Rail v Rapid Bus
Should urban mass transit systems invest in bus rapid transit or rail?
Should urban mass transit systems invest in bus rapid transit or rail?
Market efficiency not market price is the measure of the EU-ETS success says godfather Richard Sandor
Hong Kong mass transit is financed through property acquisition & development deals
A glimpse into the fraught nature of IPCC framing and decision-making raises questions about what scientists should do now
Federal renewable energy production tax credits will end this year without Congressional action
Corporate reactions to the IPCC climate report are sector-specific
The slo-mo East Side Access LIRR rail-iink project riles its Sunnyside neighbors
Korean scientists tweak E. coli bacteria to produce gasoline
What's that you said Washington Irving?
Two more NYC office towers complete LEED-EB renovations
New York City's yearly building benchmarking grades show some surprising residential energy sippers and slurpers
What are the chances of renewed federal funding for leading-edge clean energy technologies?
EBay will buy waste heat to power its Salt Lake City UT data center
Vote for your choice of the city with the most innovative climate leadership program
To combat climate change, the world must stop extracting its remaining fossil fuel (Good luck!)
With 5.3 MW of solar power added so far this year New York City is becoming friend of solar power
Climate sensitivity = equilibrium change in policy in response to a doubling of scientific certainty— Leo Hickman (@LeoHickman) September 27, 2013
Take a deeper dive into the IPCC Climate report and renewed calls to face up to reality
The world is heading toward exceeding a key carbon limit according to the new UN 2,000-page IPCC report authored by 257 scientists & a 36-page summary for policymakers
Forecasting the future of US off-shore wind power is still is hard to do
NYC's air is the cleanest in half a century, with less polluting heating fuel getting a lot of credit
Bloomberg NEF predicts that in 2013 new solar PV installations will top the renewable energy charts for the first time
US sale of electric & hybrid vehicles accelerated in August to nearly 12,000
While the threats of global climate chaos increase, climate action stars fade away
Before the Fifth IPCC Climate report is released, take a quick refresher on four key climate facts
Mapping the places around the world where breathing poses the greatest health threats & why
NYC releases its 2nd annual report on building energy and water use; for the first time, apartment dwellers have direct access to data on their own building’s energy consumption
What are the tools NYC needs to climate-proof its critical electric power supply system?
An anomalous summertime split jet stream over the US is linked to weird weather this year
The controversies over the popularity of glass-walled urban buildings are crystal clear
Fuel cost savings outweigh added costs of using more renewable energy in the west, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Australia's new conservative government may lack business backing to kill its carbon price law
Rooftop solar thermal installations hold a key to clean heat for the Big Apple
Expand your urban sustainability horizons, it means a lot
Making luxury real estate storm-proof is no longer an afterthought in NYC
Slow global economic conditions are cited as a problem for the UN Global Climate Fund
What do rising ocean temperatures reveal about how climate chance happens?
Will offering smart electric meters as a customer service make people want them?
Former Wold Bank chief economist Lord Stern calls the risks posed by a changing climate "immense"
Smoking causes cancer is as scientifically certain as human action causes climate change
Canada's green bond market to finance climate-friendly energy & infrastructure projects trends up
Unscrupulous brokers who tried to sell carbon emissions credits have been arrested by London police
See where sunshine is put to work creating power on NYC rooftops
Bronx River oysters make a comeback with a little help from their friends
Four ways the rise of solar power gives traditional utilities agita
New research suggests a role for global warming in more severe thunderstorms
After Angela Merkel's re-election, business urges the government to leave the current path to renewable energy
Al Gore wants climate deniers to pay the political price for ignoring science
Sandy flooded the region's infrastructure with salt water and its corrosive legacy lingers
Massachusetts reports a third consecutive year of clean energy sector job growth
Easing trade tensions between China and the US over solar panels could be on tap
Continuing the trend in lower carbon emissions & gains in clean fuels will take sustained energy
Get a sustainability snapshot of cities from Amsterdam to Vancouver — and more
The former Fresh Kills landfill is on its way to becoming a 2,200 acre urban park
Will thin-film solar technology soon be powering your iGizomos?
See what happened to a former Getty gas station!
Texas science textbooks soon could be teaching creationism, climate denialism & advancing an anti-abortion agenda
Five take aways from virtual energy audits of 60 million square feet of building space
Trying to restart international climate action momentum, th UN invites world leaders to a summit meeting
A political ally of Chancellor Merkel calls for ending power grid priorities for renewables
Check out this dynamic map of US wind patterns and think about the renewable energy potential
Why is is hard for climate science to predict how much and how fast sea level will rise?
A federal appeals court upholds the California low carbon fuel standard; here's why
One energy benchmarking infographic is worth a thousand words
A popular solar panel rebate program on Long Island gets a reprieve with $5 million from the Governor
Tour a newly built flood-proofed neighborhood in Hamburg Germany; see lessons for other vulnerable cities?
According to the NYC Independent Budget Office, there's enough demand for office space to fill the new buildings that would be permitted under controversial mid-town zoning changes; let's hope they're all very energy efficient
Sustainability, disaster & strategic planning get a new director in NYC
Australia's new conservative government shuts down the independent climate change commission
Slightly tongue-in-cheek praise for urban bike programs
Investor alert! opportunities ahead in energy efficiency
Mass transit runs on money, what's in store for NY?
