Rail Projects Derailed By NIMBY
Imitation or contagion? Rail expansion projects are being slowed or stopped by local opposition
Imitation or contagion? Rail expansion projects are being slowed or stopped by local opposition
An update on NY efforts to put a price on carbon in its wholesale electric power markets
Area residents work on a proposal for East NY transit hub that won't be an engine of displacement + will be a path to good jobs
NY Attorney General Schneiderman threatens to sue the EPA if it abolishes a keystone climate rule, the Clean Power Plan
Read the 2017 Green Infrastructure Report, see NYC in a whole new light
NY repurposes the old Tappan Zee Bridge, turning chunks if it into underwater reefs
The US east coast is becoming a flooding hot spot, but why are as sea levels rising faster there?
Hitting 85%, public support for renewable energy in the UK strikes a record high per new poll
Speaker Corey Johnson announces a City Council vote for bills advancing NYC wind power + requiring City-owned buildings be 100% green energy-powered by 2050
What's the #1 climate solution proposed in Drawdown?, a very specific list of 100 effective actions for tackling climate change
See 15 years of Arctic ice melt in a 6 minute video
Trump's Labor Department takes a swipe at socially responsible investment strategies for retirement accounts
Founded in 2014 by the UK, U.S. and Germany in partnership with major development finance institutions, key private sector actors + several climate finance donor governments, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance is worth knowing about
April heat sets records in South Australia, averaging 38.8 degrees Celsius (that's 101.84 degrees Fahrenheit)
The US companies taking concrete climate actions see climate disruption risks to their supply chains or their reputations
Every five weeks, Chinese cities add 9,500 electric buses to their fleets + this has gotten the attention of the oil industry
Sea rise and extreme climate making urban planners regional planners; they confront civic leaders to see beyond city boundaries. Regional plans, zoning, and transportation should prioritize sustainable development at least 30 feet above sea level. https://t.co/npM25LaL0j pic.twitter.com/DOqLL5xO2F— John Addison (@soaringcities) April 23, 2018
Believe it or not, the UK's Conservative government promises bold carbon emissions cuts as coal use plummets, but will that be enough?
History making,Love Canal lawyer, Eugene Leff, dies at 73
A federal appeals court rules against a delay in raising car fuel efficiency fines by the Trump Administration
As Belgium exits nuclear power, it plans to double its offshore wind power leasing area
Did you know the first image of wind power is on an Egyptian clay vase dating to 3500 BCE?
Demystifying the Administration claim that electric grid resilience will be improved by giving rate favors to coal + nuke power plants
NY to boost its energy efficiency goals, "New Strategies Will Increase Annual Electricity Savings to over 3% by 2025" according to his press release
Global competition + positioning morph in the wake of Trump's solar panel tariffs
Constantine Constantinides, chair of the NYC Environmental Protection Committee, has a to-do + a maybe-to-do list
Climate science activist Michael Mann explains climate deniers' strategy for attacking people like him, 20 years after publication of the Hockey Stick graph
Pollution carpeting the edges of Greenland ice sheets raises risks of catastrophic melting
European temperatures soar + solar power surges
New Mexico leads the nation as the fastest growing wind energy building state
Does the 2% drop in US GHG emissions in 2016 give the Trump Administration bragging rights?
For some, climate change is a chance to convert risk into profitable business ventures
Turbines the size of two football fields + shaped like palm fronds could be the next big thing in offshore wind power
We are excited to announce the release of our NYC Climate Justice Agenda 2018! We demand the City & State take action on extreme heat, air quality, green infrastructure, & energy to ensure a #JustTransition! #climatejusticeagenda @NYCMayor @NYGovCuomo https://t.co/m1EbhhnM2P pic.twitter.com/yhP6ZoynWC— NYC-EJA (@NYCEJAlliance) April 18, 2018
Europe-based oil companies start investing in renewable energy assets, just hedging or real change?
Wang Chuanfu, Chairman of BYD, is transforming China's energy landscape + beyond
Why won't Governor Cuomo allow NYC to attack its plastic bag problem?
By turning back the clock on clean energy technology Trump is dimming America's future
Where political headlines meet climate + energy policies
RGGI, a 9 northeast states agreement to cap carbon emissions, has created local jobs + revenue, but has it cut emissions?
