Energy

February 17, 2018, 11am PST
Policymakers, auto manufacturers, and especially advocates are very engaged in transitioning from fossil fuel-powered vehicles to electric vehicles. The problem is that interest isn't shared by the general public, according to research by UC Davis.
UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies
February 10, 2018, 1pm PST
A bill that would cut back on the feed-in tariffs paid by utilities to solar panel owners in Kentucky.
Louisville Courier Journal
February 6, 2018, 11am PST
A low unemployment rate means major investments by the federal government could ultimately harm the economy.
FiveThirtyEight
February 3, 2018, 1pm PST
The issue of wind and solar energy development has always been a hot button in the California desert, and the Trump Administration just pressed it.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 2, 2018, 1pm PST
The government of the Balearic Islands drafts new law that requires rental car companies to phase out fossil fuel vehicles and to switch to a 100% electric fleet by 2030.
Cities of the Future
January 28, 2018, 5am PST
Now that the Trump Administration has reopened the U.S. coastlines to oil and gas extraction, it's unclear whether anyone will take up the opportunity in the Pacific Northwest.
EarthFix
January 27, 2018, 5am PST
“It has to be one of the greatest wastes of money in any state’s history,” Alan Greenblatt writes.
Governing
January 26, 2018, 2pm PST
The first protectionist policies implemented by the Trump Administration, a key part of the president's campaign platform, will affect the renewable energy industry.
New York Times
January 26, 2018, 11am PST
By 2030, the world's consumption of oil will drop due to increasing electric vehicle sales, according to a report by Bank of America. Other researchers disagree on the timeframe. The report is useful for highlighting the term, "peak oil demand."
Bloomberg News
January 19, 2018, 12pm PST
After announcing the coast of almost all states would be open for oil and gas production, the Secretary of the Interior changed his mind on one after meeting with Trump’s favored candidate for Senate.
The New Yorker
January 18, 2018, 1pm PST
Residents will live in solar powered homes and ride around the community in self-driving, solar-powered shuttles. Babcock Ranch outside of Fort Myers, Florida, has been in the making since 2005. A city of 50,000 is forecasted.
CBS This Morning
January 17, 2018, 5am PST
The UAE has created a storage facility under the desert that can provide up to 100 million liters per day in the event of an emergency.
Quartz
January 10, 2018, 9am PST
The city of Pasadena has released its draft Climate Action Plan, but how will the city achieve an 83 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions if the plan sets no mandates?
Pasadena Star-News
January 8, 2018, 12pm PST
In a major blow to former President Obama's restrictions on offshore drilling in sensitive areas, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that he would open the Outer Continental Shelf in four regions: Pacific, Arctic, Atlantic, and the Gulf Coast.
The Washington Post
January 8, 2018, 10am PST
In just his first year, the high-profile and controversial cabinet member “has begun to dismantle former president Barack Obama’s environmental legacy.”
The Washington Post
January 6, 2018, 1pm PST
The current U.S. record is 10 million barrels per day set in 1970. Last year averaged 9.2 million b/d. Experts believe that record will be reached this spring, if it hasn't already. Can Trump claim credit for the surging production?
NPR
January 6, 2018, 11am PST
Mayors and civic leaders from across the Hawaiian islands signed a commitment to target 100 percent renewable ground transportation by 2045, both public and private.
Hawaii Reporter
January 1, 2018, 11am PST
The state's SOMAH program, now finalized, provides rebates to multifamily affordable housing developments that use solar, and lets tenants share in the benefits.
PV Magazine
Feature
December 26, 2017, 9am PST
All the planning news that's fit to print.
James Brasuell
December 24, 2017, 9am PST
When President Trump signs the tax-cutting bill, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will have achieved a family dream of opening up the pristine refuge, created 37 years ago, to drilling.
The New Yorker