Energy

The rise of shale oil in Alberta over the past decade has made Calgary one of the most vibrant cities on the continent. But with oil slumping around $50 per barrel, the fortunes of an industry town look less rosy.
Yesterday   The Wall Street Journal
Kiran Stacy looks at some of the challenges facing what is intended to be the world's first carbon-neutral city.
Nov 4, 2010   Financial Times
Mayor Kasim Reed unveiled a plan on Mondayto make Atlanta one of the "greenest" cities in the U.S.
Oct 29, 2010   Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A new report shows that solar panel installation has increased to record levels in 2010. Throughout the first half of 2010, 339 megawatts of grid-connected solar capacity were installed.
Oct 20, 2010   Good
In the face of climate change and sea level rise, <em>Popular Science</em> offers four designs for urban lifestyles of the near future.
Oct 17, 2010   Popular Science
A controversial $2.5 B wind farm planned off the shores of Cape Cod is touted by supporters as a way to jumpstart the state's green economy. Beth Daley argues the project was rushed to the drawing board despite not making economic sense.
Oct 14, 2010   The Boston Globe
Architecture professor William W. Braham examines the growing trend of "self-powered", "zero-energy" and "zero waste" buildings through the lens of survivalism.
Oct 13, 2010   Places
An ambitious eco-city is going up in Portugal, complete with a central "brain" that monitors feedback on water, energy and transport systems.
Oct 12, 2010   NewScientist
Telluride, CO just became the latest U.S. city to ban the distribution of plastic shopping bags, following on the heels of communities in California, North Carolina, Alaska, Connecticut, and Washington.
Oct 12, 2010   USA Today
Terra Vivos is a luxury community built entirely underground, and it can withstand a blast from a nearby 50-megaton nuclear bomb. Arnie Cooper takes a tour.
Oct 8, 2010   Popular Science
Over the past year, we've been guiding the City of Hoboken, NJ towards providing sufficient alternative modes of transportation such that owning a car for a large number of residents becomes more than unattractive, it's simply not necessary.  The goal is not to tell residents that they can't own a car, but to make life without a car so easy that every single family in Hoboken can freely choose whether owning a car is what they want to spend their money on.  For those who decide that a daily commute by car is most practical, my job is to make it possible to find a parking space an Blog Post
Oct 7, 2010   By Ian Sacs