An End To Range Anxiety
New research finds electric cars can go the distance
New research finds electric cars can go the distance
Remember what Mae West said about goodness when naming the climate action that will make a difference
Get acquainted with Chongqing, China the mega-city you never heard of
There is at least $1.4 trillion in property within 660 feet of the U.S. coast
A hypothesis about why the northeast winter of 2014-2015 winter was crazy cold, while the rest of the planet set heat records
Candlelight's romantic but it doesn't compete for energy efficiency with LEDs -do the math
...will create many more new jobs in renewable, clean energy & energy efficiency industries than those lost in the traditional coal mining & coal-intensive industries
Leaving Mandalay, Myanmar for Chongqing, China, keep up with the round the world trip of a 100% solar-powered plane
Energy industry expert views on what it will take to reach 70% renewable electric power by 2050
When it comes to investment strategies that are guided by sustainability metrics "Saints beat sinners again for best stock picks"
The head of the Episcopal Church decries people who deny climate change based on "political interests" or "willful blindness".
New York will build the world's most up to date smart energy lab, AGILe, where public agencies & private companies can test out new electricity transmission & distribution technologies
New York Congressmember Jerrold Nadler makes the increased funding case for Amtrak's heavily-traveled northeast corridor
The pen is not as mighty as politics when it comes to prevailing on climate action
NYC leads the list, but there are nine more great cities for mass transit, biking & walking
Tea Party leader Debby Dooley is a big supporter of distributed energy who works with the Sierra Club on a Florida rooftop PV ballot initiative
Realizing China's potential to become a big green bond market, third-party regulators to supervise green bond issuers & buyers, and to verify the proceeds actually go to environmental project will be needed
The IEA predicts by 2040, the world’s energy supply mix divides into four almost-equal parts: oil, gas, coal
and low-carbon sources.
Good news about the growth of solar power in NY
Washington DC is the #1 Energy-Star city in the US
Reversing the norm of energy-slurping data centers, Sweden is building the world's first carbon-negative facility
A drop of 8.4% for UK GHG emissions in 2014 is reported, with the biggest decline from less coal-burning at power plants
What if a 'civic energy sector' ran tomorrow's electric system based on distributed, low carbon energy?
Want to do well by doing good? Here's how
Based on surveys of European residents, those concerned with protecting the environment show distinct psychological traits
California's green energy boom has a problem, lack of storage capacity for all that electricity
Meet Bob Inglis a conservative ex-House member & strong supporter of a carbon tax to combat climate change
Most big polluting nations will miss a March 31 deadline for submitting plans to the UN for cutting carbon emissions
The royalty for mining coal on government lands hasn't changed since 1976, now's the time to charge coal's real cost
What's the right way to describe China's power supply system?
The realities of carbon capture technology show how tough is is for fossil-fueled power plants to get green
The corporate green bond market is expected to hit $30 billion this year
Beijing will shut its last big coal-burning power plants in 2016
Manhattan Institute's Nicole Gelinas defines functional mass transit as a NYC necessity & calls congesting pricing a necessary way to fund it
“All I seem to have these days is this keyboard to crank out more condemnations and calls to action, knowing full well, as I do it, that I don’t know what else to do. I am compelled to make media, compelled to do what I can, thinking modestly that perhaps somewhere, in hearts I don’t know, words or images can still stir souls to rise.” Danny Schechter 1942-2015
Brooklyn's pot-growing, maraschino cherry factory received $2 million in energy efficiency & Sandy relief funds
Climate scientists & advocacy groups urge America's premier science museums to unseat David Koch from their Boards of Directors
Highlighting programs that help alleviate energy energy poverty in Austin, TX
Some Brooklyn residents are unhappy with their new LED street lights
Scientists fear melting Arctic ice could alter the Gulf Stream, with potentially dire consequences for all
China will buy all the renewable power domestically generated
Transparent solar power cells could make everything from skyscrapers to iPhones electric generators
What lessons are being learned at this teachable moment?
A university-industry partnership wants Chicago as a testbed for new urban infrastructure
If resiliency is the solution to NYC climate change risks, just what does it mean?
More mussels in New York Harbor might be the city's best protection against ravages of the next Sandy
What explains coal companies' public climate-denialist statements and their federal SEC filings which acknowledge climate science?
