Energy

Some state legislators in Texas are declaring "mission accomplished" and moving to freeze the state's Renewable Energy Credit program.
12 hours ago   The Dallas Morning News
NYC is reusing materials from a construction site in Queens to redesign the area's streetscape with pedestrian safety in mind.
Mar 9, 2011   THE DIRT
<em>The Dirt</em> interviewed Jamie Lerner, an architect, designer, and former Mayor/Governor from Brazil who is credited with introducing the world's first BRT system in Curitiba, Brazil.
Mar 7, 2011   THE DIRT
A new report from the American Public Transit Association shows how transit riders are saving a bundle in comparison with car commuters, particularly when you factor in the rising cost of gasoline.
Mar 7, 2011   Treehugger
Hybrid solar/diesel ferries have been plying the waters for some time now, but now a number of new technologies are being implemented, including one of the very oldest - sails.
Mar 6, 2011   InTransition
Michael Klare argues that the revolution and turmoil sweeping so many of the Middle Eastern oil-producing nations will bring the age of cheap oil to an end.
Mar 6, 2011   Truthout
<em>Grist</em> delves into the responses and repercussions of a recent <em>New York Times</em> story about contaminated water in Pittsburgh caused by a method of extracting natural gas known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking.
Mar 5, 2011   Grist
The city of Reno, Nevada has installed nine different wind turbines around town to test out their varying designs in an effort to find out which is the most efficient turbine to consider for large-scale installation.
Mar 4, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
The city of Chicago is planning to build a network of 280 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city by the end of the year.
Mar 2, 2011   Grist
A new peer reviewed study reveals that housing located in compact, transit-oriented and location efficient developments are more likely to consume less energy than developments in low density suburban areas.
Feb 25, 2011   NRDC
Plans to use western rivers to transport oil production equipment are butting against environmentalists' concerns over endangered salmon.
Feb 22, 2011   The New York Times