Energy

August 21, 2016, 9am PDT
A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy shows a wind industry making large, positive strides in the country's energy market.
Vox
August 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation jointly issued final standards on Aug. 16 to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy for heavy duty trucks which currently average about six miles per gallon.
New York Times
August 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
The U.S. Energy Administration confirms a development that first got teased back in April—natural gas is now responsible for more carbon emissions that coal.
State Impact
August 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
"Range anxiety" is leading some consumers away from electric cars, but their fears are unfounded, according to a new study.
Pacific Standard
August 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
One of the Pacific Northwest's remaining coal export facility proposals was dealt what could be a final blow in state court last week. Some are describing such projects as zombies "shambling forward unaware that their heart has stopped beating…"
The Oregonian
July 31, 2016, 1pm PDT
Some good news from the fight against climate change.
Climate Central
July 29, 2016, 7am PDT
Through a series of legal maneuvers associated with a coal giant's bankruptcy, the Sierra Club made good on a conservation opportunity worth $2.2 billion and weighing 53 million tons.
Slate
July 26, 2016, 7am PDT
When Elon Musk talks, lots of people listen. Some also respond.
Tesla
July 24, 2016, 5am PDT
The anticipated approval of the largest proposed offshore wind farm in the U.S., a 90-megawatt facility off Montauk on Long Island, was unexpectedly delayed. But what will soon be the nation's first offshore wind farm did receive some good news.
Innovate Long Island
July 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
New York's Clean Energy Standard, if approved, would mark the first time a state put a price on carbon emissions.
Politico
July 20, 2016, 2pm PDT
Tesla's 7kWh lithium-ion Powerwall batteries come standard in every house in the planned community of YarraBend. The community is billed as the "suburb of the future."
RenewEconomy
July 17, 2016, 9am PDT
Christopher Ingraham does everyone a favor and produces a how-to guide for cooling your house "like a wonk."
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
July 15, 2016, 1pm PDT
A state with many natural advantages for solar power is having a hard time making the business pencil out.
Houston Chronicle
July 8, 2016, 2pm PDT
Things have gone terribly wrong at Mississippi's Kemper County energy facility, a federally supported, $6.7 billion carbon capture and storage coal power plant that is now two years behind schedule and $4 billion over budget.
The New York Times
July 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
How cities around the world have approached thinking about how water management fits in to urban planning.
The Planning Report
July 5, 2016, 7am PDT
Operated by Canadian oil giant Enbridge, Line 5 is an underwater pipeline running beneath the Mackinac Straits, which connect Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. A rupture in the aging pipes could mean catastrophe.
Pacific Standard
June 29, 2016, 10am PDT
The study by the Paris-based International Energy Agency finds a direct connection to the energy industry. Credit goes to IEA executive director Fatih Birol for expanding the organization's mission beyond its traditional purpose, energy security.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
June 29, 2016, 9am PDT
The 'Show Me State' nixed a 780-mile high voltage transmission line to carry wind energy generated in western Kansas through Missouri to Indiana, where it would transmitted to the East Coast.
Columbia Daily Tribune
June 29, 2016, 6am PDT
Electric roads (no, not solar powered pavement) will get a test run in Sweden.
Green Car Congress
June 23, 2016, 12pm PDT
Opponents of federal oversight rejoice: a ruling by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl reiterates the limitations of the federal government to regulate fracking.
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