This piece from the <em>Guardian</em> looks at a handful of projects and ideas that are emphasizing the importance of sustainable metropolitan areas in an age of diminishing resources and environmental devastation.
Sep 17, 2009 Guardian
The islands of Hawaii are proving to be a laboratory for renewable energy projects, playing host to a variety of pilot projects that could end up paving the way for the rest of the country's transition to an energy menu with more renewable options.
Sep 16, 2009 The New York Times
Achieving sustainability can take one of two paths, according to Richard Carson: centralized or decentralized policy. Choosing one will be crucial.
Sep 16, 2009 ArchNewsNow
A review of <em>GREEN METROPOLIS: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability</em> by David Owen, expanding on his groundbreaking essay in the New Yorker in 2004 on why New York is the greenest city around.
Sep 15, 2009 The New York Times
Boulder, Colorado, has become the world's "first fully functioning smart grid enabled city".
Sep 14, 2009 Earth and Industry
Landfills produce a lot of methane gas, one of the main greenhouse gases contributing to global warming. In an effort to both reduce that impact and responsibly reuse the gas, some municipalities are converting it into energy.
Sep 13, 2009 Governing
In Brighton, Colorado, solar panels on one person's farm could be built by an investment from another local, creating the first solar co-operative in the U.S.
Sep 10, 2009 The Wall St. Journal
As the push for renewable energy increases, The Nature Conservancy points out that renewables need a lot of land to work and could cause "energy sprawl."
Sep 9, 2009 Renewable Energy World
For political, technological, and even demographic as well as economic reasons, don't expect American oil consumption to increase over 2007 levels. $3 gas is here to stay, and the days of the petrol-gulping SUVs and guzzlers may be numbered.
Sep 8, 2009 Barrons
A new Transportation Research Board study examines the relationship between land use and carbon emissions - specifically reduction of vehicle miles traveled resulting from densification and the shape of new growth to come.
Sep 8, 2009 Streetsblog