Energy

Blog post
May 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Urban Nexus is an approach to sustainability that seeks to integrate sectors and silos int he design and development process.
Kayla Matthews
May 11, 2019, 9am PDT
City inspectors and federal regulators will not be favorably portrayed in this story.
Phoenix New Times
May 3, 2019, 10am PDT
Across the country, community solar is taking off and making the financial and environmental benefits of solar energy more accessible.
Curbed New York
May 1, 2019, 8am PDT
It's not the same as requiring that all new development have charging facilities and parking spots for electric vehicles, but it's close.
The Urbanist
April 28, 2019, 9am PDT
The Bakersfield Office of the Bureau of Land Management released an environmental study that is the basis for undoing a 2013 de facto moratorium on fracking on federal lands in California. The Supplemental EIS triggers a 45-day public comment period.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 25, 2019, 10am PDT
The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board approved a cap-and-trade policy for utilities to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, but Republicans added language in the state budget bill to prevent it.
The Washington Post
April 25, 2019, 7am PDT
D.C. Metro has a plan to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption by building to LEED green building standards and buying electric buses.
Smart Cities Dive
April 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
San Francisco and New York City made a theme of this year's Earth Day: mandating emissions reductions from buildings.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Once again, the president's efforts to undo his predecessor's environmental legacy were thwarted by a court ruling. In this case, the Interior Department's failure to conduct an environmental review of a Trump executive order ran afoul of NEPA.
The New York Times
April 22, 2019, 12pm PDT
Last week, the New York City Council approved some of the most substantial climate change legislation to date by a city in the United States—call it the local example of the Green New Deal.
Huffington Post
April 17, 2019, 7am PDT
Developers have withdrawn an application to build the world's largest concentrating solar-thermal power facility.
Bloomberg Environment
April 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
A non-binding resolution is a small step in the direction of clean energy.
WTTW
April 15, 2019, 9am PDT
The Trump administration's "energy dominance" agenda depends, in part, on growing the energy distribution network, namely pipelines, rail facilities, and ports. However, states can use the Clean Water Act to block pipelines and coal terminals.
InsideClimate News
April 5, 2019, 2pm PDT
Last month, the Paris-based International Energy Agency released its annual "Global Energy & CO2 Status Report." Energy consumption grew 2.3 percent with fossil fuels accounting for 70 percent on the increase. CO2 emissions jumped 1.7 percent.
The Washington Post
April 5, 2019, 7am PDT
Big Oil companies are not all alike. Royal Dutch Shell is the first one to part ways with a major oil industry trade group over differences on climate change. It's also linking executive pay to goals to reduce the company's carbon footprint.
The Washington Post
April 2, 2019, 7am PDT
The heating and cooling of buildings must be addressed if the United States is going to curb its emissions.
Vox
April 2, 2019, 5am PDT
The price of electric cars is dropping, and this together with lower lifetime costs makes them a good alternative for vehicle fleets.
Quartz
March 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
The report heralds increased shuttering of coal-burning powered plants due to cheaper alternatives. Almost three-quarters of coal-burning power plants today are more costly to operate than renewable facilities. In six years, it jumps to 86 percent.
InsideClimate News
March 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
Environmentalists challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and won.
NRDC
March 27, 2019, 6am PDT
Not one Democratic senator, including sponsor Ed Markey (Mass.), voted on Tuesday to support the resolution "recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal." Instead, most, but not all, Democrats voted "present."
The Washington Post