Climate Action: Plan B
Consider this proposition: national commitments are more effective than international treaties to tackle climate change
Consider this proposition: national commitments are more effective than international treaties to tackle climate change
A meeting between Indian PM Modi & President Obama omits talk of capping carbon emissions
With a January 2025 compliance deadline now's the time for NY property owners to start planning for sub-metering and lighting efficiency legal requirements
The threat of unpredictable volcanoes poses another challenge to Japan's nuclear power policy
With 3,000 jobs promised by SolarCity, renewable energy leads the way on reinventing the long-ailing Buffalo, NY economy
The extreme heat and climate change link has strong scientific backing, but the drought connection is still a work in progress
The authoritative International Energy Agency sees the future of global electric power filled with sunlight
$410 million in federal funds will help develop a first-of-its-kind microgrid to keep NJ Transit & Amtrak running when the next superstorm hits
Governor Cuomo tops off Climate Week with $469 million in added solar power funding & new tax breaks for residents & business-owners who install solar panels
By March 2015, Iran will open its largest solar power plant
What's the significance of growing corporate presence in the climate change movement?
Texas utilities roll out an energy-savings gadget for low-income consumers, but they might not want or use it
IBM unveils a solar power sunflower that is 30 feet high that makes both electricity & hot water
Vote for your favorite crowd-sourced MIT climate-change solution projects
Overcoming opposition DIY solar power users are getting a leg up on utilities & government regulators
The EPA software program for scoring & rating energy performance, Energy Star, is now available for apartment buildings
Protecting urban infrastructure from climate change risks is on the to-do list of the Department of Homeland Security
Iowa's potential for wind power expansion could make it easy to meet EPA carbon-reduction rules
Can the world decarbonize without India on board?
An introduction, or a refresher to NYC condo and co-op residents about the utility of energy benchmarking and auditing
Tomorrow's most sustainable cities will be linked up via transport networks that communicate
In three words , add bikes paths
Tiny combined heat/power technology could challenge batteries as the perfect solar panel partner for for off-grid living
Investors like pension funds, insurers & corporate leaders say global climate action makes sense to them
EPA chief Gina McCarthy spells out the official climate policy
Linking economic growth to burning more coal India will be a growing source of GHG emissions
For better returns invest in solar or wind energy, not oil, to power buildings & vehicles
Climate Week is the perfect time for New Yorkers to advance carbon cutting energy initiatives
The Flood Wall Street demonstration suggests a new era of policing protests in the De Blasio administration
The northeast states carbon market, RGGI is unlikely to join in the California-Quebec market
Sukayna Paciorek identifies the drivers of better building energy performance for New York real estate
UK Prime Minister Cameron tweets that the old coal-burning power plants ought to be phased out & new one must have carbon capture capabilities
Climate change will be solved by cities or not at all
74% of women polled in the UK, want climate action now
Start taking responsibility for climate change by talking about it differently, says UK scholar George Marshall
Germany burned coal for 45% of its power last year, the highest level since 2007 as utility bills rise
Mayor De Blasio spotlights energy efficiency as key to cutting NYC GHG emissions 80% by 2050 at the UN climate summit
The primer on distributed energy resources in NY & how they compare to other states
By cutting the red tape for permitting solar projects in California, there will be less time & money needed
If NY's new model for regulating energy aims at maximizing system efficiency, we'll all need to do our part
Greening Health Care, the book review
Which US cities will be safest from direct climate change assaults?
Fossil fuel companies will keep an eye on the Paris climate talks, much has changed since the last round
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer announces his office will audit the finances and management of the Citi Bike program
Why EPA's proposed carbon emissions rules won't drive 840,000 Americans into poverty
Two solar questions What incentives will Governor Cuomo offer Tesla to build a PV factory in Buffalo? Should he?
What explains the failure of a Chinese-owned solar panel business in Arizona?
Fears that Duke Energy might monopolize North Carolina's emerging renewables sector cloud its future
Humans cannot shift the blame to volcanoes for our changing climate, period
Summer 2014 is the hottest on record and the whole year is trending to set another one
Build It Back is starting to get repair & replacement money to home owners flooded out by Sandy
It won't break the bank to save the planet, here's why
Finland's government coalition splits over support for nuclear power with a Green Party walkout
What's up with NYC's designated route for the People's Climate March channeled to 11th Avenue?
...a Category 3 storm similar to the 1821 monster slammed into NYC today?
ICYMI, we are not doomed to climate chaos & governments that don't govern for the greater good, but not everyone agrees
By 2050, 70% of humanity will live in cities, what should we be doing now?
New England's flat demand for power from the grid points to energy efficiency & distributed power as today's better bets (while power prices soar in the region)
Will the chance to save $1.3 billion by way of energy efficiency gains be lost for mid-Atlantic region utility customers?
Industry & public comments due September 22 on the latest outline of New York's Reforming The Energy Vision (REV) proposal
Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems could be the sweet spot for a centralized/distributed renewable energy future
Government efforts to undo Australia's renewable energy targets meet resistance
Holland announces a $25 billion, 30-year plan to protect itself from rising sea levels
Is a national carbon tax just for idealists?
