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If Washington politics is not about policy and compromise, what is it about? Let's find out
If Washington politics is not about policy and compromise, what is it about? Let's find out
A federal appeals court upholds California's authority to set auto emissions standards for CO2 more stringent than the national standard. Learn more
Bonds to fund green private sector and infrastructure development could be financially fertile. Spend some time
China's carbon emissions could peak by 2030 while maintaining strong economic growth, according to a US study. Come on down
Mexico could be an oil-importer within ten years instead of the third largest source of oil for the US. Stay tuned
The rate of increased GHG emissions slows and the US won't hit 2005 levels again until 2027. Good news?
Plans for the Hollywood Freeway Central Park, built atop a downtown highway (shades of NYC's High Line), are more than a dream.
Singapore emerges as low-carbon, high impact ICT global hub. Visit
Exelon - not a fan of building nuclear power plants - buys Constellation Energy, becoming one of the nation's largest electric utilities. Plug in
After six years of operation, the EU's carbon trading scheme is beset by critics but retains some support. Learn more
A little something for everyone who cooks. It's material
PlaNYC's ideas for what to do with Gotham's garbage arouses controversy. Stay tuned
Radiation levels hit new highs at Japan's disaster-disabled nuclear reactors. Get the latest
Research is underway to adapt electric car batteries too old for EVs for new uses. Plug in
Rolling Stone paints a dire picture of the aging US nuclear generator fleet. Read it anyway
Why would an electric co-op turn down the chance to buy cheap power from a Vermont nuclear generator? Look into it
Soaring global food prices are becoming the new normal and this is not good news. Causes & consequences
PlaNYC 2030 is a complex proposal, attracting wide-ranging reaction. Streetsblog it
A pilot energy efficiency home loan program to be launched by the Federal Housing Administration working through 18 lenders. Learn more
Under Kyoto Protocol rules, a country doesn't have to account for the carbon content of imported goods even as global trade grows. It adds up
France could fall way below its 2020 green energy goal if it doesn't cut red tape. Snip snip
A federal report on a warmer and more drought-prone west shows how the Obama administration highlights the impacts of climate change without using the words. Psst
Tokyo hopes last summer's heat wave won't recur because this summer electricity might be rationed. Stay tuned
California environmental justice groups go to court to compel the state to consider alternate ways to cut CO2 emissions. EE News
England is set to have the warmest April on record. Whew!
The intermittent nature of solar and wind power stresses nuclear and coal plant operators. Plug in
Mayor Bloomberg's invitation to 27 universities to compete for opening a world-class high tech program gets mixed notices among local schools. Stay tuned
A pubic opinion poll finds Americans are confident about their understanding of global warming, whether or not they think it's occurring. Believe it
A Seattle public school cuts loose from the waste water system. Alpha testing?
There's no question that climate change impacts will be costly, the only question is when to start paying. Find out what it will mean for your state
Some marketing strategies succeed for green consumer products Which ones?
Research suggests that Earth systems can remove extra CO2 from the atmosphere in less than 100,000 years. Rush in
Clarkstown, NY will be the home of one of eleven pilot projects to sequester CO2 emissions underground. Drill down
Get a leg up on the 2011 volunteer NYC Cool Roofs project. Start here
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What explains the across-the-board failures of the environmental movement in national politics? Here's a menu
Goldman Sachs will invest in a New Mexico power transmission line that must dedicate 30%, (around 6,000 MW) of its capacity to renewable energy. Climate Wire [Subscription]
Bulgaria seeks to slow the growth of renewable energy, claiming its electric grid is being overwhelmed. Really?
Exxon sees nuclear power holding constant in the global energy mix over the next thirty years. Stay tuned
While NYC now has 5.7 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity, not nothing, it may never be a solar capital. Plug in
Check out some reactions to the Pennsylvania gas-extraction fracking blowout. Strange brew
Scientists tackle the threshold question of when are weather events evidence of climate change. Learn more
The Energy Department's ARPA-E announces research projects with $130 in funding. Brain power
A report prepared for the World Bank finds that wide-spread adoption of electric cars is in China's national interest an oil-importing country. Gear up
With the soaring success of the German Green Party, who might become the next Chancellor? Stay tuned
The Citizens Budget Commissions explores the nexus between New York City's green agenda and its urban competitiveness. Fine print
If politics is the art of the possible, why are Germans willing to pay a premium for renewable energy while Americans are not? Look into it
The major challenge facing electric vehicle owners is where to plug in and recharge. WSJ
Pay a virtual visit to New York City's biggest sewage treatment plant, in sight and in mind. Just click
Even the prospect of federal loan guarantees is not enough to keep plans afloat for two new nuclear reactors in Texas. What's the problem?
