CO2 More, But Less
While global CO2 emissions hit record highs in 2012, the rate of increase the slowest in a decade
While global CO2 emissions hit record highs in 2012, the rate of increase the slowest in a decade
How's your city doing when it comes to going green?
Brazil aims to get 10% of its electricity from wind power by 2021
Federal regulators to permit high performance, energy efficient Euro-type trains to operate in the US
UK power utilities could be open to criminal investigation for energy price-fixing
Do equipment troubles plaguing the company responsible for Minneapolis bike share foreshadow problems with NYC's program?
The German electric grid had no problems when renewable power volume hit an all time high this month
A geologist makes the case that coastal rebuilding post-Sandy will fail because it ignores climate realities
Check out the award-winning design by a Swedish firm for community rebuilding & revival in Far Rockaway
What, if anything, has changed in New York's hard-hit telecom industry a year after Sandy?
32% of Australian media is in the climate-denialist camp, according to a study of 602 articles in 10 newspapers
Tour Tokyo's enormous underground flood protection system
Is a steep requirements upgrade to earn an Energy Star label for new homes producing a sharp decline in program participation?
New zoning rules that require large buildings prepare for climate change impacts are on the table in Boston
Global use of non-fossil fuels to supply power dropped, while coal-burning rose over two decades according to the IEA
Naomi Klein applauds a report that asks "Is the Earth F*cked?: Dynamical Futility of Global Environmental Management and Possibilities for Sustainability via Direct Action Activism"
Now New Yorkers can get more state-funding to install renewable energy gear on their homes & sell their extra electric to the power company
Today's cutting edge, net-zero energy buildings are test beds for tomorrow's building, energy & wastewater codes
China to monitor the health impacts of air pollution in 16 worst-hit cities & provinces
While climate action & adaptation were not part of the messaging machine in previous Mayoral races, it's more surprising that in the race one year after Sandy nothing's changed
Voters in Hamburg, Germany opt to repurchase their electric power grid to gain control over it
Climate change impacts are being felt by Americans, whatever their political orientation, and the Republican Party resists climate action at its peril
Six things that have changed & five things that haven't one year after Sandy
A development with 40% affordable/60% market rate apartments seeks LEED-Gold and will open in Brooklyn's cultural district
WIth $210 million on tap, what are the NYS Green Bank's plans to make it pay off?
Beware the hype around "smart cities" since it relies on buggy, brittle technology & incomplete data sets
Israel plans to build three solar power plants to generate 121 MW of electricity
Scientists are developing a heat & cooling technology for commercial buildings so energy efficient, it could save 41% over current HVAC costs
The largest wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa opens in Ethiopia and will help ensure against drought-linked hydropower losses
With winds up to 99 MPH, hurricane-like St. Jude lashes the UK before soaking France & Holland
A 20,000 square foot greenhouse for growing produce to open on the roof of a Brooklyn Whiole Foods market
Walk or bike, favor compact communities and live longer
Texas was the state with the biggest GHG cuts while California had the biggest jump the electric power sector last year
Corporate research finds corporate leadership on sustainability spurs value-adding innovation
The Bloomberg Administration will solicit more community board input for the recovey of Sandy-savaged neighborhoods
The California Carbon Dashboard is one place to go to learn many things
A progress report on NYC's growing resilience to weird weather damage & what's on the to-do list
A Maryland PV & storage project develops an innovative financial plan, using existing technology
Bike sales now outstrip auto sales in many Europeans nations
The MTA considers installing submarine-style waterproof doors in subway entrances & flood gates at tunnel portals
All of NYC's 250,000 street lights are being converted to LEDs that should shine for 20 years
Research suggests that an 'all of the above' energy strategy is not how things work; instead there are winners & losers
New research on Spanish wind power discredits opponents who fear more CO2 pollution
Las Vegas & Los Angeles are early urban adopters of super energy-efficient LED light bulbs
Why Hoboken, NJ is still drying out a year after Sandy soaked it while considering how to avoid a replay
Hong Kong plans to spend $1.5 billion to dump its dirtiest diesel vehicles
Why were Energy Star-rated Washington DC office buildings wasting energy & what did they do about it?