A $38 million cut to Maine's energy efficiency programs blamed on faulty legislative drafting
Harvard law professors debate the constitutionality of Obama's plan to cut power plant carbon emissions (Hint: EPA’s power plant rule sets carbon intensity targets for each state, which they can achieve using whatever measures they prefer, including by substituting natural gas for coal, using more renewable energy, and investing in energy efficiency)
EU carbon emissions permits rise 8.8% while coal price drops to a 7-year low
Making the case for making Oakland CA a world-class biking city
Track the US universities, cities, religious institutions, & foundations selling off their fossil fuel investments
Get acquainted with Transition Neighborhoods and make your neighborhood more sustainable & resilient
New French buildings in commercial areas must have roofs partly covered with plants or PVs
Take a virtual tour of Hunter's Point before it's retamed or go visit this weekend!
Since January 1, Costa Rica has gotten its electricity from 100% renewable hydro & geothermal power
The emerging landscape for New York's electric power system has big climate implications to be spelled out in the REV Track 2 document
NYC climate activists have high hopes for NYC Council climate activism
With 600,00 new jobs and $108 billion saved by reducing health & economic damage caused by dirty air, wind power could do a lot for the US by 2050
Will energy efficiency projects make the most of today's investment opportunities?
Except for the northeastern US the first two months of this year are the warmest on 1981-2015 global record
World famous businessman Warren Buffet gives mixed signals on climate change
Is there a credible alternative to The Guardian fossil fuel disinvestment campaign?
States lacking climate hazard mitigation plans will not qualify for FEMA disaster preparedness funds
GOP House Transportation & Infrastructure Chairman says gas tax hike is DOA
How to cut the cost offshore wind power costs and make it a renewable energy contender in NY
Are yieldco's a boon or a bane for renewable energy investments?
See the first draft of a greenway for downtown Brooklyn
Electric utilities (dinosaurs) seek regulatory protection against upstart renenwable energy providers (mammals), get evolved and click here
A publicly owned South African pension fund puts $1.8 billion into utiity-scale solar power plants
Quebec & California hold their first joint carbon emissions permits auction
Open elevator shaft vents waste heat & money in NYC apartment buildings
WNYC's Brian Lehrer leads conversation with Gene Russianoff about why NYC subway rush hour service has been so bad this winter.
Explore this interactive on-line tool to compare building energy/water disclosure data in diverse jurisdictions
President Obama is confident that Republicans will take action on climate change because voters will insist on it
Today, solar power is cheaper in 30 countries than power bought from the grid
Is NYC becoming best in class for distributed power & energy storage at the grid edge?
How Arctic warming could be altering the jet stream & boosting weird weather
Do we know how to grow the economy while making steep cuts in carbon emissions?
State governments reject a federal corporate tax break proposal to encourage the purchase of EVs
Dow Chemical contracts for 200 MW of wind power every year for a corporate facility in Texas
How utility scale solar installations can power cities
In the fast-paced adoption of renewable energy and efficiency measures, Al Gore sees signs for climate hope
Everything you want to know about Distributed System Platform Providers (DSPPs) and how it differs from today's utility model. Watch full event video.
Another chapter in the fierce debate over the primacy of regulation v technology advances for making impactful cuts in our energy intensity
SolarCity, critic of old-style utilities, enters the business as a stand-alone microgrid energy provider
A locally planned wind farm project near Ithaca, NY would be the first of its kind in the state
Will necessity be the mother of invention for adapting to coastal flooding in Florida
Wrap your brain around Track 1 of the NY REV with its vision of reinventing the electric power system
Standardization is the key to investor confidence in green building projects
Sweden, Bulgaria, Estonia, & Lithuania meet or beat their EU renewable power goals ahead of schedule
What are the best ingredients for producing successful urban parklets?
By a non-binding vote the London Assembly tells the Mayor to divest pension assets from fossil fuel firms
A who's who list of think tankers, academics & consultants that sought to derail climate documentary Merchants of Doubt
Deliberate delays in releasing New Delhi air pollution data raises concerns
Is there a plausible path to 100% renewable energy now?
You can't 'believe' in climate change, it's scientific fact, not religion
A bill to foster energy efficient buildings is being re-introduced in the Senate, after several tries since 2011
Hanging on to carbon assets is a bad business proposition for long-term investors
What would it take for solar energy to overtake natural gas as the biggest electric power fuel in the US?
