Energy

November 25, 2008, 6am PST
Fortune Magazine's Martin Sloan is interviewed on Marketplace on why he thinks it would be good for Detroit, and America, to have a higher gas tax. At the same time, he has advice to Congress as to what they should do with fuel-efficiency standards.
Marketplace Morning Report
November 23, 2008, 9am PST
Stephen Lacey, host of the Inside Renewable Energy podcast, went to Iceland to see firsthand the country's geothermal infrastructure. The podcast is definitely worth a listen, and can be streamed directly off of the web page.
Renewable Energy World
November 21, 2008, 2pm PST
Common Current recently released a report ranking U.S. cities on their ability to deal with a peak oil crisis. San Francisco comes out on top and Oklahoma City ranks last.
Common Current
November 21, 2008, 6am PST
Energy expert Severin Borenstein suggests a novel strategy to ensure California drivers don't lose their gas-saving habits and vehicle preferences learned when gas cost $4.50/gallon - a 'variable gas surcharge' to stabilize gas prices at $3/gallon.
The Sacramento Bee
November 19, 2008, 8am PST
Authors of a recent study have concluded that California is unprepared to face global warming challenges, and water and electricity agencies in particular have been urged to act immediately.
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 17, 2008, 10am PST
Architect Stephen A. Mouzon illustrates one way to create solar power without making your home ugly, which he says is imperative to the future of green energy.
The Original Green Blog
November 16, 2008, 5am PST
Just as good economic times pushed housing sizes to mansion-like proportions, the downturn in the economy will force builders and consumers to size down and get energy efficient, according to this commentary from James S. Russell.
Bloomberg
November 15, 2008, 1pm PST
The global economic crisis and rapidly dropping oil prices are spelling trouble for the alternative energy sector.
Globe and Mail
November 12, 2008, 10am PST
While many construction and development projects are finding trouble getting funded, sustainable design firms are hanging in there.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 11, 2008, 12pm PST
In a time of plummeting oil prices, one might think rail would lose business to trucks, but the freight business is more detailed. In this interview with Burlington Northern Santa Fe CEO Mathew Rose, one gains an insight into freight rail's future.
Business Week
November 11, 2008, 9am PST
As renewables replace polluting, carbon-intensive power sources, the reliability of the nation's electricity will be impaired because of the inability of the grid to accommodate power produced from distant sources, according to a new report.
The New York Times
November 10, 2008, 1pm PST
A newly-designed nuclear "battery" utilizing 50-year old technology promises to revolutionize nuclear power with sealed, shed-sized reactors suitable for powering thousands of households.
Guardian (UK)
November 10, 2008, 10am PST
A start-up in Livermore, CA is generating buzz with its plan to generate power from thousands of aluminum-coated balloons.
Fortune
November 10, 2008, 5am PST
Despite the reduction in oil consumption caused by the global recession, the world faces a duel energy-environmental crisis of an oil shortage and climate crisis, according to the World Energy Outlook written by the International Energy Agency.
The New York Times
November 8, 2008, 1pm PST
The politicians name-checked 'clean coal' throughout the campaign. Has coal really cleaned up its act?
Inhabitat
November 7, 2008, 8am PST
Warren Buffett, Google and others are investing heavily in geothermal energy development, spurred on by state incentives for renewables and higher gas prices.
The Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2008, 5am PST
An organism discovered in the Patagonian rainforest produces a mixture of chemicals similar to diesel.
Guardian.co.uk
November 6, 2008, 12pm PST
The American Society of Landscape Architects has released a study revealing that while most adults practice energy-efficient strategies at home, they are considerably less green in their yards and lawns.
Land Online
November 6, 2008, 10am PST
Some residents living too close to wind turbines are feeling the negative effects of the noise they produce: nausea, headaches, and vertigo, to name a few.
USA Today
November 6, 2008, 8am PST
The Erie Canal has been long forgotten as a passage for transportation, but the affordability of shipping goods by canal barge is making it a more attarctive option than doing so by trucking.
The New York Times