EPA Drills Drilling Plan
The EPA raises questions about plans to drill for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, which includes the New York City drinking watershed. Dig down
The EPA raises questions about plans to drill for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, which includes the New York City drinking watershed. Dig down
On December 30, Mayor Bloomberg signed four bills key to making New York City's existing buildings models of energy efficiency. Take a bow!
A scientist looks back 3 million years, the last time the Arctic was ice-free, to project what it could be like in 2100. Dive in
Kazakhstan claims to be the world's largest miner of uranium. Who's buying it?
A Welsh firm is funded to develop light-emitting wallpaper embedded with organic LEDs that could cut the need for other other room lighting. How bright
The Energy Star label won't stay on LG products starting next month because they don't measure up on energy efficiency. Shine on
The Energy Star label won't stay on LG refrigerator-freezers starting next month because they don't measure up on energy efficiency. Shine on
A French court strikes down President Sarkozy's plan to launch a carbon tax on January 1, calling its exemptions illegal. Learn more
One lesson from the Copenhagen climate meeting is that the EU's power is ebbing. Now it's trending multi-polar. Stay tuned
Citing the cost of natural disasters, reinsurer Munich Re urges future costs of weather-related losses be offset with climate action now. Get it?
A developer has been chosen for 260 new units of LEED Silver affordable housing plus 27,500 square feet of retail space in the Bronx neighborhood of Melrose Commons. And that's not all
Grow veggies in your windows! This is not a news story or a plug, just an irresistible idea. Fenestrate
330 US companies annually report their CO emissions to the UK-based Carbon Disclosure Project. Although figures are not subject to independent verification, reporting matters. It adds up
Brazil legislates carbon emissions cuts - 20% by 2020 from 2005 levels - and will make cuts that are quantifiable and verifiable. Goals!
Ever wonder how radiators heat your home and why they're found under windows? Warm up
Interest in Tennessee to stimulate the new energy economy and enhance energy efficiency creates common political ground. Learn more
Some Democrats want to delay enactment of climate cap & trade legislation until the jobs picture improves. Either or?
Find out who will be joining the climate action fray in Washington in 2010. Happy new year
Renewable power can compress air and pump it underground where it can be released to drive power generating turbines at a profit. Dig in
German PV makers ask the government to reduce subsidies for electricity made with solar power. Less is more
A new law requires Chinese electric utilities to buy available power generated from wind, solar (and nuclear) sources, even if coal-based power is cheaper. Smart grid growth is needed. Plug in
Up to 85% of the chemically-tainted water used in fracking for natural gas doesn't get removed but stays underground, potentially close to drinking water supplies. Gulp!
China's huge infrastructure investment delivers the world's fastest intercity rail travel. All aboard
Enthusiasm for nuclear power plants is returning in the US, but the forecast is far from clear. Stay tuned
A legal challenge to New York's carbon emissions trading program, RGGI, is dropped by the plaintiffs, three local power generators. E&E News [Subscribers only]
With electricity use soaring 6% a year, a RAND report concludes that coal-reliant Israel must slash its energy demand. Plug in
A Congress member from upstate New York crafts a bill to provide tax incentives for homes and commercial buildings to get more energy efficient. Learn more
Yonkers and other cities and towns in Westchester are reluctant to pass green building performance legislation. Details, details
A Chinese oil refinery can produce gasoline that meets European emissions standards. Fill 'er up
A British eye witness charges China with blowing up the Copenhagen climate talks. Look into it
After skidding, the price of CO2 emissions permits rises in EU-ETS markets but not to previous highs. Stay tuned
After skidding, the price of CO2 permits rises in EU-ETS markets but not to earlier levels. Stay tuned
Real estate investment trusts are renting roof space to solar power installations to generate new revenue. Sunny money
$1.5 billion in government-backed financing was key to a Chinese firm clinching a contact to supply turbines to a Texas wind farm. Low-cost money
Whether for last minute shopping and travel plans or buying home appliances or investing, a company's climate efforts might count in making your choice. Get informed
Carbon prices fell 8% in EU-ETS markets. Is this a judgment of the Copenhagen accord? WSJ
While Copenhagen results are less than we hoped for they're more than we expected. View this viewpoint
