EPA Budget: Rumors Fly
Will Obama ok cuts into EPA's power to regulate GHGs as part of a budget deal? Look into it
Will Obama ok cuts into EPA's power to regulate GHGs as part of a budget deal? Look into it
With a national bridge survey flagging Verrazano-Narrows' deficiencies, state budget woes create worries about undertaking repairs. Drive in
2010 saw UK GHG emissions rise by 21%, the biggest jump in decades. What's up?
The House Science Committee climate hearings are deadly serious, but The Onion front page will make you LOL
Tepco, the Japanese company that owns the Fukushima nuclear plants, will exit from a new Texas project. Step in
The climate impact of business-as-usual for the aviation industry signals changes ahead. Land here
This page will link to a changing menu of US energy policy ideas over the next few days. The nuclear debate rages on.Monbiot v Caldicott Let'sspend less on gas How to spend less for gas Developers of new coal-fired power plants promise new jobs for the host community Do they deliver? One key to effective energy policy is high performance building
Climate research suggests a zero global net loss of arable land over time, but specific local factors - like which lands will prove fertile - are unknown. Fine print
Don't let uncertainties in climate science rattle you. A scientist explains it all for you
China now favors scaling back its plans for building new nuclear power plants. Learn more
The trend for Americans to live in mega-cities makes the case for building a high-speed rail system. Concentrate
A $24 billion fund for managing nuclear fuel waste cannot be spent to help manage 70,000 tons of spent fuel stored at reactors sites. Puzzled?
HSBC predicts the world is on a path to run out of oil in fifty years, with painful price shocks along the way. NYT
The EU announces a goal of eliminating gas-powered cars from member-nation cities by 2050. Free at last
The International Energy Agency makes the case for nuclear power. Here it is
German political parties find new unity in demands to abandon nuclear power. Stay tuned
Will there be a change in leadership at the New York State Power Authority? Look into it
San Francisco's new LEED Gold airport terminal will offer sustainable and local food. Dig in
The bad news from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors is bad enough. Stay current
MIT scientists invent an artificial leaf that uses photosynthesis to power a house. Plug in
Which are the top ten nations for attracting clean energy investments and how do they compare? Find out
Poll finds 63% of respondents in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania support EPA regulation of industrial GHGs. Dig in
A controversial plan advances in Sydney Australia, or dense, but energy efficient development able to send electric power to where its most needed. Learn more
ObamaRail is becoming the new ObamaCare for the right. Why is 'rail' a four letter word?
A French executive warns the EU that regulations are needed to support green economic growth or China will dominate it. Plug in
OK, this story has nothing to do with urban sustainability, but it shows how tricky environmental measurement and verification can be. Roar in
The 2014 East River Cleantech Expo aims to bring the world to New York City and make some changes. Start now
Which policy options ensure that building energy efficiency laws really deliver? Find out
To cope with rolling electric blackouts following the earthquake, Japan may adopt daylight savings time. Get set
NYC muni buldings will be test site for brand new energy efficiency products and for boosting local employment. 1,2, 1,2,
A California utility bows to customers who oppose smart meters in their homes by offering to turn the devices off. Oh
Forget batteries to power electric cars, think ultracapacitors. Ultra what?
Former EPA chiefs who served under Republican presidents defend the agency and oppose stripping its regulatory powers. Anyone listening?
Will France start to shift away from its dependence on nuclear power? Look into it
Two years of low rain fall imperils the hydro-power system Norway relies upon for domestic electric and its role as Europe's 'green battery'. Plug in
Research finds that people with lung transplants who live near large traffic arteries are more likely to die from organ failure than other recipients. Learn more
Vote in Treehugger's 2011 poll for the best green watchdogs, green blogs, green policies (you get the idea). The ballot
A serious plan for remaking New York City's waterfront and its relation to the rest of the metropolis merits serious consideration. Dive in
Reviewing the climate records of potential Republican Presidential contenders turns up some surprises, but not many. Look back
Pay a virtual visit to the world's leading cities of 2025. Enter here
Iceland, a very geologically active nation, relies geothermal power -- should Japan? Look into it
A new MIT lab building named for David Koch gets energy efficiency technology with the help of state RGGI dollars. Any objection?