$789 million is what the City Council requests to accelerate NYC's solar power installations + meet its 100 MW goal
“Developing countries were prominent in clean energy investment in Q1 of 2018, with China once again accounting for more than 40% of the world total and eye-catching projects reaching financial close in Morocco, Vietnam, Indonesia and Mexico.” https://t.co/yWOuNGmNsq— BloombergNEF (@BloombergNEF) April 16, 2018
The Long Island scallop industry is in federal court seeking to overturn NY's offshore wind power plans + siting
Governor Cuomo can make access to equitable energy efficiency a reachable goal for all New Yorkers
That's right, Los Angeles endorses an environmental group's plan for becoming a national transportation leader
A group of Los Angeles homeowners sue the city over its PACE program, which helps pay for solar panels + other energy-efficient home improvements
Peruse this recommended climate fiction list
Thousands of NYCHA apartments exempted from inspection in the '90's will be re-inspected after new tests revealed high levels of lead in some, Mayor De Blasio promises
In March 2018, Portugal generated more electricity than it consumed from renewable sources
Mike Bloomberg campaigns to eradicate global coal mining + calls the Trump administration's climate stance "meshuggener"
A new Chinese roadway will be able to recharge EV's on the move + have so much AI that autonomous vehicles will be right at home
More private equity firms are working to prove a thesis that you can do well by doing good
To be a leader on energy efficiency, NY needs its own appliance efficiency standard, which will also save utility consumers money, + increase grid reliability
What are the keys to advancing Passive House construction toward the goal of a new urban normal?
Circulation of enormous Atlantic Ocean currents is the slowest in a 1,000 years + that could alter life on Earth as we know it
If the US electric power supply is seriously cutting its carbon output, then what's become the biggest source of climate-disrupting emissions?
If Mike Pompeo is confirmed as Secretary of State, expect US climate diplomacy to disappear
The SEC gives Exxon a pass, but not Chevron, regarding shareholder demands for corporate disclosure about climate risks
Prospects dim for the Brooklyn Queens Connector
Are decongestion opportunities at hand if NYC can bring more than today's 2% of goods into town by rail?
Massachusetts has lots to teachthe other 18 coastal facing states about developing wind power
Hot water flowing under Glasgow may be tapped for home heating
Here's a safe energy future prediction, when China changes, everything changes
The finance + insurance industries should conduct forward-looking stress tests regarding climate impact risks say European central bank chiefs
Congestion Pricing Plan for Manhattan Ran Into Politics. Politics Won.
We need new words to talk about the impacts of climate disruption, "drought" for example
Without federal fuel economy standards for cars households would be paying $2,000 more a year for gas
Interested in signing up for renewable electric power? Here are some consumer tips
There are signs that the super energy intensive data center sector is starting to get greener + more energy efficient
Climate science gets shellacked by the GOP, will courts or elections change that?
Shell Oil's own analysis of fossil fuels + climate risks goes back decades +predates its efforts to block climate action policies
By 2025, Illinois will purchase 25% of its electricity from renewable energy producers , including 666 MW's from community + distributed solar sources
Tolling car traffic to cut GHG emissions + unclog streets is a goal of Seattle's mayor
Here' a museum that spotlights an environmental fundamental + the infrastructure a city requires
Spectacular falls in the cost of #wind, #solar and #battery technology mean that clean energy is increasingly pushing #coal and #gas out of the world’s electricity generation mix in a “chilling” development for the future of #fossilfuel power generation https://t.co/ZHlKoBrR3K— Will Yeates (@WYeates) April 4, 2018
MTA L train replacement plans get slapped with a law suit by West Village residents
Why do car makers support fuel efficiency rollbacks? Could it be political opportunism?
Recent EPA hires that skirt personnel SOP's are raising ethics eyebrows
Commercial property mortgage lenders + borrowers learning to embrace energy efficiency
Relying on a mix of wind + wave energy, Scotlands produces 68.1% of it electricity from renewable sources
A strategic plan for upping flood resilience in Houston, with useful ideas for many coastal cities
If proposed roll-backs of US vehicle fuel efficiency standards go into effect, will they slow down US technological advances? be copycatted in other jurisdictions? lead to years long domestic litigation?
10% of Antarctic coastal glaciers are shrinking, just 1.9% are growing
Wondering what to make of Shell Oil's 2070 climate action target?
Ancient Egypt failed to find ways to respond resiliently to climate-linked drought, any useful lessons for us?
Chinese investment in a tariff-free PV plant in Florida makes headlines
With public worries about energy affordability + access at new lows, a Gallup poll finds rising support for environmentally aware energy development
Remember the Big U flood control proposal post-Superstorm Sandy? here's an update
What NY could achieve if Gov. Cuomo makes a bold commitment to energy efficiency on Earth Day 2018