Energy

A short case study in Lean Urbanism, compliments of Victoria Beach, Manitoba.
Yesterday   PlaceShakers
Asia's energy consumption increased 70% in the ten years leading to 2008. With China continuing to build and urbanize, the Economist argues that the country's sustainable strategies won't make a significant dent in the problem.
Jul 12, 2010   The Economist
Former California Governor (and current gubernatorial candidate) Jerry Brown may be the only person able to give the state a clean energy policy -- mainly because he's already done it before, according to this article.
Jul 7, 2010   Mother Jones
In the aftermath of a brief power blackout that basically shut down large parts of Toronto, Marcus Gee ponders the vulnerability of modern cities and their "pathetic" dependence on electricity.
Jul 6, 2010   The Globe and Mail
<em>The Infrastructurist</em> reports on a recent panel about smart grid technology -- and its awkward timing right after a major smart grid plan was shot down by the Maryland Public Service Commission.
Jul 1, 2010   The Infrastructurist
As Asian economic prowess powers the continent's businesses toward prosperity, governments need to find a way to accommodate the 2 billion extra people that will inhabit its major cities by the middle of the century.
Jul 1, 2010   Financial Times
By 2030, China will have 220 cities containing a population of 1 million or more, 24 of which will be megacities. The boom China is expected to go through, 'boggles the imagination of North Americans and Europeans.'
Jun 30, 2010   World Changing
More first-time, energy-conscious, urban home buyers with smaller households have contributed to a noticeable reduction in home size as shown in 2008-2009 housing Census data. Concurrently, lower-priced home sales outpaced more expensive homes.
Jun 28, 2010   The Philadelphia Inquirer Via Austin American Statesman
The changing face of America's energy menu includes a variety of alternative sources, many of which are being developed in the country's rural areas.
Jun 24, 2010   The Daily Yonder
Opinion
Jun 23, 2010   By Ian Sacs
<em>Worldchanging</em> takes a look at a new report that plots out a plan to create a carbon-neutral United Kingdom by 2030.
Jun 22, 2010   WorldChanging