The gap between people who identify as Democratic or Republican in holding that climate change is underway has become a chasm over the decade. Peer in
Greenpeace updates its report on Koch family spending for climate denial, now totaling $55.2 million. Did the Kochs get their money's worth?
Consider the lessons learned from a Rochester, NY neighborhood stabilization program rooted in green building upgrades. It's HOME
A $2.1 billion federal loan guarantee makes a big difference for a California solar power project. For sure
Citizens of developed nations use a bit less energy than they did twenty years ago, but the overall human footprint is growing Plug in
Will a deeper understanding of plate tectonics impact the siting of nuclear power plants in east Asia? Look into it
70% of respondents to a Japanese poll want the Prime Minister to step down due to the government's response to the Fukushima nuclear reactor and tsunami disaster. Learn more
The success of the green building movement relies on the boilers and other machinery never seen by the public. Look into it
Montalto di Castro , home to the last nuclear generator built in Italy opts for a PV future. Plug in
The hydrofacking debates open a window onto scientific efforts to calculate life cycle and fugitive emissions impacts of many GHGs. Fine print
Find out how US cities can incubate new manufacturing businesses, (green ones too). Report & case studies
Need help to figure out Local Law 84, the NYC building benchmarking law? Dial 311
It's boom times in China both as a maker and market for PV equipment. Watch out west!
Biophelia, learn from nature how to make materials, design builiding and zone cities, is a recipe for urban resilience. Wild!
The League of Conservation Voters targets four House members who voted to strip EPA's climate regulating powers. Inside the beltway
Investors are returning to clean power, efficiency and other green-themed projects after a lull. Spend some time
Why are social media failing to spur an energy efficiency revolution? What a question!
Inside the Washington beltway, environmental advocacy groups gear up to target opponents and praise supporters of climate action. Get the latest
With 36.5% of its energy coming from renewables, up from 5.45% in 1999, Latvia leads the EU. Hooray
Sunlight, in the form of abundant, high quality data on building energy performance is just what's needed to make cities centers of sustainability. Here's why
Who are the world's top ten climate capitalists? Find out
With a $168 million Google investment and a $1.6 billion federal loan guarantee, the only outstanding obstacle to a Mojave Desert solar project is 140 tortoises. Read slowly
The Clinton Climate Initiative joins forces with the Bloomberg C40 to make cities labs for climate innovation and action. Reimagine metropolises
In 2008, South Korea announced its Green New Deal. Time to measure up
Ecological economics tackles rare but high risk events like climate change. Fine print
The German government takes another shot at launching legislation to support the capture and storage of CO2 emitted from its coal-burning power plants. Stay tuned
Outlines appear for Australia's hybrid strategy to cut carbon emissions but much work remains. Devilish details
High performance buildings are only as green as their infrastructure. That's valid
A New York City dry cleaner recycles hangers, provides reusable garment bags and more. Cheers
For a country relying on coal for 19% of its electricity, the goal of getting 17 of Poland's power from non-fossil sources by 2019 is bold. Stay tuned
The Bipartisan Policy Center identifies energy security and clean energy innovations as critical to the nation and calls for the management, metrics and accountability to succeed. Fine print
The National Journal seeks reactions to Obama's call for fossil fuel independence. Speak up
Concentrated sunlight converts water to steam for generating electricity and the water stores heat for use on cloudy days. Hot stuff
A Boulder, CO participant in the city's SmartGridCity program likes the concept, not the outcome. Plug in
A German homemaker and four other global eco-activists are each awarded a $150,000 Goldman Prize. Five cheers
China will launch a regional carbon trading program by 2013 and scale up to a national program by 2015. Intensity targets
According to a UK government minister, delayed plans for new nuclear power plants will not stop the nation from meeting its GHG reduction targets. Plan B?
For a second year in a row, PS 166 wins the Green Cup with energy cuts of 23.25%. Here's how
Clean tech investments in the US are up and outpace those in Europe and Asia. Spend some time
The venerable Philadelphia Navy Yard is now home for a growing energy efficiency services company. Learn more
The Los Angeles Architecture + Design Museum mounts a decidedly unconventional exhibit on green building and electric vehicles. Review it
An academic study calculates that over a twenty year period the methane released by hydrofracking would have a carbon footprint like coal burning. Go figure
As part of the deal to remove the Republican climate rider from the budget vote, Democrats agree to an interagency review of EPA impacts. Learn more
Russia and Japan say no to further Kyoto climate treaty commitments. Some model
New calculations indicate that Reykjavik will be safe from rising sea-levels but New York City will take a bath. Hello Iceland
What would make elected officials take environmental protection more seriously? Consider this
What are the drawbacks of current energy options? LOL if you can
GE will build the largest thin film PV plant in the US by 2013, at a location not yet announced. Plug in
Mayor Bloomberg wants to zero-out funds for trash-processing marine transfer stations , three of them slated for Manhattan. SWMP-ed
What are the energy sources that will fuel our future and how should choices be made?
