Japan: Solar Market Booms
At 3,809 megawatts in the 12 months, domestic Japanese shipments of solar power components reach a 30-year high
At 3,809 megawatts in the 12 months, domestic Japanese shipments of solar power components reach a 30-year high
Here's how the departing chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission envisions new ways to price electric and grow a smart transmission grid
Department of Energy chief Ernest Moniz, downplays natural gas and talks up forgotten renewables to power the nation
$185 million to start work on a cross-Hudson rail tunnel from NJ to mid-town Manhattan is part of Sandy-recovery federal aid
A 2011 law passed in the state of Victoria, has a chilling effect on wind power development
Quinn trashes Thompson for his opposition to the East 91 Street waste transfer station
Common Cause documents how Indian Point pays to generate support for its nuclear power plants
The benefits and the myriad hurdles to developing energy efficient combined heat & power systems in NYC
The deep slump in EU carbon trading prices encourages construction of coal-fired power plants
What should replace trolleys?, once the mass transit of choice linking NYC's two most populous boroughs
Planning a trip? Here are 29 city maps with bike-sharing programs
Pedal to events at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and get free valet bike-parking
Could 3-D printers make replacements for NYC's rotting columns that support piers which edge the city?
It's not going to be your grandma's infrastructure for much longer
Advice to the next NYC Mayor for an agenda focusing on energy efficient buildings, public health, a vibrant economy and a resilient energy infrastructure
Making energy efficient buildings the new normal needs to blend asset and operational rating systems
Now homeowners can access the PV service provider information they need to get what they want
Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will become VP for environmental initiatives at Apple
Con Ed will spend $1 billion over the next four years to make NYC more weather resilient and other metro-area utilities gear up too
Machine-to-machine, a/k/a the internet of things, could be crucial for smarter, more energy efficient buildings
European cars fail to meet their own fuel efficiency claims, with German luxury vehicles the worst of all
100 trending terms for talking about cities
Preparing for the 2014 World Cup, Brazil installs PV at its soccer stadiums
Falsified certficates related to cable replacements at South Korean nuclear reactors leads to shutdowns and power shortages
According to energy expert Michael Levi, "T rise of China brings forth a whole complex of global challenges, whether they are environmental, economic, or more traditional security challenges"
Big fossil fuel firms press the UK government to support more natural gas-fired power plants
A 504 MW offshore wind project gets UK government permits
What explains the collapse of A Better Place, an electric auto company with the signature swappable batteries?
Find out which states have energy codes that create a baseline for residential building standards
The company running NYC's bike share program faces allegations of wage theft and other worker abuses
With growing reliance on events like GoogaMooga to pay for operating costs, NYC parks face physical despoilation from their funding sources
Delivery vehicles are big violators of NYC's ban on double parking, adding to congestion woes
Thinking about riding a Mike Bike in NYC, but got some questions?
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Is Angela Merkel distancing herself from her environmental minister and the high cost nuclear power shutdown?
If Canadian tar sands oil can't be piped out to sea ports, it will be stuck in place
The NYC Planning Department proposes zoning changes in flood-prone areas
Earlier this week, state-run China Daily called most of China's major cities 'barely suitable living', what next?
Celebrate this icon of durable urban transportation infrastructure, walk it or bike it
Drowning, often at home, was the major cause of death due to Sandy
Energy efficiency is a top priority for Ernest Moniz, the new Energy Department Secretary
A UK climate advisor outlines a less-costly, carbon-cutting, low-regrets energy policy
The OFA, created for the Obama re-election campaign, is now leans in on the need for climate action
IIn a letter to the President, GOP Senators warn him to keep climate concerns out of any decision on the Keystone pipeline
What will US drivers pay to fuel-up this Memorial Day weekend and what will they pay with more fuel-efficient cars in 2025?
Princeton University has added more buildings, while cutting its carbon emissions with co-gen plant upgrades taking a leading role
Export and burning of coal mined in Australia adds climate-threats to its own Great Barrier Reef
Keep track of what's happening in the Senate with judicial appointments to the DC Circuit court and its impact on the fate of EPA carbon rules
Details emerge about China's first carbon emissions exchange opening next month
Four ways to start saving on your home-energy bill
Investing in Polish renewable energy will wait for passage of new renewable energy laws
Street vendors are the latest group to protest NYC's new bike-sharing program
What's to be done about the barriers to engaging building owners & occupants to improve on energy efficiency?
The country with the biggest carbon footprint announces it will impose caps on carbon emissions, not just intensity limits, by 2016
In the words of Bruce Fowle, a leading green architect, "We know that we can make buildings at least 50 to 60 percent more efficient than they are now"
What should be US energy policy in the 21st Century?
Is urban bike-riding too dangerous to encourage?
When asked about New Jersey's failure to secure its assets from Sandy, Chris Christie denied there was proof linking the superstorm and climate change
The real-world performance of microgrids should keep power utilities up at night
What would it mean if resilience displaces sustainability on the climate action agenda?
