British Columbia: Thumbs Up On Carbon Tax
Now starting its second year, there's evidence - with caveats - that the carbon tax in British Columbia is doing what it should
Now starting its second year, there's evidence - with caveats - that the carbon tax in British Columbia is doing what it should
Solyndra, the bankrupt PV maker that borrowed $527 million from US tax payers, will repay them just $24 million
Sandia National Labs advances on developing a new generation of vertical axis wing turbines, VAWT's
While the pace of PV installations in the US is accelerating, a comparison with Germany reveals a solar power gap
SEPTA, the Philaldephia-metro mass transit authority, receives an award from the American Public Transit Association, but also comes in for some criticism
What's the secret of a US PV maker that bucks a trend by making a profit?
Starting in January, New Yorkers who build or renovate properties to LEED-type standards can get a tax break
Experts are debating whether more Americans are moving to cities or exurbs, so why does it matter?
Beijing got cleaner air and cut GHG emissions during the 2008 Olympics
London sets the pace for green Olympics
San Antonio finds valuable ways to reuse everything in its sewage
Expect climate change denier Senator Inhofe to take center stage at this week's Environment & Public Works Committee hearings
General Electric says the cost of nuclear power is 'hard to justify' and favors natural gas and renewables instead
Economic ups and downs and now burnished corporate images are the big drivers in green-themed advertising
Smart battery queries the grid — stores energy when it's cheap.
Seeking to replicate its renewable power success at a North Carolina data center, Apple eyes a green facility for Reno
If losing access to rubber trees was the mother of invention for synthetic rubber during WWII is now the ideal time to substitute renewable energy sources for imported fossil fuels?
There seems to be a pattern shared by cities that are growing smarter
Who are the 41 California cities & counties that got Beacon Climate Awards for Local Leadership Toward Solving Climate Change?
The Japan Times editorializes that believing the myth of safe nuclear power led government and industry into catastrophic errors
The OECD sees global nuclear power growing 44 - 99% by 2035, concentrated in China, India, South Korea & Russia
Hopes are high for a boom in Brazilian energy efficiency services
"Though New York City boasts of being a new tech hub, few buildings here are equipped to provide sufficient power. The New York Genome Center's new $47 million headquarters at 101 Sixth Ave. will be powered by 375 Pearl St. which has extraordinary access to electricity because it was built as a switching center for New York Telephone." [A subscription to Crain's Health Pulse is required to read the article in full]
The MTA wants to tack $1 on the purchase of new Metrocards to encourage riders to refill their current cards
What's your take on the debate blaming politics, media OR our lizard brains for failure to take action on climate change?
Energy policy decisions by England's ruling Conservative Party are creating an uproar. Stay tuned
A 100-hectare botanic garden in Singapore is designed to save 30% on its electric use
Pomona, California goes mass transit with a three fast-charging electric buses
Consider the potential for using natural gas instead of oil as a product feedstock
Current London weather conditions could blanket the opening of the Olympics with smog
The EU takes small steps to revive swooning carbon emissions permit prices
Tunneling work is now complete for all of New York City's new subway and rail routes
Will urban residents want to upgrade energy efficiency after seeing 'photos" of their homes leaking energy?
What are the prospects for more PV installations in the Big Apple?
The growth of renewable energy since 2000 way outstrips expert predictions. Why?
if political conservatives want to conserve things, what would make a compelling climate action argument?
The New York Central Hudson power utility reaches its limit for solar powered, net-metering customers and will not accept more applicants
Five hydrogen-powered cabs get a trial run during the London Olympics
A deal is struck on UK energy and climate policy
Researchers invent a thin film for windows and hand-held electronics that makes electricity
The Korean ban on domestic use of international carbon offsets isolates Australia's program
Who will win the EPA competition for the best-performing Energy Star buildings in the nation?
Mexico's new President may not carry out the terms of the climate protection law passed by his predecessor
Making the case for a Boston-New York-Washington, DC high speed rail system
A study of Illinois wind power finds it makes money & jobs as well as electricity
With a new 10 MW wind power installation, Turkey advances toward its goal of getting 30% of its power from renewables by 2023
Sticker shock over the cost of new nuclear power plants could mean doubling utility rates
CO2 emissions of a major Japanese electric utility spiral up 40% after the closure of its nuclear power plants
10,000 hot and thirsty urban trees seek people to water them
The League of Conservation Voters targets five climate-deniers seeking re-election this year
What message motivates people to become more energy efficient?