The maximum expanse of Arctic sea ice for the winter of 2010-2011 ties with the all-time low. Dip in
A joint venture with German and Indian firms to develop wind power collapses. Spin out
A new UK tax creates a guaranteed price for carbon while boosting revenue for nuclear and renewable power suppliers. Pay in
China will start construction of a helium-cooled nuclear power plant in April, adding to its current 10.82 GW reactor fleet Fired up
The UK will go lax on definitions of zero-carbon homes to satisfy developers. Criteria count
According to official sources, Japan will stick with nuclear power, seeing blackouts as the only alternative. WSJ
New York City revives the idea of incinerating or using other technologies to get rid of its waste. Won't keep on truckin
A court order in California may succeed, after a voter referendum failed, in halting the state's carbon cap and trade program. Explain that
What are the greatest dangers posed by US nuclear power plants? Look into it
Germany's CO2 emissions were up 4.8% last year, but down from 2008 levels. Please explain
Need a break from news about foreign wars? Cycle to New York's bike lane battles
The UK drops plans to finance carbon capture projects with utility bill surcharges, saying carbon market revenues will have to do. Stay tuned
Senators Bingaman and Murkowski circulate a clean energy policy White Paper seeking public input on what to do. Learn more
UK researchers find people who have been in floods are more concerned about climate change. Are you experienced?
India will use an Australian technology for a PV power plant that floats on water. Smart or stunt?
In New York City, renovations at a 102-year old building earn LEED Gold for Core and Shell. Never too old
Can the Mayor's new waterfront plan make New York City more reslient when faced wtih higher tides and fiercer storms? Find out
The Tangible Earth is a computerized media installation that offers new ways to see our planetary situation. Get terrestrial
Six major league sports organizations join up to form the Green Sports Alliance. Play ball
Built with federal stimulus funds, St Paul, Minnesota unveils a one megawatt solar thermal installation. Get connected
To deploy economics arguments in the NYC bike lane battle, the external costs of cars must be included. The Economist
Will UK funding for its Green Investment Bank be just Pale green?
A poll by the state-owned electric utility finds French public opinion favors domestic nuclear power 55-45%. Learn more
The UK Green Party picks a candidate to run for the Mayor of London. Who is she?
In the wake of Japan's nuclear power woes, the price of uranium mining shares sinks 15-20%. Dig in
A New York City, web-savvy, eco-entrepreneur would like to sell you her windowfarm. Grow with crowdsourcing
In the wake of Fukushima and a history of 14 earthquakes over the last century, Turkey affirms its plan for Russia to build it a nuclear power plant. Really?
Outside the earthquake epicenter, Japan's high speed train system was resilient and safe. All aboard
New wind power capacity in the US is just behind that of new natural gas plants and competitive cost cutting ideas are circulating. Plug in
Google Ventures puts $20 million into developing mobile refineries that make biofuels from wood chips and agricultural waste. Don't be evil
Design features of the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear power plants shed some light on different ways things can go wrong. Let's hope
Medical understanding of how radiation exposure makes people sick is incomplete. Learn more
The list of lost green initiatives keeps on growing. Come on down
Check out this map that tags every planned, opened or shut nuclear power plant on the planet. Get the picture
Scotland okays construction of the world's biggest tide-powered electric generator in the outer Hebridies. Dip in
The Union Of Concerned Scientists reports on fourteen 'near misses' at US nuclear power plants in 2010 and identifies what worked for the NRC and what did not. Fine print
Nature fears the Congressional rush to overturn EPA's authority to regulate GHGs shows science has lost its power to convince. Stay tuned
Separate fact from fiction on federal light bulb efficiency standards. That's bright
The US Navy is warned that melting polar regions could be a magnet for international conflict in a race for natural resources. Strategic thinking
The EPA proposes limits on mercury lead, arsenic, chromium and other airborne toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants and the usual suspects object. Absorb that
China suspends construction approvals for nuclear generators pending new safety rules. Stay tuned
The New Republic asks "Do we need nuclear power?" The answer is...
