Renewable Energy

It's still a longshot for full-scale production, but a unique research partnership has produced a unique example of biomimicry: a wind turbine that borrows from palm trees to achieve new levels of energy production.
Feb 4, 2016   ASME
A new scorecard, called "Freeing the Grid," evaluates states on the incentives they offer homeowners and businesses to install rooftop solar.
Jan 29, 2016   CityLab
Can wind power gain the popularity of rooftop solar? A Brooklyn start-up is betting it can with the leasing of turbines, particularly to farmers and rural residents.
Dec 22, 2015   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
Two Texas universities received a federal grant to embed sensors in road asphalt to create renewable electricity from the wind created by passing vehicles to power roadside lights and traffic signals.
Dec 16, 2015   Energy Harvesting Journal
Talk about bringing power to the people: eight regional governments in California are in various stages of adopting "community choice" utilities to buy power from the grid in the hopes of cleaning up their energy portfolio.
Nov 30, 2015   San Jose Mercury News
When climate change initially became a powerful political talking point, the dirty economies of developing countries might have made U.S. efforts seem inconsequential. Now the roles of reversed, and the U.S. has some catching up to do.
Nov 30, 2015   Mother Jones
"Every city light, city park, community center, fire station and service yard," in Sin City will be powered by renewable energy in January 2017, according to an announcement by Mayor Carolyn Goodman.
Nov 26, 2015   Las Vegas Sun
The Garden State once dreamed of becoming a global leader in offshore wind electricity generation. Now its plans look dead in the water.
Sep 1, 2015   The Record
California industries are buying offsets in lieu of purchasing carbon allowances or reducing carbon emissions, and most of the offsets are spent out-of-state, assisting the recipients economically as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Aug 21, 2015   KQED: California Report
A fake news report from the fake news site The Onion lampoons the American culture of excess and its disregard for environmental consequences.
Aug 7, 2015   The Onion
Buffalo made its fortune in long-gone heavy industries such as steel. Now a new industrial revolution—in renewable energy—is bringing new life to the coldest, northernmost city of the American Rust Belt.
Jul 27, 2015   New York Times