Learn how the University of California will get 60% of its power from solar sources as part of its Net Zero Carbon campaign
The fate of Earth's climate is largely up to China, so what's happening there?
Starting construction on the NYC subway system was something to celebrate --still is!
What explains the outcome of a one-month bike lanes pilot project in Boise Idaho?
The University of Glasgow will cut its fuel demand 25% by drawing heat from the River Clyde
EDF's fleet of 58 aging nuclear reactors imposes high maintenance costs
Wind power's energy output is 1,164% greater than it input
Expect a big partisan gap on the importance of environmental issues in November's elections
Manhattan Boro President Brewer wants to make sure citizen community boards can make effective use of on-line municipal data
What's happening with renewable energy in Germany, won't stay in Germany
Advice from five real estate pros about what will drive investment in energy efficiency
Let's start with zero for new coal and move on from there
10 top places to be in NYC during Climate Week
Drilling a geothermal well in the posh Grammercy Park neighborhood generates a lot of heat
The leaders of Canada, China & India will not attend the 2014 UN Climate Summit
Oahu to install 1 MW of energy storage batteries to take some pressure off its electric power grid
Expect the world to get 4 o centigrade hotter at current levels of decreasing carbon intensity
A floating solar power plant with recyclable parts begins construction in Kato City, Japan
From now on we will live in a global climate that we changed, so let's consider what that will mean writes Andy Revkin
With its microgrid installation the Brooklyn branch of Whole Foods can keep the power and heat on when the grid goes down
Solar panels face south in most of the US, but not in California
China might cap burning starting 2016, ban import of dirtier-burning coal & regulate fine particulate matter, SO2 & NOX emissions
Is it politics that makes English Tories & Us GOP'ers climate change deniers?
Mock 2050 weather forecasts can help mobilize climate action now
Organizers predict a mega turn-out for the NYC People's Climate March on September 21
Natural gas could be an 'exit ramp' to a zero-carbon future says national environmental organization
15 Republican Governors call Obama's climate action plan illegal
..is like a factory without a warehouse, it's time to build smarter
Director of Media Strategy to highlight the impacts of climate change and clean energy solutions
This NRP story on New York's Reforming the Energy Vision sounds a lot like our "There'll Be Some Changes Made" conference
If investing in energy efficiency is so great, why is it so undervalued?
"Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes, you must do what is required." – Winston Churchill
Energy efficiency could be Europe's path to cutting dependency on Russian natural gas imports by a third
Over 100,00 electric and hybrid cars are on California road now
The University of California makes the biggest solar power purchase of any higher education institution in the US
The President's domestic carbon control plan could add momentum for an international climate agreement and boost demands for renewable power
Reality check: climate change could wipe out 50% of North American birds, not solar panels or wind turbines
In 2013, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide took its biggest jump in 30 years
NYC traffic flows faster on streets with dedicated bike lanes, honest!
What corruption & political dysfunction look like in one of the most flood prone cities on Earth [NYRB $ub]
Renewable energy investment in Scotland could take a $23 billion hit with a vote for independence, say some
A fading 9/11 memorial in the Union Square subway station
A new law is being drafted to make South Carolina solar power-friendly
Seven top emerging economies shed 1.7% of their carbon intensity in 2013, outperforming countries like Germany, Japan & the US
The New York Times re-establishes a full-time climate science beat with editor Adam Bryant
To boost public trust in nuclear power Japan may seek closure of its oldest reactors
High levels of bond debt pose default threats for Chinese clean energy firms
Hillary Clinton embraces a nexus of economic growth and clean/efficient energy policy
The latest RGGI auction price for emitting a ton of CO2 is $4.88
Will customers' demands custom tailor the utility business model?
The New York Times does a demolition piece on Mayor Bloomberg's Build It Back Sandy recovery program
Reverse vending machines take recyclable containers and print out mass transit passes in Beijing
Best header ever for an essay on the precautionary principle
A 110 MW Texas wind power farm built & operated by Duke Energy will open in 2015
After killing off its carbon tax Australian power plant carbon emissions hit an eight-year high
What if the electric power grid underwent an Uber-like revolution?
Learn about the world's biggest emerging market for trading carbon emissions permits
Since battling climate change is a defining 21 century challenge, how much should nations spend to create cheap renewable energy supplies?
While Michigan is a hotbed of solar tech innovation state markets for solar power languish
Beware of climate change deniers who misuse the concept of scientific certainty to create uncertainty
More extreme rain events are a NY reality and both climate action & incorporating resiliency design into our built environments are needed now
Air pollution from urban traffic congestion elevates serious health risks; this research links traffic flow data with specific pollutants
For the first time in 30 years Paris drills for new geothermal wells for local heating
Classifying solar as a default power source because it's cost competitive with natural gas will give it a big boost in Austin TX
Australia's Great Barrier Reef wins a reprieve from a massive dumping scheme linked to building a coal-export faciilty
After completing repairs Sandy-caused damage G train service is restored
When it comes to corporate sustainability actions sipping is not enough
Lack of water resources likely to limit China's ability to frack for its natural gas reserves
Small and medium-sized enterprises, both landlords and tenants, can tap into a $50 million fund for energy efficiency enhancements