UK: Doubts On Smart Meter Savings
While smart electric meters will be good for aggregate savings, they might not save individual consumers much money. Add up?
While smart electric meters will be good for aggregate savings, they might not save individual consumers much money. Add up?
Andy Revkin sends notes from a Google media and the climate conference. What do you need to know?
Look at the bright side of the Supreme Court decision, AEP v CT, when it comes to upholding EPA's legal climate authority.
The German Congress (Bundestag) votes to shut down the nation's nuclear power plants by 2022 and replace them with a mix of fossil and renewable energy. Plug in
California delays the kick-off of its carbon cap and trade program until 2013. Learn more
How does urban density affect the sustainability of metropolitan development? Fine print
Poll results find opposition across the political spectrum to Presidential-hopeful Bachmann's proposal to do away with the EPA. Do the numbers
NOAA reports that the average US temperature for 1981-2010 is .5 degrees F warmer than the preceding 30 years. What's normal?
Missed Google's green energy wish list yesterday? Get Grist's summary today.
The world's largest exporters, Germany and China, agree to cooperate on research and financing clean technology. Stay tuned
A German PV thin film panel maker looks to do good business on American roof tops. Plug in
This is not an academic exercise. Get to work
Republican Presidential-hopeful Tim Pawlenty puts himself in the climate change denier column when it comes to human causes. There you go
The UK has an ambitious goal to cut its carbon footprint, but some of the biggest firms traded on the stock exchange have no carbon-cutting strategies. Rx
Given its crippled nuclear power fleet and limited electric supply, Tokyo struggles to cope with summer heat. Not chill
Plaintiffs file a law suit to overturn New York's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, claiming it imposes a tax never approved by the state legislature. Read it here
With its drought easing, China generates more hydropower but electric supply stays tight. Plug in
The sale of small wind turbines for home use is increasing, even in tough economic times and Boston crafts turbine friendly rules. Spin in
Google releases its green energy wish list topped by EVs, energy storage technology for the grid and supportive government policy. Can it get what it needs?
Greenpeace charges that Exxon has broken its promise to stop funding climate deniers. Look into it
An Australian public opinion poll finds sharply lower support for creating a carbon emission tax. Future is cloudy
Although better vehicle fuel standards will slow the growth of oil imports and GHG emissions, they are not enough to reverse rising demand. What's needed now?
Bill Clinton's Global Climate Initiative meets this week with a 14-point climate and energy-linked agenda. Smart or stupid?
The heat, the cold, the rain and the droughts of 2010 are shaping up to be the most chaotic global weather patterns since 1816. What a world!
A California appeals court allows the state to develop the nuts and bolts of its carbon cap and trade program.. Learn more
After slamming the Merkel government's commitment to a renewable power future, a major German utility company reverses itself. Hail to the chief
Which conservative commentator confirms his support for a gas tax but not a carbon tax? Look into it
China plans to have a unified CO2 emission trading mechanism in place by 2015. Stay tuned
Consider this proposition: the high dollar value of PV not its energy value makes the case for a new electric grid policy. Start here
A rock guitarist builds a pre-fab German-made green home in London in record time! Roll in
Fench President Sarkozy announces a billion euro ($1.5 billion) commitment to domestic nuclear power projects. Plug in
The Department of Energy awards $11.3 million for leading-edge geothermal energy projects in five states. Tap in
Climate change has become entangled in the US culture wars. Is there any way out?
A city park is no place for an urban farm. Get uprooted
Around the world, dams created for generating hydropower are decades old and some newer ones are in earthquake zones. Dive in
A mosque in Nordenstedt, Germany installs a wind turbine in its minaret. Learn more
The EPA will test the drinking water impact of hydrofracking used in natural gas extraction at seven sites, including the Marcellus Shale. Drill down
A 'device' jammed into the inner core of a Japanese nuclear reactor is dislodged after nine months. Whew!
For Texas Governor and Presidential-hopeful Rick Perry, one reason to enter the race is to beat Mitt Romney who's not a climate science denier like him. Clear enough?
In this second installment, the media strategy of Australian climate skeptics is dissected. What, no worries!
A bill to protect New York's natural resources by requiring permits to pump water from its rivers, lakes and streams awaits Governor Cuomo's signature. Stay tuned
Bike-sharing gains momentum in US cities. Learn more
Industrial sites of earlier times are ideal locations for locating renewable energy installations. Here's why & how
The UK identifies eight sites for the construction of new nuclear power plants by 2025. Fourteen years to go
Grist has a little list of the most and least climate resilient cities in the US. Where is your city?
What is life like in Tokyo three months after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. Bird's eye tour
An Australian newspaper quotes an American diplomat's assurance that the US will meet its carbon cutting goals of 17x20. Well ok!
The biggest obstacle to undertaking energy efficiency improvements in commercial buildings is the lack of a budget to do such work. Ring a bell?