With coming climate change impacts called "weather on steroids" , what's ahead for Boston?
11,000 years of global temperatures show 100 years of hotter weather reverse 5,000 years of cooler temperatures
Microgrid growth in New York is hobbled by the state's current regulatory framework
Why urban impact entrepreneurs should look ahead to working out a relationship with municipalities
What are the beliefs and behaviors of today's Millenials?
The lease for a new data center in lower Manhattan is a window into the challenge of cutting energy demand
The first stage of a 398 MW tidal power project in the Firth of Pentland gets a government green light
Researchers develop a super-efficient stacked solar cell system
Weigh on on whether climate change impacts and energy markets are adding to the Syrian tragedy
NYC's venerable but under-performing recycling program expands to capture food scraps
How banks make a bundle on trading in ethanol permits
Budget cuts force 465 layoffs, delaying clean up at the highly contaminated Savannah River facility, once used to make weapons grade plutonium
Stressful demands on the power grid are not limited to July and August anymore
How to talk to folks about climate change? Hint:in other words
Why some utilities, like LIPA, pay developers to install rooftop solar panels
America's greatest domestic energy resource and security is energy efficiency, 'nuff said!
Why does it take so long to discover the all the infrastructure damage wreaked by Superstorm Sandy and will the City lose millions in federal aid?
With the shutdown of Japan's nuclear power plants, utilities scramble for funds and fuel
What's generating the buzz about microgrids as an alternative to the old-time electric power grid?
Tesla to open 6 showrooms in Germany to get its autos on the autobahn
Seattle-based Grist magazine weighs in on Bill de Blasio's environmental record & policy positions
Top corporate financial performers are also climate action leaders
The printed word on Bill de Blasio's sustainability & environmental agenda
Next year, New Yorkers will vote on a $5 billion state bond act to pay for clean water, a less polluted urban environment & sewage system upgrades, but is there a spending plan?
After Sandy and despite no clear regulatory path, Hartford CT is developing microgrids, but what is Sandy-slammed NYC doing?
The new World Trade Center's green features could win a LEED Gold rating
What Naomi Klein gets wrong in her attack on mainstream environmentalists, according to a mainstreamer
With growing data gathering & communications capacity, discovering productivity gains in wind power will be key to the industry's future
Vienna gets its first 20-story certified Passive House office tower
France will add a revenue neutral carbon levy to fuel taxes in 2014, details to follow
HEMS, the Home Energy Management Systems market, is evolving fast
As long as China continues to buy up Australian coal, there will be no durable cap on carbon down under
Processed coffee grounds could become a clean car fuel
To create an energy system that gets more than 25% of its power from renewables, Germany must rethink supply and price models rooted in fossil & nuclear fuels
With $165.6 million from electric utility surcharges, New York State readies its Green Bank
Experts & commentators weigh on on why there have been no hurricanes -- yet -- this year and what this means to climate science
Why is it so hard for Congress to pass an energy efficiency bill?
The election victory of Australia's conservative coalition comes with promises to kill the carbon tax & cut renewable energy support
Chesapeake Energy walks away from hydrofracking leases on 13,00 acres in New York State
Naomi Klein calls big environmental organizations the obstacle to potent grass-roots activism
The quest for data-driven climate science will advance with a $1 million prize for improved monitoring of ocean acidification
Development banks made $108.9 billion in energy efficiency and renewable energy loans in 2012, an all-time high
The leaked draft IPCC climate report makes very conservative projections on sea level & temperature, why?
Allowance prices in California's cap-and-trade system should be near the minimum floor established by the state, $13 per ton averaged through 2020, 66% lower than previous estimates, thanks to other carbon-cutting policies that are working as expected [ClimateWire $ub]
We underestimate climate change impacts while underfunding the innovations needed to face its challenges
Using supercomputer power, a UCLA scientists predicts Los Angeles temperature averages could soar 4.7 degrees by 2050
The New York Post praises the City's traffic calming & bike programs as a plus for public safety and urges GOP Mayoral candidates' support
The campaign to make Obama's decision on the Keystone XL pipeline a litmus test of his climate cred
A changing climate threatens tea production in India
Guesstimates about prospects for action on energy efficiency in Washington
Since Sandy gave a big boost to the idea of microgrids, it's time to consider their variety
Using cell-phone cameras. kids map problems in five Rio favelas, a first step to fixing them
China's premier Li Keqiang, publicly vows to stay on the sustainable development path
Omaha could become the latest city to adopt a cost-saving energy efficiency code
Measuring the climate friendliness of Tesla autos depends on the electric power supply they use
Sandy recovery & rebuilding are not stirring a Staten Island City Council race
Bronx nonprofit, Osborne Association, helps ex-cons forge new lives. They will use their new $668K state-of-the-art green-and-blue rooftop to help prevent sewer overflows, save energy and for on-site green jobs training.
In southern Illinois, Prairie State Energy Campus's $5B coal plant construction costs passed onto homeowners and municipal rate payers locked into paying $75.04 a megawatt for the next 28 years triggers SEC investigation
Koch family cash infusion received by New Yorkers for Proven Leadership, a new pro-Lhota PAC shifts focus
First-of-a-kind US Navy project in San Diego creates secure, centrally managed microgrid
Columbia University partners with Polytech in a $15 million green tech proof of concept program