In East Africa, malaria spreads as the climate changes. What's the connection?
For the German Green Party in office, just saying no to nuclear power gets tricky. Stay tuned
The EU and the state of California consider how to reduce carbon together though the Emissions Trading Scheme. Make more from less
All together now AWWWWW!
If the aim of the EU-ETS is cutting carbon emissions, it did not work in 2010, with emissions up over 3% but still under the cap. Learn more
Could the tsunami of tea party-type attacks on climate action be on the way out? Look into it
The UK plans to install 53 million smart meters by 2019 and save consumers some money. Get wired
Cringing at what passes for climate messaging. Start over
The New York City subway system maximizes the use of every dollar but buses and commuter rail don't do as well according to the Citizens' Budget Commission. Travel in
In a world that seems less and less secure, Oberlin Ohio aims to make itself sustainable and resilient. High hopes
The race is on for getting the $2.4 billion in high speed rail funds rejected by Florida, including a $1.3 billion ask for improving service between Washington & Boston. Track it
Recent temperatures in northern polar regions are so high, NASA chart makers add a new color, hot pink Take a look
The UK cancels a PV feed-in tariff that would underpin its own projects. Solar suicide
Reviving an old technology for 21st century goals, Boston buildings can be warmed and cooled with waste steam from a Cambridge power plant. Co-gen lives!
Often locked in battles with environmental advocates, the efforts of investment firm KKR to green its assets is 'a work in progress'. Look into it
Scientists discover that Pacific mangroves are world champions at soaking up atmospheric carbon. Learn more
Parsing press releases about what environmental budget provisions the President would veto turns up wiggle room.
The Republic budget scheme seeks to lift bans on fossil fuel extraction and defund industry oversight. Greenwire [Subscribers only]
With lease language to prove it, lower Manhattan becomes a green real estate magnet. Very attractive
Read this blog on a NYC conference that digs urban farming. Start here
Miss last week's House Republican hearings on climate science? Ministry of magic demystified
The solar power industry goal is cutting costs by 50% over the decade to become competitive with fossil fuels. Stay tuned
Grist asks, if the acid rain program didn't create pollution hot spots, why should the California cap and trade program? True or false
As fresh water from melting Arctic ice enters the ocean, expect unexpected climate impacts. Dive in
Fred Upton, chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee opens an investigation into the Obama Administration shut down of plans to store high level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Imagine that
Last month, Spain got 21% of its electricity from wind and 19% from nuclear power. Plug in
The recession and rock-bottom natural gas prices shrink opportunities for wind power expansion and talk of cutting renewable energy requirements doesn't help. WSJ
Doctors are starting to see patients who's health is affected by climate change. Learn more
The United Auto Workers supports the EPA's authority to set fuel efficiency standards for vehicles and opposes the Upton bill. Stay with CAFE
Republican bills would overturn the right of environmental groups to recover legal fees if they win cases in federal court. Learn more
Face it. Energy will become scarcer and more expensive everywhere. What to do?
California's high speed rail plans move along. Get on board
See a need for sustainable packaging? DIY
Are pollsters right who say activists should avoid the words "climate change"? Sniff sniff
UBS AG calls the Fukushima disaster the worst thing that ever happened to the nuclear power industry. Here's why
With Its nuclear power plant moratorium, Germany becomes a net importer of nuclear power from neighboring nations. Plug in
A: One barrel of oil, at its highest price in two years. Buy in
An American-based airline challenges the EU's right to add foreign aviation emissions in the carbon trading scheme. Friendly skies?
When a researcher funded by the Koch brothers testitied at the House climate hearings, his warming trend data looked a lot like data reported by other climate scientists. Muller that
An exhibit of how cities like New York once built factories -- vertically -- offers ideas for a future of urban-scale industiral design. Visit
Plans to create an offshore wind power transmission system running from Virginia to New York City take a step forward. Tap In
Consider the costs and consequences of cutting funds for climate research & data-gathering government agencies like NOAA because of political hostility to climate action. Start here
France halts plans to permit hydrofracking to prospect for natural gas. For good?
Dominion, a Virginia-based power producer, plans to convert three plants from coal-burning to biomass for 150 MW of electricity. Here's why
This is not an April Fool's joke, it's the law. Got a problem with that?
A: Because it's the law. Lisa Jackson interview