Energy

Yesterday
From developer incentives to swapping parking for housing units, two transit systems have come up with plans that tackle the region's housing shortage and its economic inequality. What have they agreed to do, and who will hold them accountable?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
Yesterday
Within ten years, passengers flying on JetBlue out of JFK will leaving a much lower carbon footprint, thanks to a fuel composed of 30 percent biofuel.
The New York Times
Yesterday
The Trump Campaign made a big play for the carbon industry's votes this week at an event in Pittsburgh.
The Wall Street Journal
4 days ago
A pilot project will install solar power along a highway through The Ray, a highway corridor named in memory of sustainable business pioneer Ray C. Anderson.
Southeast Green
4 days ago
The rupture reveals the hazards of pipelines, but also shows how important they are to the economy. Six governors declared states of emergency to deal with gasoline shortages resulting from the pipeline shutdown in Shelby County, Alabama.
The Huntsville Times
5 days ago
A largely revenue-neutral carbon tax proposal, similar to the carbon tax in British Columbia which began in 2008, qualified for the November ballot in Washington. Environmentalists and Democrats, not Big Oil, may cause it's defeat.
Crosscut
5 days ago
Recycled metals, plastics, glass, and other materials are more economical than ever. Welcome to a new era of waste management.
Quartz
September 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
Tesla just won a competitive bid to supply utility-scale power in Southern California—providing security in the event of a catastrophe like the Porter Ranch methane leak.
Bloomberg
September 13, 2016, 8am PDT
With record amounts of gasoline burned by America's passenger vehicle fleet which is increasing composed of light trucks rather than cars, and with Americans driving record distances, The Washington Post argues it's time for a carbon tax.
The Washington Post - Editorial
September 10, 2016, 7am PDT
The federal judge ruled against a challenge that would have halted construction on the $3.8 billion pipeline project connecting North Dakota to Illinois.
Associated Press via ABC News
September 6, 2016, 8am PDT
An initiative to prohibit fracking within 2,500 feet of an occupied building and another that would have allowed local governments to ban fracking will no longer be on the ballot in Colorado.
Grist
September 5, 2016, 9am PDT
California's new rigorous renewable portfolio standard of 50 percent by 2030 will support a renewable energy source that serves the dual purpose of reducing forest fire hazards.
Planetizen
September 2, 2016, 10am PDT
It's getting a lot cheaper to install solar power, and a lot easier to imagine a solar-powered future.
Scientific American
August 30, 2016, 10am PDT
Comparisons to Wounded Knee have been common as a growing number of Native Americans are gathering in North Dakota to protest the construction of a new crude oil pipeline.
Los Angeles Times
August 29, 2016, 7am PDT
The Wall Street Journal provides detailed coverage of the Texas wind energy industry, as well as the prospects for even greater adoption of renewable energy in the state.
The Wall Street Journal
August 27, 2016, 11am PDT
With a 32 percent increase in natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, it is no surprise that emissions are increasing as well, particularly sulfur dioxide. However, the increase was dwarfed by decreases from the power sector.
The Allegheny Front
August 21, 2016, 9am PDT
A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy shows a wind industry making large, positive strides in the country's energy market.
Vox
August 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation jointly issued final standards on Aug. 16 to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy for heavy duty trucks which currently average about six miles per gallon.
New York Times
August 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
The U.S. Energy Administration confirms a development that first got teased back in April—natural gas is now responsible for more carbon emissions that coal.
State Impact
August 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
"Range anxiety" is leading some consumers away from electric cars, but their fears are unfounded, according to a new study.
Pacific Standard