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The Garden State once dreamed of becoming a global leader in offshore wind electricity generation. Now its plans look dead in the water.
2 days ago   The Record
A fake news report from the fake news site The Onion lampoons the American culture of excess and its disregard for environmental consequences.
Aug 7, 2015   The Onion
Around the country, issues related to the field of planning dominate the public discussion of the "state of the city."
Aug 6, 2015   Fast Co.Exist
The city has launched a program of collaboration with the green tech industry.
Aug 6, 2015   Governing
A series of maps from The Washington Post answers the questions of how and where the United States gets its energy.
Aug 5, 2015   The Washington Post
One of the most influential environmental regulators may be someone you never heard of. She is Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board—twice over. She is pushing automakers to exceed the current 2025 goal for electric vehicles.
Aug 5, 2015   Bloomberg News
Just over a year ago President Obama's draft Clean Power Plan was unveiled. That proposal has been finalized and the president promoted it at a press event on Monday. The final rule is both stronger and more lenient that the original proposal.
Aug 3, 2015   The Guardian
This vehicle would be larger than a Hummer, a bus, and even an 18-wheeler. Then again, it would not travel on land. The proposal goes by an appropriate acronym: SF-BREEZE. Think fresh air over the bay.
Aug 3, 2015   AASHTO Journal
Haiti's weak government and heavy foreign aid presence has led some to refer to it as the "Republic of NGOs." Satellite explored how this dynamic plays out in the small city of Fort-Liberté, which has been shaken by recent protests over electricity.
Jul 31, 2015   Satellite Magazine
Renewable diesel, a biofuel that differs from biodiesel by the feedstock used and its chemical makeup, making it indistinguishable from petrodiesel, is a small but growing industry. The announcement from UPS was welcome news for three companies.
Jul 30, 2015   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
Last week the foundations for five wind turbines were towed into place off Block Island, 13 miles east of Rhode Island in the Atlantic Ocean. Scheduled to go online in 2016, they will be the first offshore wind turbines in the United States.
Jul 29, 2015   The New York Times - Business Day