Energy

In addition to record travel this Memorial Day, the U.S. DOT reports that March broke the record for the most vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Gas prices, though rising since late March, are predicted to drop and remain low through the end of 2015.
2 days ago   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
In Napa Valley, California, land is at a premium. Startup solar companies saw potential in underused bodies of water and developed floating solar panel arrays to meet the need.
Apr 20, 2011   The New York Times
At the Shanghai Motor Show, Volkswagen debuted its concept E-Scooter, which has a range of 25 miles per charge. Of more interest to urbanists is their intention to use the vehicle in a "bike-sharing" system.
Apr 20, 2011   Autocar
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has opened a new testing facility in San Ramon, California to experiment with smart grid technology. They're currently testing new systems for reducing outages.
Apr 20, 2011   Next100
The EPA is moving its regional headquarters from downtown Kansas City (Kansas) to a suburb 20 miles outside the city, a move which "could nearly triple transportation carbon emissions associated with the facility," according to Kaid Benfield.
Apr 18, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
U.S. Green Building Council has launched another refinement of its certification system aimed specifically at green building for healthcare.
Apr 18, 2011   Earth Techling
Washington D.C. has built the most "green" buildings within its greater region, according to a new survey.
Apr 16, 2011   The Washington Post
Cities across the country are re-utilizing brownfield sites as solar farms.
Apr 15, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
The law signed yesterday by Governor Jerry Brown was touted by US Energy Secretary Steven Chu as "a model for other states."
Apr 14, 2011   The Los Angeles Times
A new study out of Stanford University found that individuals are more likely to install solar panels if their neighbors have them.
Apr 13, 2011   GOOD Magazine
With the aggressive implementation of a new master plan, an expansion of grassroots organization-led rides, the Bike Miami Days ciclovia, and a new bike sharing system, Miami and its surrounding municipalities are finally embracing urban cycling.
Apr 13, 2011   Miami Herald