Energy

Yesterday
Danish firm COBE redesigned a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen into a 17-storey residential apartment building with 38 units of varying sizes.
Treehugger
5 days ago
A new study from researchers at the International Monetary Fund finds the cost of doing fossil fuel business.
The Guardian
August 10, 2017, 11am PDT
Purchased for $5 million, Nipton, California is slated to become "the country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination."
Quartz
August 10, 2017, 6am PDT
An analysis of trends in energy-efficiency improvements reveals the success of policies enacted during the previous decades.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
August 3, 2017, 6am PDT
David Yager, an oil industry consultant, writes that recent reports predicting electric vehicles will eventually outsell those with internal combustion engines are vastly exaggerated, notwithstanding national bans on future sales of such cars.
Business Insider
August 2, 2017, 8am PDT
A power outage that began in North Carolina's Outer Banks on Thursday of last week is expected to continue for three to five more days. Mandatory evacuations have devastated the area during its peak tourism season.
The Washington Post
August 1, 2017, 7am PDT
The return of the refinery: after several decades without any new refineries, two plans are moving forward in Texas.
Houston Chronicle
July 31, 2017, 8am PDT
Is the movement away from gasoline and diesel-powered cars unstoppable? In response to air pollution litigation, the British government announced on July 26 that sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles would be banned by 2040.
The New York Times
July 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
The Global 100% Renewable Energy campaign is one voice encouraging cities to adopt entirely renewable sources of energy. It recommends decentralized energy systems like rooftop solar.
Citiscope
July 26, 2017, 10am PDT
As it has already done with public lands, the Trump Administration is studying how to roll back environmental protections for the sake of the oil and gas industries. This time, marine sanctuaries are the administration's target.
KQED
July 24, 2017, 10am PDT
Gov. Jerry Brown, Peninsula congresswomen, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and state legislative leaders gathered in Millbrae with shovels-in hands to mark the beginning of a four-year construction project to electrify Caltrain.
The Daily Journal
July 23, 2017, 9am PDT
Faced with "mounting costs" due to the impacts of climate change, a collection of coastal communities in California have taken legal action against the fossil fuel industry.
Associated Press via KPCC
July 17, 2017, 6am PDT
A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that due to a plunge in battery prices and improvement in battery technology, electric vehicles will be cost-competitive with gasoline vehicles in eight years. By 2040, they will outsell them.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
July 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
Caling the upcoming vote on AB 398, which has created strange political bedfellows, "the most important vote of your life," Gov. Jerry Brown cast the decision as choosing between "massive new regulations" and market-based mechanisms.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 10, 2017, 11am PDT
The petroleum industry-friendly Trump Administration has awarded $15.8 million to 30 projects that are intended to substantially reduce oil consumption from passenger vehicles.
AASHTO Journal
July 10, 2017, 10am PDT
Secretary Zinke's order is part of the "energy dominance" agenda of the Trump Administration to make the U.S. a major energy exporter. The order will reduce the time needed by the Bureau of Land Management to process permitting for new wells.
The Washington Post
July 8, 2017, 11am PDT
Anti-fracking activists in New York who helped ban fracking and construction of a natural gas pipeline in the Empire State now have to contend with trucks transporting compressed natural gas from fracking operations in Pennsylvania.
The Oneonta Daily Star
July 7, 2017, 5am PDT
A solar farm shaped like a panda recently began pumping electricity to the grid in Shanxi province, China.
Inhabitat
July 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
In a win for the environment, a D.C. Circuit panel ruled that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt could not arbitrarily suspend the starting date of a landmark Obama rule that would reduce methane emissions from new and modified oil and gas wells.
The Washington Post
July 5, 2017, 6am PDT
Controversy seems to follow natural gas pipelines everywhere they go, including New England.
The Boston Globe