Korea is finalizing a carbon cap & trade program with ambitious goals and a chance to learn from the EU's problems
Tokyo's carbon cap & trade program and dedicated green building insurance policies are just some of the great ideas for making cities sustainable and resilient
The US and the EU draft proposals to establish regions for global PV markets now dominated by China
Mayor Bloomberg proposes deployment of movable steel panels to protect flood-prone neighborhoods
Still struggling to find valid and persuasive ways to explain climate change and the importance of taking action? Read this
Japan is becoming a new magnet for solar and wind power investments
The President raises hackles of climate activists over the inertia of Organizing for Action, the non-profit group that conducts issue advocacy on behalf of Obama's agenda
Design Trust for Public Space offers fellowships to work on Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities Applications due May 23
Germany pushes back on the EU proposal to slap stiff import tariffs on Chinese solar panels
Drought and heat will take a terrible toll on Southern Africa if carbon-cutting climate action is delayed
Senior policy advisor in the NYC Mayor's Office of Long term Planning & Sustainability to oversee implementation and continuation of the Greener Greater Buildings Plan
Canadian tar sands waste from a refinery owned by the Koch Brothers piles up in Detroit
Like with most things, there's a right way and a wrong way to plant an urban green roof
Bill McKibben lit a fire by calling for climate action that would make current fossil fuel assets virtually worthless, but is anyone feeling the heat?
The UK government's 38 person climate adaptation staff is cut to six
James Hansen predicts water from melting Greenland glaciers will chill the Atlantic and lead to fiercer storms
"Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest. The maple and the pine may whisper to each other with their leaves ... But the trees also commingle their roots in the darkness underground, and the islands also hang together through the ocean's bottom." William James, psychologist and philosopher
While there are laws of nature, but there may no longer be nature untouched by human impact
A wave of appeals against federal control of carbon emissions could make it to the Supreme Court
Elon Musk raises $1.3 billion for his green tech ventures, Tesla Motors and SolarCity, a rooftop solar panel installation firm
After losing power in Sandy's storm surge, the Hudson River Park and businesses on its piers get the lights back on
How 50 global cities facing complexity, climate chaos and the need to decarbonize are tacking these challenges
At least one rider really likes her first spin in the NYC bike share program
A Korean chemical plant owned by a venerable Belgian-based multinational, earned top dollar for selling EU carbon offset credits
In a $500 million deal, Goldman Sachs will finance a lease-back rooftop solar panel business based in California
The EU considers penalties for Indian and Chinese airlines that refuse to cut carbon emissions when using member nation airports
If hand-wringing & grim future scenarios won't change our climate chaos trajectory, what will?
The climate is changing and more is on the way. Perhaps we’ll muddle through, but only if we slow the greenhousing of the planet
Federal authorities will allow Indian Point to stay open after its operating permit expires in September
Senator Bernie Sanders urges Democrats to exercise the 'nuclear option' to obtain confirmation of the new EPA Administrator being blocked by the GOP
It appears that Chinese carbon permit trading markets will ban import of emissions offsets
Sea levels around European nations could rise three feet (almost one meter) by 2100
Construction costs of the new mass transit Hub at the World Trade Center creates sticker shock
Sea levels around NYC and along the east cast could soar five feet by 2100
Unlike its European counterparts, the US insurance industry has been MIA on climate change and the risks and losses it creates
Now, Japanese homeowners can lease batteries that store solar power from rooftop PVs for future use
The architecture & assumptions baked into RGGI shape CO2 market prices and that's the problem
What is attribution research and how does it get handled in the news media?
South Korea considers imposition of a $90/ton price for certain carbon emitters
Australia cuts its projected cost of carbon emissions permits in 2015 by half
Did record-high levels of atmospheric CO2, create a sense of urgency among international climate treaty negotiators?
Americans are driving less and getting fewer drivers' licenses, trends led by Millenials
Take your pick from this menu of US energy facts and then do something to change them
Cement-making could be a key to cutting carbon emissions
Ted Turner and utility giant, Southern Co. team up for a big push into solar energy and customer retention
Is the NYC battle over the Spectra natural gas pipeline over?
What costs $600 a square foot to rent in New Jersey and has a huge energy appetite?
Good reasons for property owners to cheer on the Philadelphia building energy benchmarking law
German Prime Minister Merkel expresses confidence that the EU will set more ambitious carbon-cutting goals
A bill to extend master limited partnerships -- a tax beneficial way to structure deals -- to the clean energy sector, advances with Democratic & Republic support
The new NASA sustainability base is designed to outperform LEED Platinum standards
How scientists cut through the smog to measure the size of Los Angeles' carbon footprint
Status report on Administration rule-making that would cut carbon emissions from coal-burning power plants
Federal rules for the electric grid impose unintended hurdles to storage technologies adding resilience to the power supply system
Does your website's carbon footprint have dirty digits?
