Energy

Safety would win hands down for passenger rail, but for-profit railroads have a bottom line to consider. Regulators have proposed reduced train speeds, opposed by railroads, to prevent fiery derailments that have resulted from shipping shale oil.
3 days ago   The Gazette
The competition is fierce and blustery in the business of off-shore wind energy generation, as companies vie to launch bigger and better wind turbines off the coast of the United Kingdom.
Sep 15, 2010   Metropolis Magazine
A new website created by the Center for Neighborhood Technology calculates how much an average household in your neighborhood would spend on transportation, with results for cars and public transit.
Sep 14, 2010   Governing Magazine
The planning process for new wind turbines in Eastern Idaho is becoming an "increasingly contentious process," as residents complain that they don't want the structures interfering with their views.
Sep 13, 2010   Post Register
"With cities worldwide busy repurposing their industrial districts and docklands as upmarket housing and waterfront retail centres, the suburbs need to find a new competitive edge," writes Sarah Murray.
Sep 12, 2010   Financial Times
The Environmental Protection Agency has named five state capitals as its first group of cities in a new effort called Greening America's Capitals.
Sep 12, 2010   Reuters
Robert Wright describes the policy shift already underway in planning for cities of the future. He reports that "as energy becomes more expensive, cities will have to be much more compact, easier to navigate by bike and on foot."
Sep 11, 2010   Financial Times
Heat emitting from riders of the Paris Metro and from the subway trains will heat 17 apartments in a new system debuting in France.
Sep 9, 2010   Popular Science
Low income housing can also be green housing. A new trend in home design and community activism is giving even inexpensive housing a green sheen.
Sep 7, 2010   Los Angeles Times
In Portland, two examples of how stealthy implementation of solar-powered technology is changing the rhythm of daily life.
Sep 2, 2010   EnzymePDX.com
Some California residents complained that their energy bills spiked after smart meters were installed, while others are concerned about the antennas. Can these fears hinder the growth of smart meters in the state?
Aug 30, 2010   Grist