amount of renewable electricity being bought voluntarily has increased nearly 300% since 2010, according to new data from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Data: National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios
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How I am trying to get greener and cheaper electricity

Illustration of a light bulb with the filament in the shape of a cent symbol.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

A growing chorus of companies mostly unknown to the wider public is seeking to convince people you don’t need solar panels on your roof to go green.

The intrigue: Instead of writing about this from afar, I’m experiencing it firsthand and sharing my experience. I have signed up with Arcadia Power, a DC-based startup founded in 2014 that’s leading this sector with a digital focus.