December 21, 2015, 5am PST
Just in time for winter, the U.S. Department of Energy released a standard to make heating and cooling in commercial buildings far more efficient, increasing minimum efficiency by 10 to 25 percent.
April 23, 2014, 10am PDT
Imagine living high above Manhattan but unable to open your windows because of soot-laden smoke from surrounding buildings. Toxic emissions from burning dirty heating oil continues despite a 2011 law requiring conversion to a cleaner fuel.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
February 10, 2014, 6am PST
Propane prices in some parts of the midwest and south had tripled; governors have demanded investigations into price gouging, and shelters have opened for those unable to afford the steep prices increases, yet production increased 15% from last year.
March 29, 2013, 9am PDT
Everything you've thought about climate control may be wrong. And for that realization, you've got Michael Sivak to thank.
August 3, 2011, 7am PDT
Researchers in China have reportedly created an insulation material that can "retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements."
April 14, 2011, 9am PDT
Sidewalks in Holland have for years utilized piped-in waste heat to melt snow. Now, they've added an additional sidewalk amenity: a hearth.
September 9, 2010, 7am PDT
Heat emitting from riders of the Paris Metro and from the subway trains will heat 17 apartments in a new system debuting in France.
May 20, 2009, 6am PDT
White roofs have gained cachet as a solution to the urban heat island effect. But in places where there are more cold days than hot, a white roof that reflects warming sunlight might not make the best sense, according to this piece.