Energy

Europe is well known for electric powered trams and trains, but cities still operate diesel buses, just like in the United States. That will change in Amsterdam—all diesel buses will be replaced by battery-electrics by 2025, reports Dutch News.
4 days ago   Dutch News.nl
A new subterranean turbine technology is now generating enough electricity to power 150 homes in the city of Portland.
Apr 5, 2015   Citymetric
In NYC, unlike most areas in the United States, buildings, rather than transportation, are the major source of carbon emissions. Passive buildings, with their negligible heating and cooling costs, could help meet carbon reduction goals.
Mar 30, 2015   The New York Times - Real Estate
Some state legislators in Texas are declaring "mission accomplished" and moving to freeze the state's Renewable Energy Credit program.
Mar 26, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
Kudos are in order for the Central American nation of Costa Rica. We suspect running your country without burning fossil fuels is its own reward, however.
Mar 23, 2015   Science Alert
Despite only applying to Federal lands where a small amount of fracking takes place, energy companies are strongly opposed, perhaps fearing that states without fracking rules could adopt them, which is one of the goals of the Interior Department.
Mar 22, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
Georgetown, located north of Austin and home to 54,000 Texans, will soon be a part of the future, by running completely on renewable energy.
Mar 18, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
A recent report offers optimism that will world is making progress in the right direction to reduce carbon emissions.
Mar 15, 2015   The Hill
While many California were protesting oil trains carrying the hazardous Bakken crude, a funny thing happened—they stopped coming. While protests may have delayed the construction of new oil terminals, economics is at the root of the slowdown.
Mar 13, 2015   The Sacramento Bee
The state of Wyoming sees more potential than risk in financing coal industry infrastructure projects in the state of Washington.
Mar 11, 2015   KUOW
The fossil fuel industry has convinced the public that aggressive carbon reduction will harm the economy. Au contraire. The carbon reduction leader will secure its place at the top of the global economy, argues UrbDeZine Editor Bill Adams.
Mar 11, 2015   UrbDeZine