Enough already, it's climate change and 3,715 business are done debating
Capturing the benefits of smart grid, energy efficient building opportunities, means property owners and utilities must find common ground
Caves filled with compressed air can become an effective way to store renewable energy for when it's needed
A deal shapes up for an Israeli firm to sell its wave power technology to a Chinese car maker
France will miss its target of 6,000 MW of offshore wind power by 2020, but subsidy costs for output could be lower than predicted
Scientists and engineers have a list of 14 questions they want the Presidential contenders to answer
Why the soft costs of PV installation in the US are 60% higher than in Germany (and cheers to NYC red-tape cutting)
With sagging emissions permits prices, it's cheaper to be a carbon slurper than a carbon sipper in the EU
A former Bill Clinton political guru opens an electric car factory in Mississippi
Add a recession with a turn away from coal-burning - replaced by fracked natural gas - plus new emissions regulations and growth in renewable power and it could total up to a permanent lower-carbon US energy economy, but it's complicated
Deep-sea oil and gas companies explore how to create a deep water electric grid to power more drilling
The greening of professional sports has a fan in the White House
For the first time, some wind-generated electricity in India costs less than power from coal-burning plants
An Israeli technology firm generates electric from the flow of water through underground pipes in the Negev Desert
Bill McKibben doesn't blame Hillary Clinton for the failed Copenhagen climate meeting, but does take the Secretary of State to task for how she negotiated the Canadian XL Keystone pipeline
Proposed LNG export equipment and terminals in Australlia for shipment to Asians market would send GHG emissions spiraling
Consider the current realities of US energy programs and why energy politics look the way they do
New York City joins forces with the federal government to revive and protect 10,000 acres of Jamaica Bay
An industry expert explains why nuclear power plants designs, because they use 'unforgiving' technology, must rest on planning for the improbable
A National Science Foundation-funded study finds Gen X'ers are not climate change deniers, but they aren't much worried about a hotting-up planet
Building a next-generation nuclear power plant in Finland by French utility Areva is three years behind schedule
What's wrong with the claim that stimulus dollars for clean renewable energy projects are a domestic job killer?
Apple does a u-turn on its decision to leave EPEAT, a green product certification program
What comes to mind when you think of Berlin, L.A., Brussels or Amsterdam?
June 2012 , global temperatures, rainfall and historic comparisons
Guess what - the idea of a federal carbon tax shows signs of life
Prospects improve for a 19 MW offshore wind power project in Victoria, Australia
Ethiopian imports of Chinese wind turbines illustrate the growing export market for China's renewable power products
The severe drought affecting crops and livestock in Kansas and through the mid-west will raise food prices around the nation
If sustainability needs cities and cities need sustainability, what are the critical forward paths?
Peruse this fact sheet about what it will take to decarbonzie global electric power systems
The MTA will restore mass transit services cut in 2010 and make expanded G train service permanent
What is your city doing to advance 21 century urban innovation?
A study of the environmental risks of hydrofracking highlight the knowns and the unknowns of its water resource impacts
An air quality alert is in effect for NYC's 'sensitive groups' on July 13
A government report echos UK steelmakers' fear of lost market share due to domestic environmental levies
A new website gives current air quality information for Shanghai, Beijing and other Chinese cities
An invitation to climb the geo-textile, moss-covered walls of Sainte Flavie, Quebec
Q: Carbon tax or cap & trade? A: Opt for the least corruptible option
The NY League of Conservation Voters gives the State legislature a B, noting little has been done on clean energy and climate protection
Thumb-nail sketches of 20 global cities at risk for major climate-change damage
Greenpeace no longer gives Apple failing grades on corporate energy and climate performance
Jill Stein is the new Green Party standard bearer for the 2012 Presidential election
March 2012 research reveals that while more than half of the Americans surveyed said they had tried to cut family energy use, only a small fraction said they had engaged in any climate support actions
By 2013, developing nations will become the major market destination for oil, with big energy policy implications
How does Google Maps rate as a tool for pedaling around London?
Will New Zealand stay the course in its commitment to a carbon emissions market scheme?
When it comes to a climate-changed world, we've got three options and we may not get to choose just one
A cautionary tale about solar power caught in shape-shifting energy policy currents
A study by the AP discloses billions in rising costs at nuclear power plants now under construction
Two solar power firms advance toward obtaining DOE clean energy loan guarantees
Swedish researchers are working on a spray-on LED paint that could be applied to wallpaper and fabrics
Government climate advisors urge planning now for a 400% increase in home and business flood risks
Utilities are not doing much with the flood of data pouring in from the smart meters they install
A summer treat -- iceberg portraits
Germany has proved that political will can create solar power consumers but can automation revive its solar manufacturing?