Observers see a defining struggle over the GOP's climate change politics on the horizon
Plans are afoot to bring new life to 700 miles of NYC streets beneath its elevated subway lines
David Foster Wallace's 2005 graduation speech says a lot about life by way of something elemental
Climate change impacts are predicted to add to forces driving global food import up to 50% by 2050
An Exxon deal is in the works to ship 15.6 million tons of liquefied natural gas from Texas to the UK annually
Examine three trendy urban planning terms and find what's of use to your city
What is climate sensitivity and what's its place in climate science
Any new carbon emissions rules relying on the venerable Clean Air Act are sure to be litigated
A deep green Toronto building stays on top of its game with ongoing high-performance monitors & management
Is mussel farming in New York Harbor the natural and resilient way to clean up pollution?
While scientists debate the speed and pace of a changing climate, they agree on the inevitable outcome
Federal regulation never banned incandescent bulbs and now, an array of more energy-efficient bulbs is available
After the big boost to smart grid development from federal stimulus funding, weakening domestic demand is worrisome
A study of five major industry sectors in Australia documents opportunities for energy efficiency and how to create more
Caltrans, the California Transportation Department, embraces GHG reduction & climate change adaptation as core to its mobility mission
A climate change think tank to inform South American decision-makers opens in Montevideo, Uruguay
Some speculation about what Obama may promise environmentalists in exchange for his approval of the Keystone pipeline
The Washington Post editorializes for a federal carbon tax, calling it an elegant off-the-shelf part of overall tax code reform
A history of why the City of Light could just as well be known as the City of Trees
Citing drought-caused hydro-power losses & upcoming World Cup energy reliability demands, Brazil turns to more fossil fuels
A new Australian technology can recharge an electric vehicle in 30 minutes
US climate envoy suggests countries should set their own carbon limits and sidestep international targets
Europe no longer leads the world in PV panel installations
Five reasons why combined heat and power systems could become a new normal
Some folks like the NYC bike-sharing program, but not everyone
Power purchasers hope that if called on, southern California utility customers will conserve energy to prevent summer blackouts
Totaling up carbon and other greenhouse gases provides a better understanding of our climate risks
China's first regional market for carbon emissions permits launches in June
Should the federal government make states responsible for cut carbon emissions or go with cap & trade -- and what drives the choice?
Things are not-so-hot in 2013, but installers are doing better than manufacturers
A complex deal will create a 3-acre park where an MTA parking now stands on the Greenpoint waterfront
Seattle has an action plan for becoming carbon neutral by 2050
A solar power plant near Los Angeles designed to produced 66 MW of electricity does just that, at a price close to power plants fueled by natural gas
The rapid & pervasive acidification of the Arctic Ocean spells trouble for the food-chain
C40 & Clinton Foundation launch a global cities network to face weird weather and take climate action
The impact of LEED-ND, neighborhood development, is seen in cities around the midwest
At $9.1 billion, the Australian Clean Tech Stock Index falls far below its $16.3 billion peak
EU climate action programs lose direction and momentum
Energy efficiency experts join forces with micro-dwelling designers in New York City
The global market fore green building materials could reach $254 billion by 20w0
Could pre-auto European cities be the template for 21st century cellular urban design asks the MIT City Lab?
Leading UK energy companies challenge efficiency programs with fears of rising costs to consumers
What tops the to-do lists of four New York leading environmental officials?
Reports of zero-possibility for a federal carbon tax may be premature
The cost of rooftop solar power is closing in on utility-made electric around the world
Underground drinking water reservoirs for cities could minimize evaporation or store water from melting glaciers
The UK government should not let its energy efficiency program fail, warns industry group
Germany's first fleet of offshore wind turbines beat output expectations thanks to steady breezes
See a pattern in the chart of US and EU-27 economic and carbon emissions data?
Based on World Meteorological Organization 2012 data, climate skeptics shouldn't get their hopes up
If Obama oks the Keystone XL pipeline project, what might he give greens in compensation?
No resolution in sight between urban climate impact planners and no-growth advocates in California
Con Edison to install a pilot, grid-scale energy storage battery somewhere under the streets of NYC
Energy centers use 2% of the nation's energy but major leaps in energy efficiency are on tap
Does big spending by fossil fuel firms signal an irrational exuberance for carbon?
JP Morgan Chase steers clear of energy efficiency project financing
EU factories used 20% fewer carbon offsets than expected, another sign of a market in critical condition
inclusion of climate change in the UK teaching curriculum becomes political flash point
The new botanic gardens in Singapore show off its green tech prowess
Smart growth concepts for urban planning keep evolving
Energy efficiency markets are on the cusp of embracing IT
Weird weather impacts American views about climate risks and realities
A new grass roots report embraces the Sandy Regional Assembly, advocating sustainable soft-environmental solutions and meeting needs of low-income areas
California regulators consider rules for keeping tabs on storing, handling & underground monitoring of chemical-laced fracking fluids
Despite devastating heat, drought & floods, research finds Australian business is drowsy on climate action
Take a tour of 'new normal' storms in cities & towns in the northeast
The owner of two of the last deep-pit coal mines in the UK faces bankruptcy, trailing impaired investors & stranded assets
NYC real estate mogul to reskin old brick buildings for energy efficiency & maintenance upgrades