Is more ferry service a feasible transit option for New York City? Look into it
A proposal for a national infrastructure bank has numerous supporters, but its prospects are uncertain. Invest some time
The unfolding disaster is Japan is just one part of the instability facing world energy supplies and markets. Consider this
New York City launches a plan for its 520 mile long waterfront with short and long terms goals. Get it here
See if you live in a city that's a top Energy Star and how much you're saving on carbon emissions. The list
Consider the argument that investment in mass transit is a key job growth strategy for New York. Where's the Gov?
The price of CO2 emissions trading permits is at its highest since 2008 in the EU-ETS. Blip or trend?
An amendment to the House bill to strip EPA's power to regulate GHG's specifies that it goes into effect only if climate change won't hurt the US economy. Follow Matsui
The Department of Energy affirms its support for nuclear power. Learn more
State Attorneys General, respondents in the upcoming Supreme Court hearing on whether CO2 emissions will be declared a common law nuisance, ask the Court not to act. Get briefed
It's going to take a lot of efficiency to cut California's GHG emissions 80% by 2050. Start here
A WSJ poll conducted last month found elimination of subsidies to build nuclear power plants topped the list of federal spending cuts ideas. Check it out
Realizing the dream of using North African sun to power Europe is going to be complicated. Look into it
South Korea installs wireless sensors to gather data on conditions of bridges and other infrastructure facilities. Measure to manage
France extends a moratorium on the use of hydrofracking for fossil fuels until June 15. Learn more
Obama calls for a comprehensive plan to ensure America's energy future. Stay tuned
Scientists don't know much about the impact of acidifying oceans on marine life, but with more CO2 entering the world's waters, they will find out. The acid test
Will financing of American utilities become easier with CO2 emissions rules? Look into it
John Stewart grills Rand Paul about the benefits of having environmental laws. Watch it
Action on a federal green light permitting the 40-year old Vermont Yankee nuclear generator to run for another 20 years could be halted by the state legislature. Forever young?
Crafting regulations after a law is key ot its impact and the public has the right to comment on New York City's draft building Benchmarking law rules by March 21. Fine print
A new scientific paper finds last summer's blistering Russian heat wave was not the result of global warming, but it is a warning of what a hotter world will be like. Whew!
What's in the Senate bill for developing and demonstrating small modular nuclear reactors? Find out
Mad Men make the pitch for high speed rail.. Sold!
Drill into the scientific meaning of recent findings about Antarctic ice. Who knew!
Pennsylvania's pending budget bill would grant the Department of Community and Economic Development, headed by a former energy industry executive, power to 'expedite any permit or action pending in an agency where the creation of jobs may be impacted'. Drill down
Check out this library of building rating systems and how they cam make performance comparisons possible. Off the shelf
A bi-partisan Senate bill would accelerate construction of small modular nuclear reactors by pre-approving specific designs and other means. [E&E Daily 03.09, Subscribers only]
Inventors and investors at MIT's green tech conference hope the start-up world will beat path to their door. Knock, knock
The UK rolls out a road test of hydrogen-powered vans. Look under the hood
What do climate change action, peak oil, economic security and painting your roof white have in common? Here's what
Soon, Japanese vending machines will be plug-in refueling sites for electric cars. Get connected
Scientists' testimony on climate change at Congressional hearings falls on deniers' deaf ears. Say what?
A South African firm and a Canadian natural gas driller explore a project to covert natural gas to LNG for export. No more imports?
Social scientists look for ways to talk with climate doubters to prevent long-term political deadlocks. Fine print
The Chairman of the Hess Corporation warns industry executives and politicians about a global energy crisis likely to be triggered by oil demand. Pay attention
Frigid temperatures in the Bering Sea offer insights into the workings of climate change. Dive in
EPA orders coal-fired power plants in Oklahoma to add emissions scrubbers or switch to natural gas. Stay tuned
With final rules on the way, New Yorkers will soon be converting their boilers from dirty, unhealthy #6 home heating oil to cleaner #4 oil or something even better. Do it!