After lapsing eight years ago, New York is set to get an updated law that covers the siting of new power plants. Article X returns
74% of Germans are urban dwellers. How do their cities rank on nationwide green index? Find out
The US demands that EU rules on CO2 emissions from the aviation sector not apply to its airlines. Learn more
If New York State has missed a a procedural deadline, will the Indian Point nuclear power plant get its operating license renewed by the federal government? Devils and details
Conservative UK Prime Minister Cameron stands up for ambitious EU climate rules. UK is no US
Al Gore takes President Obama to task for his failures to act on climate change. Anybody listening?
While the technology isn't new, using small, modular nuclear reactors as conventional power plants is. Get acquainted
The account of one man's conversion from climate skeptic to action advocate. Make it personal
Japan's campaign to slash energy use in the wake of its lost nuclear power plant output offers openings for efficient products. Make lemonade
Planes using biofuels are the stars of the Paris Air Show, but will they become the aviation industry norm? ETA
Construction costs could be the downfall of the Czech Republic's plan to build new nuclear power plants. Who's bidding?
Republican-sponsored cuts to the EPA 2011 budget are causing pain at the state level. Learn more
The White House misses its deadline for installing PV panels. Watt's up?
Basic infrastructure, including the electric power gird, is vulnerable to hack attacks. Watch out
Five states now require disclosure of the chemical content of hydrofracking fluids, but are they good enough? Find out
Dangerous declines in ocean quality and marine life are taking place at an unprecedented pace and life on Earth could be at risk. Gulp!
Green energy companies and trade groups companies unite to advance legislation on President Obama's clean energy standard. Plug in
Tour the hopes and realities of a green retrofit initiative at the NYC Javits Convention Center. Enter here
Prices along the entire PV value chain reach record lows and put the cost of solar power in fossil fuel range. Plug in
Scientists foresee the ability to grow meat in labs as a way to cut heat-trapping animal methane emissions. Really?
Seeking to its cool giant computer servers while saving energy, Google will use sea water from the Bay of Finland. Dive in
Based on a leaked document, it looks like the IPPC will re-open consideration of geo-engineering measures to cool the climate. Stay tuned
A Danish wind turbine maker proposes a new label for consumer goods made with at least 25% wind power. Whoosh
Ever wonder if the frequency of sunspots has an impact on the Earth's climate? Admit it and learn more
A survey of 5,000 households in eleven countries finds a wide variety of responses to a uniform energy efficiency policy. Fine print
The US oil supply hits a 31-year high amid declining gasoline demand. Drill down
Israelis and Palestinians work together on wind power projects. Learn more
Investing in carbon-cutting projects in developing countries through the Kyoto Clean Development Mechanism sinks sharply. What's next?
Wonder who's buying electric hybrid Volt cars and if they are pleased? GM's happy
Start with green building preservation and connect to making sustainable cities. Think about it
City Hall elects a natural gas-fired fuel cell rather than solar panels to keep its lights on. Plug in
Facing an installation shortfall, Germany extends its PV incentives for now. Learn more
Biogas, obtained from food waste that goes down the sink drain, is a resource for helping to save the planet. Waste not
Since 2003, New York has made do without a law to regulate the siting of power plants. Do we need a new law?
The Australian power industry gears up its campaign against the government proposed carbon-cutting policy. Sound familiar?
An analyst of London's road-tested congestion pricing scheme does not expect to see it adopted in US cities. Why is that?
Is there an argument for keeping LEED out of municipal building codes? Look into it
China considers ways to encourage greener municipal building codes and increase the energy efficiency and clean power capacity of its booming building sector and . Learn more
The Energy Department puts up $2 billion for concentrated solar power projects in California. Catch the rays
Al Gore praises Mitt Romney's acknowledgment of climate change, but will it be an RIP in the Republican presidential primary? Dig in
Here's Part 2 of the Climate Conversation by Australian scientists.
California provides open-access to climate science research done at its universities and research centers. Learn lots
To replace heavy steel, BMW will build a carbon fiber factory and reduce the weight of its EVs. Roll over Mercedes
In the wake of rising bills, a Scots power utility seeks to support energy efficiency and ease fuel poverty. Nifty & thrifty
New research makes the business and economic growth case for investing in high performance building. Learn more
Innovators find ways to integrate renewable energy into the power grid. Plug in
Reimagining and redesigning Brooklyn's Gowanus Expressway illustrates the potential power of rebuilding urban roadway infrastructure. Look infra
California releases a court-ordered re-analysis of its menu of climate action strategies. And the winner is...
Revkin comments on Romm's comments on solar power. Look here
Australian scientists lauch a two-week series to demystify the M.O. of climate deniers. Start here
Philadelphia subways will be equipped with batteries to store electricity generated by train car kinetics. Watt a concept!