Ron Bloom, Obama's manufacturing policy advisor, will be faced with the complexities of green tech. Think Chinese turbines in Texas
California's Senator Feinstein acts to block development of wind or solar power generators on a million acres of the Mojave Desert. It's complicated
December 21 is Andy Revkin's last day at the New York Times [Kate Galbraith is leaving too]. A good moment for reflection. Moving on
Before shifting to holiday cheer, take a look back at Copenhagen with interested observers. Reflect
The energy sector criticizes the Copenhagen meeting because it did not produce clear directives to underpin new climate-friendly investment. . That's certain
Areva, the French nuclear giant, builds its first factory in Virginia, hoping to capitalize on a new wave of US atomic power plants. Climate Wire [Subscribers only]
Jim Hansen writes about the nitty-gritty of engaging in climate science. Go to it
What tops a green building? A living building and the first one is in Rhinebeck, New York. Drop in
With EU gas and electric consumption down by 7%, there's no rush to buy natural gas from Russia. Learn more
Does the failure of Chinese Premier Wen to attend a climate meeting with President Obama signal fatal differences between the world's largest carbon emitters? Stay tuned
Although still much more expensive that other light bulbs, ultra-energy efficient LEDs are beginning to attract consumers. Plug in
On December 18, from 9am to 1 pm New Yorkers can link up directly with Copenhagen. It's robotic
Manhattan's elite Upper East Side tops the charts for air polllution. Along with clogged traffic artieries, building boilers using cheap but dirty fuel are to blame. Don't inhale
Poverty-fighting multilateral development banks could play a role in supporting sustainability and carbon cuts. Invest your time
Scientists report more grim findings on arctic warming. Even the cooling models are bleaker. Look north
This public opinion poll on American's views of climate science, policies and costs reveals a lot about how questions are posed. Just ask
In 2009, of the $2 billion for energy-related projects already given to the federal agency that manages 1,500 public buildings, $1.5 billion is allocated, but so far, only $89 million has been paid out. Dialin' for $$
China maintains that tariffs (aka trade sanctions) should not be used as a climate protection tool. Not everyone agrees
David Cameron, leader of Britain's Conservative Party, proposes a street-by-street residential energy efficiency upgrade program. A real deal?
The CEO of Iberdrola, the world's biggest wind power producer says that green energy costs more but customers will use less. Public policy matters
Genesis Oil & Gas will use 'green' hydraulic fracturing fluids and disclose their chemical composition if it drills for natural gas in the drinking watersheds of two Colorado towns. Stay tuned
Patchwork Nation maps out the 2009 cash for clunkers trail. Who got what?
CLEAR, climate legislation introduced by Senators Cantwell and Collins, deploys the idea of cap and distribute. A family would get $1,000 every year but buyers of emissions allowances would not be allowed to buy carbon offsets. Text here
A London firm that deals in aggregating global carbon offsets thrives in 2009. Add it up
Look behind the headlines for a detailed picture of China's clean energy crash program. Enter here
Scientists recognize the need for a deeper understanding of the role of ocean currents in climate change. What's new now?
Will public policy + strategic subsidies + low cost labor = global green technology leadership? Look ahead
NPR interviews Mayor Bloomberg in Copenhagen. Jet in
Here's what the Copenhagen meetings look like from a law student's perspective. No the final
Mayors from 80 cities compare notes in Copenhagen on what to do about climate change at the urban scale. Learn more
DOE is betting $528 million that the Fisker Auto Company, reopening in a former GM plant to produce hybrid vehicles, can make a go of it. Start your engines
The National Research Council thinks electric cars will remain pricey and will be unable to make a big cut in the nation's carbon footprint. Stop by
Analysts find the EU-ETS is having an impact on the investment calculations of European power plan owners. Here's how
A passively heated house is being built in Philadelphia with good design and economy in mind. Details
With recharging stations appearing in northern England and new financial incentives coming available, can Britain be the cradle of the post-fossil fuel age? Plug in
Exxon acquires XTO to get 45 billion cublc feet of natural gas mostly located in US shale formations. Drill down
Andy Revkin, the senior environmental reporter at the New York Times will leave the paper on December 21. What next?
Feeling cheerful? You won't after reading this posting from Copenhagen. Shred or spin?