Environmental ratings of NYC Council members, from 100 down to 42
In a lead up to the UN Paris climate negotiations, the US targets a 26-28% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and how it will get there
Governor Brown has has plan for how California could get 50% of its power from renewables by 2030
Hawaii could get 100% of its power from renewables by 2040, if promising legislation becomes law
Interested in locally-sourced renewable energy? check out heat pumps
Passing pollution control laws is just one step in China's need to remake its model of economic growth
How Germany could overtake the UK as the dominant offshore wind power producer
In 2014, new wind & solar power capacity outstripped new fossil-fueled power plants, but remain a tiny par of the total energy picture
Students from Bushwick give NYC streets a grade of "Incomplete" for cleanliness
If elected, the UK Labor Party pledges the Green Investment Bank will oversee new “green bonds”, which could yield higher rates of return than many traditional methods of saving.
Warmer tropical oceans identified as the culprit in cold/wet east coast winters & warm/dry west coast winters, but author stipulates he's not "address[ing] the question of whether the probability or intensity of this pattern might be influenced by global warming."
Will New York's Reforming The Energy Vision (REV) policy hinder energy efficiency efforts?
Climate & energy diplomacy will be central to the EU's relationship with China in 2015
Employees of Florida's Department of Environmental Protection are ordered not to use the term 'climate change' or "global warming'
The historic coincidence of an economic oligarchy & a climate crisis blocks channels of change says Naomi Klein
What happens when wind power become a bargain
It's time for Mayor de Blasio to build on the momentum of NYC's sustainability plan
The latest on the contestfor ideas that work in Cambridge, MA
How to get better deals on solar panels and installations
What is socket parity and why is this good news for solar power?
It takes a lot of work to light Seattle & NYC offices only using natural light
Get a taste of the methodological controversy stirred up by a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that inks the Syrian war to climate-change stressors
China tackles its coal problem with targeted zero-growth in coal burning and shaving its overall energy intensity
A Colorado Senate effort to repeal the state's renewable energy requirements is shot down in the House
How NYC could achieve the goals of congestion pricing without having to get Albany's ok
Northern Ireland's first community-owned solar project is seeking investors
The ClearPath Foundation could lead the way for moderates & conservatives who want to take action on climate change
Why the UN calls Hoboken, NJ a model for urban flood resiliency
Green technology will be as key as international agreements for tackling climate change says top UK negotiator
Senate Majority Leader McConnell urges states to not write rules to comply with the EPA's plan for curbing power plant carbon emissions
Look under the hood of Tesla's EV & Toyota's fuel cell open patent pledges
"It took less than an hour to make the atoms, a few hundred million years to make the stars and planets, but five billion years to make man!" George Gamow, physicist and cosmologist (4 Mar 1904-1968)
Germany rolls out an EV-sharing plan at key urban transit hubs
Japanese utilities try to halt an emerging solar power boom
How can small-scale office renters get into the green lease arena where everyone's a winner?
With San Francisco & Seattle composters in the lead, other cities can catch up on kitchen efficiency
What can save the US offshore wind industry?
Learning from the greening of Washington D.C.'s construction code
In the latest fight over the future of rooftop PV, Hawaii's regulator orders the electric company to OK more applications
From movable buildings to solar canopies, the redesigned Google HQ in California will be something else
Oslo's pension fund to sell off $7 million in coal company investments
Scientists raise concerns that China's efforts to cut urban air pollution could worsen carbon emissions & cite need for pricing them
Insurance companies with fossil fuel investments face huge risks from action on climate change
Why don't utility customers love time-of-day pricing?
Institutional investors should put money in green bonds, but give fossil asset disinvesting a miss
Indian PM Modi proposes to double taxes on coal production & advance renewable energy
If ending our fossil fuel addiction will be hard, what does that imply for taxing carbon?
Climate scientist Michael Mann explains what's wrong with denialists' claims that the world isn't heating up
Was January's obituary for the off-shore Cape Wind project premature?
Plans for the world's first carbon negative data are underway in Sweden
Design finalists in the Boston resiliency design competition
The upcoming UN climate talks get their first GHG-cutting commitment, Switzerland
To neutralize biases that skew our thinking, motivated reasoning -- trust the scientific community as a whole but not necessarily any individual scientist -- is a good guide
Expect microgrids to play a big role in New York's future power supply system