Climate science is certain sea levels will rise, but how much & how fast is hard to say
ICYMI, the news about Harbin, China's off the charts air polution was reported the same time the World Health Organiation found that such pollution can cause lung & bladder cancer
Causes of and cures for the UK's rising utility bills and the role of green programs ignites a poltiical war of words
Welcome to AdaptNY, a digital news platform for the debate around climate resilience
250 old phone booths on NYC streets are being re-equipped as touch screen-enabled information kiosks
Bill de Blasio & Joe Lhota agree on one thing, building Seaport City as a buffer from future mega-storms that will pay for itself.
Here's how bike-sharing programs are transforming their host cities
Germany's second largest power utility radically thinks its basic business model in the face of insurgent renewables
Wall Street real estate celebrates the speed of its recovery from Sandy's devastation
Think Gravity is scary? Go underground to survey NYC subways' flood-risk status
Yes, there are Green Party candidates on the NYC election ballot this year
British PM David Cameron vows to roll back energy efficiency programs while utility bills soar
The cultural context of risk-cognition is fingered as the culprit in climate denialism. OK
In the wake of Sandy questions surfaced about why key urban infrastructure was built in such vulnerable places, here are some answers
All 23 NYC Housing Authority sites that lost their boilers to Sandy are still relying on temporary, mobile equipment for heat & hot water
Discover the cost of carbon to you, me & everyone
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants cautions investors over corporations that value fossil fuels which can't be drilled
True or False: Solar Power is just for the green elite?
Untested & costly technology has been approved for the UK's new nuclear power project
Everything is controversial about London's plans for modernizing it's 19th Century sewage system
Rebuilding after the earthquake of 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand installs a network of sensors to gather information on resource use to help make more informed choices and cut consumption
Newly trendy San Francisco neighborhoods see an influx of shuttle buses to take residents to their Silicon Valley Jobs
Nevada's electric utility runs the numbers for demand response and energy efficiency cost savings for the grid and finds they add up
Long Island's power utility, LIPA, seeks 280 MW in local sources of renewable power & replacing up to 1,630 MW of power from polluting 'peaker' plants
To forge a climate-labor coalition, hammering out a path to a green jobs economy is a must
Now is the time for municipalities to kick-start the microgrid model of robust 21st century urban power supplies
Why the fracking-fueled shale gas boom won't be the bridge to a low carbon future
Mega-scale solar power installations are on a roll
The National Science Foundation makes $32 million in research grants to advance understanding & responses to weather hazards
Al Gore predicts the US will beat its goal of cutting GHG emission 17% by, 2020 but calls the goal 'entirely inadequate'
Malmo, Sweden is working to create Europe's first carbon-neutral district
Schools, airports & roads are shut in Harbin, China, a city of 10 million, due to smothering air pollution
What is the key legal issue in the Supreme Court review of EPA's authority to regulate CO2?
French utility giant EDF & two Chinese companies will build a $26 billion nuclear power plant in the UK
The US insurance industry calculates that climate science predictions are right
NREL makes the case that utilities are well-placed to access low cost capital for investing in solar power & energy storage
Los Angeles emerged during the Carbon Age, what's needed now to move into the Era of Sustainability?
When planned in the 1880's the Dakota apartment building included a neighborhood combined heat & power system
Maps and charts show what the decentralized power-supply revolution is all about
Australia's conservative government is likely to shut down the green development bank, although it's turning a profit
Real estate leaders, architects & builders urge action by NYC's next Mayor on climate change, resiliency & infrastructure
ICYMI, in NYC's Meatpacking District, (in)famous British artist Banksy protests against cruelty to farm animals
A new Berlin office tower rates a LEED-Gold equivalence with an advanced building envelope
A brief history of the long reign of the car in urban America, with a surprising new twist
Q: What do Americans know about energy? A: Not a lot
These solar-powered LED street lights can be sited anywhere, no electric grid needed
The California energy storage rule for renewable power
Better energy codes make for better, less costly to run commercial buildings
In just four years the New Zealand Alps have lost 15% of their ice
While China continues to beta-test carbon trading schemes, it's also considering a carbon tax
NYC's garbage has to go somewhere, but at what cost?
