Bogota, Colombia's bus rapid transit system is seen as a shining example of how buses can make up a good public transportation system in cities. It's also being looked at as a model for fighting climate change.
Jul 10, 2009 The New York Times
A New Jersey Burger King will soon be a test site for motion energy-generation technology. Drive-thru patrons will depress panels, creating kinetic energy which can be turned into electricity.
Jul 9, 2009 autobloggreen.com
A central component of the Pickens' Plan for freedom from foreign oil was the creation of the world's largest wind farm in Texas. This week, T. Boone announced that he won't be building it after all.
Jul 9, 2009 The New York Times
The NRDC reveals the most sustainable large, medium and small cities in the U.S., after an extensive evaluation based on air quality, energy production and conservation, environmental standards, recycling and many more criteria.
Jul 9, 2009 Smarter Cities
Everybody knows that most, if not all, of downtown businesses' customers arrive by car. So it's intuitive to try to come up with a way to encourage drivers - who normally wouldn't venture downtown - to hop into their rides and cruise on down to Main Street to shop for wares. If we could do this, just think of all the new business we'd be stimulating! In continuing with this logic, it's also a given that it's impossible for would-be customers to actually get to downtown without the essential attaché to driving, gasoline. So, isn't it therefore intuitive to suggest that if cities were to gi Opinion
Jul 8, 2009 By
An announcement by India that it won't reduce its carbon emissions is sure to capture the attention of climate treaty and energy legislation opponents in the Congress.
Jul 8, 2009 Bloomberg News
Some have grumbled at the Obama Administration's recently-announced standards for light bulbs. But changing industry standards for lighting would have no small effect, says Mark Muro of Brookings.
Jul 7, 2009 The New Republic
This piece from <em>Grist</em> looks at the use and abuse of the sustainability buzzword "LEED".
Jul 6, 2009 Grist
Our nation's roads must be greener, says David Wenzel of HNTB. A green road is one that is designed, built and maintained in a manner that protects and enhances the environment, lessens the impact on its surroundings, and encourages mass transit. Exclusive
Jul 6, 2009 By
The Transition Town movement has spread to 150 towns in 14 countries. David Bollier of <em>On The Commons</em> takes a look at how these towns are making the shift towards locally-produced food and reduction in energy use.
Jul 1, 2009 On The Commons