Energy Secretary Steve Chu delivers a grim warning for California: Slow the pace of climate change or the state will lose its agriculture and cities.
Feb 5, 2009 Guardian (UK)
This editorial lauds the new president for acting hastily on granting the waiver to allow CA and 13 states to require higher mileage vehicles, but warns it must not be an end in itself. A higher gas tax, it notes, will do more to reduce emissions.
Feb 5, 2009 Los Angeles Times
In this op-ed, Peter Calthorpe warns against a massive investment to stimulate sprawl as was done after WWII. He notes 3 areas that need smart investment to make the American Dream sustainable: urban transit, environment, and multi-family housing.
Feb 5, 2009 San Francisco Chronicle
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is working with startup E-Fuel to create gas from their brewing yeast waste.
Feb 5, 2009 Earth2Tech
From Boston to Austin to L.A., more and more cities across the U.S. are making efforts to reduce their carbon emissions and environmental impact by instituting green building codes.
Feb 5, 2009 Governing
Australia's 12-year drought shows no sign of ending, and many are worried that the continent may be the first major victim of climate change.
Feb 4, 2009 Independent (UK)
The newly passed stimulus bill's sustainability elements are blessings for green builders and environmentalists. As far as commercial property owners are concerned, however, those elements may be seen as too much work for little benefit.
Feb 4, 2009 National Real Estate Investor
Futurist Dr. Ray Kurzweil is part of a team of big thinkers on the faculty of Singularity University, a joint project of Google and NASA with a mission to solve "humanity's grand challenges."
Feb 3, 2009 TechCrunch
A program known as ‘cash for clunkers’ is being considered for inclusion in the Senate stimulus package to make the U.S. auto fleet more fuel-efficient and stimulate demand for new, cleaner cars. Will the older vehicles will be scrapped or resold?
Feb 2, 2009 Bloomberg News
Republicans are using the budgetary process to roll-back environmental protections, claim environmentalists in California. The state is due to run out of funds in Feb and issue I.O.U.s unless the $18 billion gap is filled for the current fiscal year
Feb 2, 2009 The Sacramento Bee