RGGI, the ten state compact that auctions carbon emissions, has raised $404 million to fund energy efficiency products. Learn more
RGGI, the ten state compact that auctions carbon emissions, has raised $404 million to fund energy efficiency products. Learn more
Iceland considers how to capture the power of its volcanoes for generating electricity and sending it to Scotland. Hot stuff
Another installment in the Destiny development debacle. More soon
Looking for ways eliminate the up-front-cost barrier of making buildings energy efficient? Look here
China sees the need to shift toward rating project proposals on their carbon footprints as an economic imperative. Look ahead
Expecting growing demand in the UK market, a German PV manufacturer builds a plant in Kent. Plug in
Some thoughts in the wake of the major investigative report on hydrofracking in the New York Times Testing, testing
US farmers who raise corn and soybeans, feedstock for bio-fuel, set to profit from high global oil prices. Plow in
Energy service companies offer to remove PCB laced lighting fixtures from New York's schools at no up-front cost to the City. Plug in
California is set to raid its dedicated low income and energy efficiency improvements kitty and put the money in the state's general fund. Bye bye
The German nuclear power industry has second thoughts about a law that extends the life of old plants and imposes a tax to support alternative energy. Learn more
By 2016, car-dependent Sydney Australia will have a 200 kilometer bike lane network. Pedal in
With headlines aflame over imperiled access to mid-east oil, this provocateur's paean to nuclear power is timely. Ready?
Scientists and media professionals try to determine why Americans remain unconvinced about the findings of climate research. Listen in
The Breakthrough Institute attack on energy efficiency, based on the idea that more efficiency lowers costs, which leads to more consumption, doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Get it straight
Check out this NYC resource guide for greening your home, staying healthy and saving money. It's easy
The EU's carbon trading system induced a building boom of new coal fired power plants in Germany by distributing free emissions permits in 2005 Look into it
A Commerce Department report is the latest investigation to conclude that Climategate charges against government researchers were baseless. End of story
The EPA gives Energy Star awards to three university campus combined heat and power projects. Rah rah rah
Denmark sides with England and other EU countries seeking stricter climate goals and its economic benefits. The green team
Location, location & location. Home rules
A government proposal to link London to Birmingham with high speed rail wins business support. Get on board
Here's a short list of websites and books on climate science for all you general readers. Start here
Australian Prime Minister Gillard vows to have a carbon tax in place next year. Details ahead
New studies of tiny sea creatures collected by an early 20th century Antarctic explorer reveal increases in CO2 on the ocean floor. Climate clues
Insurance giant Swiss Re calculates that 2010 was a record-maker for climate-linked losses around the world. Risky business
Is there a way to cut energy losses when an electronic gadgets convert AC power for use as DC power. Google it
An industry-sponsored poll finds wide support for nuclear power and there's even more support for government loans to develop low-carbon energy projects. Learn more
Consider what it will take clean up the notoriously polluted Gowanus Canal Wade in
How long will it take a car owner to make back in fuel savings the up-front cost of a hybrid? It depends
In the face of stiff international competition, France will modernize its nuclear power industry. Plug in
Just as New York City's job and population takes off outside Manhattan, bus service is lagging. Hop on
EU carbon trading market players are divided over the proposal to set a target of cutting overall CO2 emissions 25% by 2020. Priceless
Research detects a price signal in rental and purchase values for green, high performance buildings. Fine print
Can market tools solve the 'problem of the commons' when it comes to enivronmental protection? Ask Professor Stavins
A UN report makes the case that greener economies have rosy prospects. The 2% solution
Umbra reports on DIY yogurt without any electric gadgets. Be part of the solution
Amending the federal tax code is the linchpin of a cleaner, more self reliant domestic energy policy. De-code this
The IRS investigates a developer who promised everything green In Syracuse, NY. Destiny's fate?
The UK government proposal to establish a green infrastructure bank inches along. Stay tuned
Getting specific about a recharging a global economy and making it climate-smart, the UN lists sector by sector costs. Spend some time
The latest wave of green journalists look behind the press releases, but issue fatigue is a problem. Report in
A San Francisco office building will treat its wastewater indoors wiith power from its solar panels and reuse the treated water for non-drinking water functions. Living machinery
Take a tour of some awesome-looking clean power generators. What's not to like?
House Republicans line up to vote on bills that would strip away EPA's climate powers. Showdown soon
Ikea will build wind turbines to create electricity for its seventeen stores in Sweden. What about Red Hook?
Revkin looks at how the media covers big climate science stories. Decode it
Research suggests that warming deep ocean waters help explain observed global sea level rise. Dive in
The League of Conservation Voters does an annual eco-rating of members of Congress. Here's how things played out in 2010
If oil costs $100 a barrel, investments in carbon-cutting clean energy and carbon start to pay off, according to a senior UK official. Adds up
With rising demand from China, global uranium prices are predicted to hit new highs and stay there. Count on it
Will California's cap and trade program succeed in shrinking its carbon footprint through market choice and innovation? Consider this
Compare Republican and Obama budget proposals for energy programs. Advocate with authorizations
A comment about the science behind the headlines on extreme weather events and climate change. Fine print
The House votes to slash $8.4 million from the GHG registry budget. Why might that be?
