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4 hours ago
The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program will, for the first time, support projects aimed specifically at reducing emissions and fighting the effects of climate change and environmental racism.
TechCrunch
3 days ago
If completed, the North Atlantic Rail project could transform New England's transportation landscape.
Bloomberg CityLab
4 days ago
The Arctic blast that shut down power to millions of Texas households last week has brought renewed attention to the isolated Texas power grid that prevented the operator from importing out-of-state electricity.
Austin American-Statesman
5 days ago
While we're still far from a Jetsons-style reality, understated autonomous features could be the key to safer transportation.
City Monitor
6 days ago
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the nonprofit, independent power grid operator for 90 percent of the nation's second-largest state, has become the convenient fall guy for the epic power failure caused by an extreme weather event.
Austin American-Statesman
February 21, 2021, 5am PST
The YouTube channel Engineering Explained takes on one of the big questions in a post-fossil-fuel transportation future.
Engineering Explained
February 18, 2021, 11am PST
The Sharpsburg Ecodistrict in Pennsylvania has been recognized with EcoDistrict Certification, joining Millvale and Etna to become the third certified community in Southwestern Pennsylvania's Triboro Ecodistrict—and the world.
evolveEA.com
February 18, 2021, 9am PST
As bad as the power outages are in Texas, they would be much worse if the independent energy grid operator hadn't initiated rolling blackouts. In an extensive interview with CBS Austin, Bill Magness, the head of ERCOT, explains what went wrong.
CBS Austin
February 17, 2021, 10am PST
The organization claims the standards used by cities are consistent and capture the most policy-relevant emissions.
ICLEI USA
February 11, 2021, 10am PST
New research shows that the voluntary emissions measurements conducted by many cities vastly undercount their greenhouse gas production.
The New York Times
February 11, 2021, 9am PST
More cities are banning the use of natural gas in new buildings. Seattle is the latest example.
The Seattle Times
February 7, 2021, 7am PST
The Biden administration's climate plan calls for sweeping reform in the country's energy policy and places new focus on addressing racial and economic disparities.
The Washington Post
February 3, 2021, 11am PST
President Biden's executive order may put the final nail in the coffin of the controversial pipeline project, but it was unwavering local activists who kept the pressure on for a decade.
Atmos
February 2, 2021, 6am PST
Takeaways from last week's Senate confirmation hearing for the nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg.
Transportation for America
January 28, 2021, 12pm PST
A D.C. circuit court struck down a rule that limited the agency's regulatory reach to emissions "at the source" in the power sector.
Bloomberg Law
Blog post
January 21, 2021, 5am PST
Cities around the world are demonstrating that net zero carbon buildings—including net zero low-income housing—can be built cost effectively.
Joan Fitzgerald
January 6, 2021, 12pm PST
With bike sales soaring as people seek out safe outdoor recreation, institutional support and investment can maintain the growth of cycling as commuters start going back to work.
The Verge
January 6, 2021, 11am PST
With a diameter longer than two football fields, a new wind turbine design promises to revolutionize the wind energy industry.
The New York Times
January 6, 2021, 8am PST
Wind power generated 50.67 percent of the U.K.’s energy supply on one day in December, marking a major milestone in the history of renewable energy.
The Hill
January 5, 2021, 10am PST
After decades of fighting landfills and pollution in their community, residents of Sunnyside are working to build a more sustainable future.
One Breath Partnership