Want to learn more about recent developments at ARPA-E, the federal agency created to fund the research and development of cutting edge energy technologies? Plug in
Twenty public-traded US firms agree to comply with the demands of shareholder environmental resolutions. Stock up
The UK will fund the training of 1,000 young apprentices learning how to insulate homes and save energy. Learn more
What happens when the Wall Street Journal prints an article about the EPA that contains factual errors? Look into it
Abu Dhabi and European investors raise $600 million for a 100 MW concentrated solar plant in the UAE. Plug in
Since sustainable cities can't survive without productive farms, the impact of climate change on agriculture is a critical matter. Make a connection
Australia leads on high performance commercial buildings but lags on green homes. No worries?
What can US cities learn form 120 cities around the world with bus rapid transit systems? Enter here
While the EU upholds its GHG cutting goals, it is silent on how to use permits to achieve them. Learn more
Here's how to link communities with investors to forge a local, livable, sustainable future. Step-by-step
Now, biomass is 12% of the fuel burned in the UK's biggest coal fired power plant. Learn more
China is building a high speed rail link to Laos. Fast company
An Italian government decree ends subsidies for solar power installations on May 31. Why?
California utilities have come close to meeting the current target of getting 20% of their power from renewables. Here's how
Grist raises the alarm that climate change advocates haven't learned the important lessons of Climategate. Get it
Glory, the NASA satellite for measuring aerosols and studying how the Sun interacts with the atmosphere to anticipate future climate change impacts, failed to achieve orbit after its launch. Come on down
These 1899 drawings illustrate that density and verticality are in Manhattan's DNA. Enjoy
Scientists rethink the behavior of glaciers and its implications for climate studies. Chill
Despite its designation as a Superfund site, new housing (some LEED-rated) is being built and bought near the Gowanus Canal. And away we go
The UK faces the worst economic shock in forty years as oil soars to $100 a barrel. Time to detox
A key House Republican says he will drop restrictions on EPA's climate program to get a budget deal. Stay tuned
New Yorker Bruce Rosen attended this week's City Council oversight hearings on hydrofracking for natural gas upstate and took some notes.
The US is not the only nation where hydrofracking for natural gas extraction arouses controversy. Drill down
In 2010, public sources, not private investments, dominate energy efficiency investments around the globe. Trend or blip?
The Navy urges the military to go green as an essential part of enhancing national security. Aye-aye
Domestic oil production is at its highest level since 2002, with extraction boosted by hydrofracking. The new normal?
Los Angeles goes green, saves money and grows jobs by converting its streetlights from incandescents to LEDs. See here
Catch up with what's happening at ARPA-E on the new energy technology front. Dr. M explains it all for you
The once-lively European carbon emissions trading market is moribund. What can save it?
It's official - warmer worldwide temperatures create more moisture in the atmosphere which in turn fuel heavier winter snows and spring floods. And that's not all
Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers wants to see major federal R&D dollars go toward making wind and solar power as cheap as coal. Learn more
A long-stalled plan to bring more electricity into New York City from New Jersey gets the green light. Plug in
With homes and government buildings being energy benchmarked and making the results public, commercial buildings to do the same. It's right to know
Ever wish you could figure out if the promises made by promoters of new energy tech products are credible? Start here
Toronto raises the bar on new subway design. Enter here
As collapsing of old regimes making headlines, Arnold Schwarzenegger calls on ARPA-E to end the old energy order and advance better times. Stay tuned
What is biolphilia and how can it make our cities places of resilience? Find out
While Senator Murkowski praises ARPA-E, she opposes funding requested by President Obama for cutting-edge energy technologies. No!
With four aging nuclear power plants and domestic controversy over their replacement, Swiss hydropower may no longer be on tap for export. Look into it
Wisconsin Governor Walker wants to sell state-owned power plants and Koch Industries might be in the market. Pay to play
Don't miss the latest trend, greening the apparel supply chain! Timeless