While there is an enormous to-do list for the next Mayor to tackle, here are Bloomberg legacies that should be 'no-brainers' to retain, foster and sustain
New York City gets its third water tunnel, 43 years in the making
The story of Boston's climate action plan 'In a nation that has become accustomed to political polarization, gridlock, and government dysfunction, the story of Boston’s efforts to activate a wide-ranging and powerful network to work toward a common goal deserves a wide audience'
Elon Musk is part of an insurgency that is making today's utility industry go the way of the rotary phone
California to require utilities to deploy energy storage equipment as part of its renewable energy program
Peter Iwanowicz is named Executive Director of Environmental Advocates, New York's green watchdog group
There are some surprises on this US map of cities and states with building energy use disclosure laws
A comment on China's new mandatory environmental review guidelines for evaluating green project financing
The German Green Party bows out of coalition talks with the Christian Democrats
Mexico will develop a products & services eco-labeling system to promote efficiency and sustainable production
Visual artists, architects & performers tackle climate change as part of Marfa Dialogues/New York in two-months series of public events
Since a self-contained microgrid kept the lights & heat on at NYU when Con Ed was wiped out by Sandy, what's the takeaway?
Still waiting for FEMA to rethink the federal flood insurance program, in the wake of rising seas & storm damage
Governor Christie's plan to use ratepayer subsidies to lure developers of new natural-gas fired power plants to NJ is upended by a federal court decision
Dive into the fast-evolving science of sea level rise to see what's coming
Will rising renewable energy prices become a political hot potato for PM Merkel?
Why did Germany block EU auto efficiency standards?
Sustainable neighborhoods are the building blocks of sustainable cities & metro areas
The number of US patents for renewable energy inventions has been soaring since 2000
Urban open-space activists use an on-line tool to find small sites ideal for multiple green uses
The roll-out of Ontario's post-coal energy plan founders , with renewable power demand far exceeding the utility's ability to supply it
California's vigorous funding for renewable energy raises questions about project impacts & benefits
Team Austria wins DOE's competition to design, build & operate the most cost-effective, energy-efficient solar-powered house
Check out this interactive about the fuel efficiency of airlines based on the selected domestic routes
A Norwegian and a German wind power firm merge and competitors fret
A radiation map based on satellite data of global regions with the greatest solar power potential
Vote here for the city project demonstrating the most climate action leadership potential
Robust natural systems are crucial for protecting coastal cities from storms and sea-surges
2013 could become the second year in a row for falling investment in clean energy
Climate change is blamed for Himmalayan floods that killed 6,000 & washed away a tourist economy
What would be the infrastructure priorities of a de Blasio or a Lhota administration?
US firms like Nike and Microsoft, with a total worth of $450 billion, have their own internal policies and agendas for tackling climate change want US climate action
Renewable energy poses an 'existential threat' to European utilities stuck on conventional fuel & business models
Low global coal prices boost plans for new power plants
Lease approval for a 2 GW Virginia offshore wind project is put on hold by the federal government shutdown
While 2047 might or might not be the benchmark year for a heating planet, the upper range of predicted impacts should be a call to action today
The French constitutional court upholds a law banning hydrofracking
The organizations that sets international buildings code standards adopts RE-188, guidelines to make it easier for home builders to go energy efficient
Google leads the energy-slurping Internet pack for investing in renewable power supplies
If today's energy supply system is both victim & villain of climate change impacts, what is to be done?
A new agreement allows export of US nuclear power technology to Viet Nam
In a wide-ranging interview of Independent mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrion, Gotham Gazette probes his views on NYC's climate risks & resiliency plans
What a difference a few words make in the new IPCC report
Norway's incoming Conservative government may redirect a portion of its $720 B sovereign wealth fund to direct investments in infrastructure for the production & distribution of renewable energy
Ten ideas for revving-up green finance mechanisms to advance climate solutions in the economy
Korea's developing carbon market could set the world's highest prices for emissions permits
Interact with this infographic of every state's energy use profile & get ideas for doing better
Brad Pitt's Build It Right funds the design & construction of a storm-resilient Rockaway bungalow
87% of San Franciscans believe in climate change and 77% are at least somewhat worried about it
Tish James, candidate for Public Advocate, has a record of accomplishment on expanding NYC's recycling law
What can solve the deep divide among ruling UK Conservatives over energy policy?