What's the secret to the success of six ARPA-E supported clean tech start ups able to attract $4 of private investment for every $1 of public money? Look into it
A mass die-off of trees in the Amazon caused by last year's drought could mean a critical loss of CO2 absorbing capacity for the planet. Lost horizons?
While climate activists cast around for catchier monikers, US climate deniers are on a roll. Warm up here
Diesel-powered generators used at New York Fashion Week raise environmental and health concerns. The latest thing
Abu Dhabi to get another 100 MV of new solar voltaic power in 2013. Plug in
Exxon's purchase of a company with significant oil reserves suggests that it's getting harder to find new supplies. Drill down
Decades in the making, the Second Avenue Subway is on the way. Swipe here
Investment in a revolving loan fund to improve energy efficiency at a college campus in Boulder, Colorado pays off. Get smart
In the wake of recent frauds, Britain urges the EU to improve security of its carbon emissions trading registries. Must trust
Are Republicans going down the same path on climate science as the religious establishment that declared the astronomer Galileo a heretic? Move on
Three states challenge a Nuclear Regulatory Commission policy allowing long-term storage of waste fuel at power plants. Away we go
The first wave of new US nuclear power plants to be built in decades is concentrated in southern states. Watts up?
The US Green Building Council will spend $300,000 to assist Sacramento, CA schools to get more energy efficient and eco-friendly. Making the grade
Connie Hedegaard, the EU's chief climate official faces problems old and new. How's she doing?
Starting in 2014, CO2 emissions will be capped from vans operating in the EU and violators will face financial penalties. Drive in
Learn something about Republican budget proposals for energy-related research and development, clean technology, energy efficiency, etc. Want more?
Energy intensive industries in Britain sound an alarm over government plans to create a floor price on CO2 emissions. Ring a bell?
Tests find PCBs leaking from light fixtures at three more New York City schools. Learn more
Scientists predict that weaker trade winds over the Atlantic will mean more rain for the Amazon region and less for the Sahel. Here & there
For Valentine's Day — and the days after — a love letter to cities and their role in getting American moving again. XOOX
China studies how Europe grows its solar power market to decide how to proceed at home. Learn more
2010 was a boom new for the installation of new solar power capacity. Here's why
One of the fiercest budget battles in Congress will be fought over EPA and energy programs. Coming soon
Koch Industries responds to a put on about its climate politics with a law suit against the spoofers. Wham!
Wade into the debate over the impact of climate regulation during a time of low investment and stalled job creation. Start here
A review of the prices of gas at the pump shows they drop with terrible economic conditions. Supply & demand
British environmental groups oppose a floor price on carbon emissions, fearing 'windfall' profits for the nuclear power sector. A new twist
Steel-making is a very carbon intensive industry, but a giant French manufacturer could lead the way towards decarbonization. Super man!
Consider what it would it take to replace fossil fuels with clean energy over the next three decades. Uh-oh
The editor of an earth sciences journal explains the editorial process and comments on a controversy. No funny business
Speaking from experience, a homeowner weighs the red tape and the reasons for a PV installation's paper work. Plug in
Anticipating the impacts of sea level rise and storms on NYC and the south shore of Long Island, what is being done to plan for the future? Dive in
The EU might impose mandatory energy efficiency standards if the voluntary program doesn't produce results. Get serious
Programs to improve energy efficiency in federal facilities are likely to meet their 28x20 goals despite budget freezes. Learn more
Scientific American reports on China's current economic reliance on coal and its next five-year plan. Dig in
While most Republicans oppose action on climate change and demand steep EPA budget cuts, some also call for NASA spending to send more humans into outer space. Honest!
Growing a green economy and green-collar jobs requires ready, willing and able financing. Spend some time
San Francisco now requires commercial buildings to benchmark and audit their energy performance. Way to go
Auctions of carbon permits in the UK have raised a billion pounds, but proceeds won't go to green projects. Sold!
Preliminary clean up work at Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal Superfund site finds a sunken ship. All aboard
A drought in Chile that raises hydroelectric power costs, stimulates interest in newer renewable power sources. Learn more
Is federal funding essential for major energy tech research and does it attract private development investment? Consider this
In case you're wondering whether the high-concept pyramidal condo proposed for Manhattan's far west side will be eco-friendly, it's going for a LEED Gold rating. Learn more
The Economist has faith in the ability of economic systems to withstand the impacts of climate change, but has doubts about the resilience of political systems when confronted with such impacts. Your thoughts?
Researchers report a stretch of the North Atlantic off the coast of Greenland is warmer than any time in 2,000 years. Melt in
Can landlords and tenants find shared incentives to improve a building's energy efficiency? Consider this
According to Wikileaked documents, the US worries that Saudi Arabia lacks the oil reserves to keep global prices down. 'Peak' in
Japan develops strategies to expand export of its nuclear power technologies to developing nations. Look into it
New York City wants to use methane, a by-product of sewage treatment, to power its waste water plants and even heat homes. Waste assets!