A proposal to build a 'clean coal' power plant in Jamestown, New York fails to capture DOE support. Follow the $$
Think anew about climate, culture and the communications media. Ponder here
McKinsey offers a menu of ideas about better ways to invest in smarter infrastructure. Start here
A new $2 billion, 338 wind turbine project in Oregon will be operated by a New York City-based company. Go west
The World Wildlife Fund looks at the EU's proposed carbon cutting targets in Copenhagen and finds too much wiggle room. Three holes
JP Morgan proposes a new kind of climate credit for major energy users who outperform statutory standards. Invest some time
The electric power industry starts to plan for a carbon-constrained world. Plug in
To advance an international climate agreement, George Soros proposes the IMF shift $100 billion to developing nations for clean energy and climate adaption. Bigger bucks
A UK journalist argues the storm over leaked climate e-mails has been a public relations disaster for both science and policy. Study the case
Slate interviews Al Gore about climate deniers, those leaked UK e-mails, US politics and Copenhagen. Read on
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson tells Copenhagen there has been more climate progress in the US over the last eleven months than in the prior eight years. But check out readers' comments
EPA reports the cost impact of climate legislation on energy intensive, export oriented industries like cement and steel is the the 1.5-2% range. Very fine print
Rome adopts Jeremy Rifkin's distributed generation-based plan to become energy self-sufficient. Sweet
Get a graphic comparisons of Chinese and US greenhouse gas emissions. Picture that
Editorials in fifty six newspapers around the world urge action on our common climate emergency. Listen up!
Two of the UK climate scientists whose e-mails were hacked have received death threats. Police investigating
With President Obama in a political bind, even bold state climate action can reach only so far in Copenhagen. Stay tuned
The Competitive Enterprise Institute plans to sue the Obama administration over the EPA's effort to regulate CO2 emissions. E&E News PM [Subscribers only]
Are low-interest energy efficient mortgages the best way to boost green jobs and green homes? Look into it
Reacting to the EPA's progress on regulating carbon emissions, Exxon says it's got a better idea. You judge
Holland adopts a plan for adapting to the threat of inundation related to climate change. Dive in
The USEPA finding that CO2 pollution pose a public health threat clears a major hurdle in regulating fossil fuel emissions and gives President Obama something to take to Copenhagen. Learn more
The UN weather agency reports that the last ten years are likely to be the warmest since record-keeping began in 1850. Think global
Seattle's outgoing green guru Mayor Greg Nickels reflects. Read on
A DOE-funded study finds wind turbines do not depress property values. Look it up
The IMF reports that a carbon tax would cut more emissions and with greater certainty than cap and trade schemes. Go figure
Wall Street invests in carbon derivatives with a global reach. Learn more
The latest RGGI carbon allowances auction set record low prices and some allowances went unsold. Get the numbers
A UK climate scientist reflects on why the fights over the science and the politics are so fierce. Look into it
The state of good science is never settled. Think about what's wrong with the WSJ's wholesale attack on climate science. Fine print
$90 million of New York's fledgling RGGI funding for energy efficiency is swept into the State's deficit reduction scheme. Swoosh
With the rapid depletion of an $83 million grant program, the solar PV industry in Britain is drying up. Punished by success?
Senators from coal-reliant states tell the White House what they want in a climate bill. Who & what
New York State explores the development of multi-megawatt wind power projects in the Great Lakes. Go HOMES
A poll of state and federal power utility regulators finds favor for nuclear power and rate decoupling. Learn more
India raises the possibility of cutting its carbon intensity 24% by 2020 and 37% by 2030. Happy now?
An EPA audit finds that most Energy Star products meet or beat energy efficiency requirements, but so do many brand X appliances. Label that!
The UN halts support for Chinese wind power projects, alleging China cuts domestic subsidies to make projects eligible for Clean Development funding. Plug in
A new poll finds support for action on energy and cutting carbon emissions, confusion over details of federal climate legislation and, despite the need for some explaining, a preference for taxing carbon over trading it. Just ask
Environmentalists are alarmed over a Russian demand to roll over its carbon account surplus into any hew global climate treaty. Learn more
20th century economist Arthur Pigou is cited by carbon tax advocates as offering the key to climate policy. Here's Arthur!
Finland will use the waste heat from computer servers under Helsinki's cathedral to heat homes. Here's how
The ozone hole over Antarctica has slowed continental warming due to altered west wind patterns. Look into it
Calling the theory of climate change "absolute crap", Tony Abbott becomes leader of Australia's Liberal Party. And then?