January 8, 2009, 9am PST
Thirty-story buildings used for crop-growing is a good idea on paper, but the challenges still outweigh the benefits.
The Christian Science Monitor
January 7, 2009, 11am PST
Canada is now on the road to developing enough capacity to have at least some residents in every province receiving at least some of their energy from turbines.
The Globe and Mail
January 6, 2009, 7am PST
Small wind turbines are showing up on residential properties in New York City as developers get savvy about cutting energy costs with passive technologies.
The New York Times
January 5, 2009, 11am PST
The massive flood of coal ash sludge in Tennessee may be the most serious environmental disaster in the nation's history and promises to be a flashpoint for opponents of coal power. [Includes slideshow of spill damage].
January 2, 2009, 2pm PST
James Howard Kunstler predicts the Dow falling to 4000 by the end of the year, more dramatic swings in oil prices, and an overall contraction of services and the economy.
January 1, 2009, 1pm PST
Alex Steffen at WorldChanging turns the climate change problem inside out to reconsider whether the form of energy is the true issue, rather than how much is wasted and how we use it.
January 1, 2009, 11am PST
A NYT editorial and NYT columnist Thomas Friedman both arrive at the same conclusion - some type of gas tax is essential for both the auto bailout and Obama's goal of greening the U.S. economy.
The New York Times
December 31, 2008, 1pm PST
Five years ago, the Central Valley became the first area of California to ban indoor wood burning when an 'alert' was called by the air district; other air districts followed in 2008. This study, released in Nov. shows that "no burn" days save lives.
The Fresno Bee
December 30, 2008, 7am PST
Montana is flush with wind power capacity and the state's governor wants $15 billion in federal funding to build the infrastructure to transmit it. But some worry the proposed grid would also expand coal-based energy production.
The Christian Science Monitor
December 29, 2008, 11am PST
The business of creating smart grid infrastructure- new electrical transmission systems that can monitor flow and incorporate solar and wind power- is growing, and companies are competing for attention. This report reviews the most important players.
Seeking Alpha
December 28, 2008, 7am PST
The Financial Times analyzes the effects of the falling price of oil on energy markets and concludes that the short term economic gain for oil consumers will come back to bite them as investments in alternative fuels will cease as will conservation.
Financial Times
December 24, 2008, 1pm PST
Nobel laureate and Energy Secretary designee Steven Chu is apparently at odds with the president-elect's position on fuel prices in terms of the price signal it sends to motorists and home-buyers.
ABC News: The Note
December 24, 2008, 7am PST
Colorado's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has clamped down on drilling in the state, particularly around sensitive habitats. The booming energy industry in the state is fighting the decision.
The Wall St. Journal
December 22, 2008, 12pm PST
The Pulitzer-prizing winning auto columnist for the LA Times reviews the hybrid version 2010 Ford Fusion - a car that shows Washington it is on the right track, even if a tad late. Neil highlights the importance of its nickel battery technology.
Los Angeles Times
December 22, 2008, 9am PST
In spring of next year, Burbank, CA will debut the nation's first lightweight, zero-emissions bus.
Mass Transit
December 21, 2008, 11am PST
Cement is everywhere, and the building material makes a huge impact on the environment in terms of emissions, according to the San Francisco Sentinel. This article outlines the cement-making process.
San Francisco Sentinel
December 18, 2008, 12pm PST
Time's Michael Kinsley explains why now is the perfect time to introduce a revenue-neutral gas tax, with the revenue used to lower the payroll.
December 18, 2008, 10am PST
The Paterson Housing Authority in New Jersey will soon enact some new rules and fees, including charging $20 for every washer, dryer and large screen plasma television.
North Jersey
December 17, 2008, 11am PST
The city of Houston moves to convert all the bulbs at its traffic stops to LEDs, aiming to save energy and money.
Houston Chronicle
Blog post
December 16, 2008, 2pm PST
In late 2007, it was with increasing frustration that I penned and op-ed entitled "Make Miami a Bicycle-Friendly City." Appearing in the December 13th edition of the Miami Herald, the article implored City officials to make the city more amenable to bicycling (It was no surprise in the spring of 2008 when Bicycling Magazine named Miami one of the three worst cities in America in which to bicycle).

The City's response exceeded all of my expectations.

Mike Lydon