With rock-bottom prices for carbon emissions permits, the UN climate adaptation fund for developing nations gets squeezed
According to an OECD 15 nation study, carbon emissions trading prices are 16 times cheaper than government subsidies to renewable power suppliers
In what could be a legal first, a pedestrian knocked down by a Citi Bike pedaler sues for $1 million
Follow the political skirmish over projected costs of cutting electric utility carbon emissions in the UK
Pittsburgh's biggest energy users gain when cutting demand on hot summer days, coal loses
Tensions rise in California between utilities & their customers over net metering of roof-top solar power installations with battery storage
Will local opponents of rooftop solar power slow down future growth in the UK?
Con Ed wants New Yorkers to pay more for their gas and electric but state regulators don't
How can the legal terms setting up a corporation help Cleveland, OH meet its goal of cutting GHGs 80% by 2050?
What explains the rise of the rising temperature 'pause' myth?
Imagine a metro power supply that's regional, distributed & resilient
New research in Austin, TX will shine a light on energy use and efficiency opportunities for low-income households
Beijing will shut all its coal-fired power plants by the end of 2014
A Canadian solar panel maker to offer up to $40,000 for home installation of rooftop PVs in the US
What are US cities & states doing to plan for climate change adaptation/resilience?
With a boom in off-grid solar power for homes in Bangladesh and large arrays for solar grid power in India, a new energy era dawns
Stockholm's multi-modal transit system is designed to make easy connections
The environmental impacts of relentless growth are felt in China along with awareness that the nation must take action
The imminent ribbon-cutting for the #7 subway west side extension mobilizers developers' interest
The MTA, responsible for planning & operating the nation's biggest mass transit system, lays out 20 years of project & budget projections
A must-read review of Bill McKibben's new book Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist
According to Citi Research, the cost is too damn high
The new Volkswagen x|1 is designed to get 200 MPG, but it might not be sold in the US
The electric utility for Queensland, Australia predicts renewable energy with battery storage will become cheaper than power plants & grids
Silicon-free, thin-fim solar panels installed in Gujarat, India, reach new efficiency heights
A study of 6 utility energy efficiency programs in Wisconsin tracked the uptake in work for 46 midwest manufacturers
Don't have a car? This Queens drive-in movie theater is for you!
The New York League of Conservation Voters campaigns for Mayoral candidates to reveal their plans for making the city storm & climate resilient
How can cities act as potent levers to move climate action forward?
Iceland begins to use its geothermal assets to produce and export renewable energy resources
Norway plans to bolster the carbon emissions markets by purchasing excess clean development permits
Full speed ahead for climate-friendly California energy policies
Will the UK governing coalitionweaken it's "climate budget"?
When it comes to climate chaos, black elephants are "major events which are treated in politics or business as extremely unlikely, or even impossible… but are known to many to be entirely possible, maybe even likely"
With Walmart selling low-price LEDs & IKEA offering rooftop solar panel kits, renewable energy is going mass market
How cities can convert street parking into bite-sized urban oases
A Supreme Court list of cases accepted for the new session cited none of the industry challenges to Obama''s authority to regulate carbon emissions
Energy efficiency controls are today's most popular automated home gadgets
Ancient Roman concrete was more climate-friendly than the stuff used now
With the growing popularity of building energy benchmarking laws comes insight and awareness of data and action challenges ahead
Government & private efforts to Sandy-proof NYC must not stop on December 31
A case study of how a UK printing firm made itself energy efficient
A major electric utility plans to buy solar and wind power because it's price-competitive with natural gas
What is the value of a national infrastructure bank?
While commercial waste haulers could recycle 90% of what's collected, they only hit 40% now
Energy efficiency service providers, ESCOs, are doing well by doing good
Global chip maker Intel, expands into the smart grid market with energy-saving micro-processors
Government funded solar projects that will change the energy supply for the US military
Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson & Tom Steyer join forces to persuade investors, policy makers to make the business case for climate action
NY architects & planners report on new ideas for building a better New York using lessons learned from Sandy
Using IPCC data, watch this video of 21st Century climate changing
The shut down of a major Metro North rail line reveals the fragility of an aged electric system & lack of reliable backup