A newly released document reveals that President Bush ignored the findings of the EPA on climate science and its authority to regulate GHG emissions. Wonder why?
A federal court in Washington State finds its energy efficiency code is not pre-empted by federal law. Fine print
For everyone who uses a clothes drier, here's how to save energy and keep the air cleaner. Yes you!
France announces it will beat its 2020 solar power goals while cutting its subsidies. Win-win
UK engineers call for action now to climateproof the nation's critical infrastructure systems. TIck, tick...
Three Republican members of Congress file papers with the Supreme Court arguing the judicial branch has no business deciding on climate, a strictly political matter, while challenging EPA's power to regulate CO2 emissions. Really
In the face of concerted Republican attacks, the EPA defends itself on the basis of the public health and economic benefits its policies provide. Stay tuned
The Center For American Progress builds a case in support of President Obama's Clean Energy Standard and making it happen by 2035. Begin the race!
A smart-outlet device (developed in a New York City green tech business incubator) that makes it easy to control an air conditioner's energy appetite is featured on the Martha Stewart show. Think eco
Despite a court ruling, New Mexico's Governor Martinez refuses to lift her freeze on the state's CO2 cap and trade program. What now?
Climate science explains why to expect more massive winter storms. Dig in
Given the promise of energy efficiency, why are there so few takers? Acute observations
Scientists explain why the ancient Arctic Ocean was so warm when other weather conditions resembled today's. Dive In
The brothers Koch gain influence in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Learn more
Why do reporters report the way they do on climate change? Look into it
Australian Prime Minister Gillard vows to put a price on carbon and values climate action as an economic boon. Dollars and sense
Will inter-agency cooperation improve the prospects for off-shore wind power? Plug in
Plans stumble for building a new generation of US nuclear power plants. Here's why
Japan seeks a deal with Turkey to build the country's first nuclear power generator on the Black Sea. Stay tuned
The federal government will renovate a ninety-two year old Colorado court house and make it the nation's first net zero-energy historic building. Trend-setting
Mitsubishi and GE head to federal appeals court in a clash over patents for wind turbine technologies. Ideas count
The British Department of Energy and Climate Change beats its own carbon cutting goals. Cheers!
"The most trusted name in home improvements" tours a green, affordable apartment project in the Bronx. Hop on.
Just imagine, borrow a hand-held meter from a local library and find out how much electric each home appliance costs to run. Plug & play
If drought trends continue, the Amazon River basin could face the end of its eco-system. Trek in
Strengthening and upgrading the EU's energy infrastructures is critical to breaking its fossil fuel habit. Network here
A Louisiana steel plant is the nation's first facility to receive an EPA-required CO2 emissions permit. Start here
The EU carbon trading market reopens after a recent theft of credits, but traders stay away. A trust bust?
A critic of the proposal to provide federal subsidies for the purchase of EVs makes his case. Follow the numbers
An upstate Congressman calls for a panel to consider construction of a new nuclear power plant in New York. Learn more
Weighing just 22 pounds, take your electric bike to work and recharge it at your desk. Pedal in
DOE plans a superstar rating for top energy performers in its much-criticized Energy Star program. Way to go?
While much of the US is having a record-setting icy winter, Arctic areas are setting a different record. Head north
Grist covers the controversy over whether smart electric meters are bad for your health. Look into it
Three Republicans circulate a draft bill to kill EPA's power to regulate GHGs. Some of the time
Stars shine at the opening of Home, an image-filled documentary about climate change. See here
A high performance building industry insider sheds light on an unexpected obstacle to green construction. A true story
GE plans to open a $152 million wind turbine plant in the UK, already home to 40% of he world's installed wind power. Turn here
The EU may lag in the global race to develop a smart electricity infrastructure due to a $138 billion funding gap. Mind the g**
The kick-off of California's carbon cap & trade program could be blocked by a tentative court ruling that the state failed to consider alternative ways to act on climate change. Who's suing?
Find out who is on EPA's annual list of the largest purchases of green power in the US. Plug in
Green groups think Governor Cuomo took a scalpel not an ax to the state's environmental budget. Stay tuned
House Republicans moving to nullify the EPA's power to regulate GHGs. Watch out
Economic woes in the UK are credited with cutting annual GHG emissions 8.7% in 2009, but household levels stay constant. Now what?
The rise of all-new smart cities offers chances to learn what's intelligent. Plan it
A French computer services company teams up with Intel to make it easy for consumers to manage their home and appliance energy use and the competition is heating up. On-line service
The Chamber of Commerce calls for expanded fossil fuel drilling and less regulation. Same old SOP
One scientist who studies warming in the Antarctic posts comments on the research of another scientist. That's what scientists do. Hard at work
Now that a concerted international agreement to cut GHG emissions is off the table, is geo-engineering a feasible alternative? Look into it
When it comes to climate issues, does behavioral economics need to include the impact of values and ethics? Think about it