The UK government is set to announce a 10% cut to subsidies for on-shore wind power, with cuts for offshore wind also slated
A glut of EU carbon emissions permits weighs on the market
What does a former Republican Congressman call for instead of climate change denial?
C40 produces a new urban sustainability sharing agreement -- Beijing and Copenhagen, Europe's greenest capital city
Last year extended the national drop in driving that started in 2007 as the population becomes more urban
New York eases procedures for the Green Party to get on the primary ballot this September
By 2040 and assuming access to funds, Amtrak will get you from New York City to Philadelphia in 37 minutes
Ocean acidification caused by rising CO2 levels in the air threaten global food security and livelihoods
Bank underwriters expect a boom in bonds to finance new solar projects
Factoring out the impact of fossil fuels on climate change, calculate the world's new power equation (or the persistence of fossil thought)
Copenhagen wins the European Green Capital award
Experts and innovators see redevelopment and community revitalization at the core of today's brownfields clean ups
Construction-phase LED lighting at Harvard's Fogg Museum wins a US Green Building Council innovative design award
After losing German backing for developing new UK nuclear power plants, French and Chinese firms express interest
Will the watered-down provisions of the EU energy efficiency directive be able to make a difference?
The Department of Energy awards states $14 million for improving their buildings' energy efficiency performance
Steamy Washington weather sets a 141 year record
A call to redirect federal energy policy toward broad technology developments, but the fragmented clean tech industry lacks clout compared to fossil fuel heavy-weights
Would a federal regulatory framework for natural gas fracking be any better than state-by-state rules?
Community groups in Brooklyn and Queens are among the 23 funded in New York State to conduct air screening projects
A senior Obama administration scientist sees US views climate change shift due to severe weather events
How does FERC, the little known federal electricity transmission regulator, make progress on the renewable energy front?
Two of three offshore wind projects, with a total of 1.1 gigawatt capacity, get UK government approval
China will provide $3 billion to buy turbine equipment for a 1,350 MW wind power project in Argentina, Latin America's largest
Prices in Australia's new carbon market are up to 45% lower than predicted
Some research suggests that natural gas obtained from fracking has a smaller greenhouse impact than other natural gas
Sunshine laws, requiring public disclosure of environmental data like carbon emissions, can do a lot
NYC's One Bryant Park is the nation's first LEED-Platinum office tower
Hong Kong shopping malls, famous for frigid summer AC, pledge to warm things up
If this summer sets records for storms that knock out electric power supplies, it could also be time to start investing in better system reliability, distributed power and smart grids to keep the lights on
The IEA predicts global growth of renewable power, with a a 40% increase by 2017
Government and industry, not nature, is responsible for the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, according to a parliament inquest
Take a sensory tour of the Big Apple this summer
The winners of the EBie awards for greenest, highest performing existing buildings in the US are...
European coal burning skyrockets with low-cost US imports, while natural gas sales fell last year
British homeowners can borrow from a new government program to insulate their dwelllngs, but the 7.5% interest rate is controversial
China plans to install 21 gigawatts of solar power by 2015 to absorb more domestic PV panel production
Now four years old, the British Columbia carbon tax is unique in North America and controversial
The New York Power Authority okays a $30 million/five year commitment to boost market development of energy efficiency technology firms
A nationwide real estate association gives its six-point plan for advancing energy efficiency to a Senate committee
Federal regulators subpoena JPMorgan about possible electricity market manipulations in California and the midwest
Burning Our Rivers looks at the toll taken by power plants on US water resources
The Dutch called it Noten Island, but soon the 172 acres of Governors Island will be called a gem
Plans by a French electric utility for a solar thermal project in Queensland, Australia are stymied by a loss of government funds
Climate change is MIA from the Obama re-election campaign, even though signs of a changing climate are all too clear
With the Labor PM trailing in polls, prospects for Australia's' carbon futures market dim even as the carbon law goes goes into effect
The hotly-debated plan for Columbia University's new west Harlem campus wins a LEED Neighborhood Development Platinum rating
Get introduced to an old technology repurposed as a renewable energy storage technology - the flywheel
A twelve city test of LED street lighting find they can be up to 85% more energy efficient than conventional bulbs