Here's how policies that support energy efficient building upgrades will benefit the environment and the economy. It adds up
David Cameron, the UK Conservative Prime Minister, dashes green hopes. Learn more
China is leading the new industrial revolution with plans based on cutting GHG emissions. Will western nations fall behind? Consider this
Building a smart US electric power grid will cost money, so who's investing? Look into it
Tokyo residents could save energy this summer by growing goya plants in their windows to provide shade. Necessity & invention
A new satellite that measures changes in the salinity of sea-water will provide more clues about global warming. Fine print
Two-thirds of the carbon emissions at the latest RGGI auction found no buyers. Does it matter?
A Berulsconi-backed voter referendum on restarting Italy's nuclear power program seems headed for defeat. UPDATE Referendum defeated
The long-awaited East River tide power project nears federal approval. Plug in
Laurie Kerr, senior staffer in the NYC Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, wins the American Institute of Architects-NY 2011 Public Architect award.
Solar panels on a Paris-Amsterdam rail tunnel will help run Antwerp's railway station, and that's not all. Get moving
German business sees opportunities in the shutdown of the nation's nuclear power plants. Look into it
Illinois studies the idea of a high-speed rail link between Chicago and Champaign-Urbana with possible extensions to Indiana and Missouri. Get on board
Solar power prices plunge and installation times can't be beat. Catch some rays
Give special education high school students to a solar power project and find out what happens. Good news!
Britain curtails access to the feed-in tariff that offers financial incentive to install solar power panels. Plug in
Wikileaks contain a trove of information and speculation about countries with an appetite for nuclear power. Fission frisson
How to scale-up development of net zero-energy buildings is the topic of this New York Academy of Sciences e-Briefing.
PV makers expect energy cost parity with fossil-fuel generated power in three years in sunny parts of he US. Learn more
A new law creates a Connecticut bank to finance green projects, including loans for home energy efficiency upgrades that avoid the PACE bond problem. Spend some time
A two-way street for China-US clean-tech business development is being paved now. Come this way
The need in Iowa Republican politics to promise unwavering support for ethanol subsidies is gone. What happened?
The story of a British-owned energy efficiency business opening shop in the US says a lot about the link between public policy, innovation and job growth. Don't miss it
John Kerry is optimistic about Senate passage of a bill creating a federal infrastructure bank to finance energy, transportation and water projects. Stay tuned
A May 2011 survey of American attitudes about climate change and climate science shows what's changed since November 2008. Draw your own conclusions
An analysis of evidence for the science of rising CO2 levels and hotly combative readers comments. Fine print
China, India and the US could be to be the top magnets for clean energy mergers and acquisitions in 2011. Follow the money
From do-it-yourself bike lanes and street seating to basic questions about citizen involvement in urban sustainabiiity, wikis could become a new force. Think about it
Review the IEA scenario of a world energy system that will be dominated by natural gas. Start here
Australia plans to issue carbon credits for killing camels. What?
Community safety concerns could shut down of Japan's entire nuclear generator fleet next year Says who?
Solar-assisted electric vehicle recharging stations are installed in Tennessee. Stay tuned
Tom Friedman reminds us that Anthony Weiner's not the only one in denial. Face facts
Democrat Bruce Babbitt urges President Obama to stop backing down on Republican attacks on environmental protection. Noted
Scientists research the link between oceanic dead zones and increased heat and GHG levels. Dive in
The world's climate is in peril from the ample availability of cheap natural gas, cautions the IEA. Here's why
A tide power project using London's Thames River flows gets its first test. Dive in
A new GE turbine that runs on renewable fuels and natural gas is purchased by a Turkish utility. Flex that power
China agrees to a US demand to end its wind power subsidy under provisions of World Trade Organization. rules. Plug in
Here's how to tell a good REC (renewable energy credit) from a dud. Spend some time
C40 and ICLEI develop a second-generation tool that identifies and quantifies sources of urban greenhouse gas emissions in order to target the right solutions. Measure up!
David Hsu explains just how to measure building performance in order to manage it right. Learn about latent categories
The House votes to bar participation by the Department of Homeland Security in the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force. Really?
The World Bank sees emerging economies as potential incubators for new carbon emissions trading schemes. Look into it
The pattern of spiraling global levels of CO2 emissions has returned. Really bad news in depth
Since more atmospheric CO2 won't save global food production, what's Plan B? Dig in
Is Republic candidate Mitt Romney really saying he believes in human-induced climate change? LOL
Australian climate scientists receive death threats. Universities seek added protections. Learn more
What's the current status of Arctic ice and what is in store for the summer of 2011? Stay tuned
Time has run out for meeting a 2012 post-Kyoto climate agreement deadline. Tick tock
Germany's cabinet approves plans to shut all nuclear power plants by 2022. Plug in
Tornado Alley residents in Joplin, Mo. had 24 minutes to prepare. What about the folks in Springfield, Mass. — no one was expecting a tornado. What to do
Japanese Environment Minister, Ryu Matsumoto, anounces Super Cool Biz campaign to conserve energy and save the planet by dressing down a notch. France 24 wieghs in on fashion implications.