Energy

October 14, 2016, 9am PDT
Residents of Rust Belt cities might pay less for housing, but they pay a lot more for energy.
Redfin
October 12, 2016, 10am PDT
The American Institute of Architects gave a reality check regarding its ambitious and aggressive carbon reductions targets.
Architect
October 10, 2016, 12pm PDT
Germany has approved legislation calling for the end of the end of internal combustion engine by 2030. Whether the rest of Europe follows Germany's lead is to be determined.
Forbes
October 10, 2016, 7am PDT
In a first for renewable energy in the United Kingdom, Solar Power accounted for more electricity than what was produced in Coal plants
Independent (UK)
October 9, 2016, 9am PDT
Casinos are energy intensive and often located in areas with specific resource constraints and surpluses (i.e., Las Vegas), thus they offer a perfect case study for the future of solar energy.
CityLab
October 7, 2016, 8am PDT
Hydroelectric generation itself doesn’t produce greenhouse gases, but it does rely on the creation of reservoirs that release methane into the air.
Crosscut
October 6, 2016, 10am PDT
A controversial biomass amendment added to the Senate's energy bill would make the burning of wood for energy purposes a renewable source of energy. While the proposal has broad, bipartisan Congressional support, many groups oppose it.
The New York Times
September 30, 2016, 8am PDT
Cities throughout California, including Santa Monica, have been awarded research and development funding through the California Energy Commission to plan community-scale microgrid solutions.
The Planning Report
September 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Obama Administration's most powerful environmental initiative, the Clean Power Plan, was put on hold by the Supreme Court last February. It was heard by 10 judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. on September 27.
The Associated Press
September 26, 2016, 10am PDT
A report from the American Medical Association says LED lights are bad for our health, inspiring some cities to re-evaluate the technology.
The Washington Post
September 25, 2016, 7am PDT
Crude-by-rail opponents are hoping that Benicia's rejection of a proposed rail terminal for a Valero refinery will set a precedent: it was enabled by a U.S. Surface Transportation Board decision allowing the city to have the final word.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 23, 2016, 1pm PDT
From developer incentives to swapping parking for housing units, two transit systems have come up with plans that tackle the region's housing shortage and its economic inequality. What have they agreed to do, and who will hold them accountable?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
September 23, 2016, 11am PDT
Within ten years, passengers flying on JetBlue out of JFK will leaving a much lower carbon footprint, thanks to a fuel composed of 30 percent biofuel.
The New York Times
September 23, 2016, 7am PDT
The Trump Campaign made a big play for the carbon industry's votes this week at an event in Pittsburgh.
The Wall Street Journal
September 20, 2016, 11am PDT
A pilot project will install solar power along a highway through The Ray, a highway corridor named in memory of sustainable business pioneer Ray C. Anderson.
Southeast Green
September 20, 2016, 6am PDT
The rupture reveals the hazards of pipelines, but also shows how important they are to the economy. Six governors declared states of emergency to deal with gasoline shortages resulting from the pipeline shutdown in Shelby County, Alabama.
The Huntsville Times
September 19, 2016, 7am PDT
A largely revenue-neutral carbon tax proposal, similar to the carbon tax in British Columbia which began in 2008, qualified for the November ballot in Washington. Environmentalists and Democrats, not Big Oil, may cause it's defeat.
Crosscut
September 19, 2016, 5am PDT
Recycled metals, plastics, glass, and other materials are more economical than ever. Welcome to a new era of waste management.
Quartz
September 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
Tesla just won a competitive bid to supply utility-scale power in Southern California—providing security in the event of a catastrophe like the Porter Ranch methane leak.
Bloomberg
September 13, 2016, 8am PDT
With record amounts of gasoline burned by America's passenger vehicle fleet which is increasing composed of light trucks rather than cars, and with Americans driving record distances, The Washington Post argues it's time for a carbon tax.
The Washington Post - Editorial