Energy

British Columbia has a plan to counter Trump’s tariffs with a blow to American coal

A worthwhile Canadian initiative.<p>British Columbia’s premier, Christy Clark, has an idea for Canada to hit back at President Trump’s new softwood lumber tariffs in a way that microtargets his political base — banning thermal coal exports from her province’s ports.<p>The ports themselves are under …

Clean Energy

Trump Might Not Believe In The Risks Of Climate Change - But Investors Do And They Are Taking Action

The 45th President of the United States might think climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese, but there is a fair chance that the investors who put money into his hotels and casinos think it is rather more serious than that.<p>New research from the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) …

Climate

Bernie Sanders takes aim at Trump on climate ahead of march in DC

‘There is no area where Trump is more wrong than on climate change’ Bill proposes switch to 100% clean, renewable energy by mid-century<p>As protesters prepare for nationwide demonstrations against Donald Trump’s environmental agenda, Bernie Sanders on Thursday backed legislation that would phase out …

Climate

Solar power’s future may be on these Brooklyn rooftops

The Brooklyn Microgrid, a community experiment in energy generation, wants to make locally sourced power a reality<p>During even a brief shopping trip through Brooklyn, the value placed on “local” becomes immediately apparent. Stores overflow with regionally sourced, locally crafted, made-in-Brooklyn …

Renewable Energy

Valuable Lessons From Life Off The Grid

Living off the grid frees people up from many of the preconceived mindsets and habits that define contemporary life. Forget those pricey vacations …

Green Energy

'Huge surge': Solar energy take-up hits new high as gas, electricity prices skyrocket

Fears about rising energy prices have driven consumers and businesses to install solar panels at the fastest rate in at least a decade, lifting total …

Solar Power

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept: An Experiment with an Eye toward the Military Vehicles of Tomorrow

A fuel-cell vehicle for the front lines.<p>If you are anything like us, the first question you have when learning about a hydrogen-powered military vehicle is basically this: “So, what happens when, you know, people shoot at the hydrogen tanks?” Charlie Freese, General Motors’ executive director of …

Trucks

Vietnam's "Forest in the Sky" apartment building is topped with 50,000 trees

This lush residential complex in Hanoi takes green living to the extreme. More than 50,000 trees, shrubs and colorful flowering vines were used to …

Architecture

Congress Asked to Eliminate $270 Million a Year in Solar Subsidies

Conservative groups wrote a letter to Congress Tuesday asking lawmakers on the appropriations committee to eliminate a solar subsidy program worth …

Renewable Energy

Sanders: Trump couldn't be 'more wrong' on climate

“Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSanders: Trump couldn't be 'more wrong' on climate The danger of Spicer’s casual anti-Semitism Trump voter who cast ballot …

Climate

Trump’s environmental agenda at 100 days: lazy and plutocratic

No serious accomplishments or coherent philosophy, just favors for fossil fuels.<p>Donald Trump has been in office long enough now to make his leadership style clear. There’s the chaos and daily mini scandals, the rumors and intrigues, the bewildering fire hose of clickbait, yes. But in terms of …

Climate

Harvard 'pausing' investments in some fossil fuels

University stops short of fully divesting its $36bn endowment from coal, oil and gas but green groups welcome the breakthrough after a five-year campaign<p>Harvard University is “pausing” investments in some fossil fuel interests following a five-year campaign by some students and environment groups …

Clean Energy

Want Electric Airplanes? Try Starting Small and Boring

When the all-electric Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Abu Dhabi last summer after an around-the-world voyage, it trumpeted a future of fossil …

Solar Impulse

Fast-rising U.S. shale oil output puts OPEC cut at risk: Rystad

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Shale oil output in the United States is rising much faster than expected and gaining market share globally, increasing the risk of a "volume war" with OPEC and weaker oil prices, the founder of oil and gas consultancy Rystad Energy said.<p>Rystad Energy expects U.S. shale oil …

Oil

Infoporn: this graphic reveals we're reaching the end of nuclear power

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Nuclear Energy

Laying a road map for states, liberal senators introduce bill to end U.S. fossil fuel use by 2050

Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced legislation Thursday that calls on the U.S. to transition off fossil fuels by 2050, hoping to spur action on the state and local level, even as the Trump administration pushes for expanded coal, oil and …

Clean Energy

Panasonic inaugurates electric vehicle battery factory in China

Panasonic unveiled today its latest battery manufacturing facility and first in China. The ~$400 million plant, which was first announced in 2015, will manufacture battery cells for the growing electric vehicle market in China.<p>The Japanese electronics giant claims that the projected annual capacity …

Alternative Fuel

LA County environmental report card 'a disappointment'

Researchers at UCLA have spent the past year trying to answer this question: how well is LA County doing at saving energy, cleaning up the air and …

Clean Energy

Solar project at landfill hailed as Saskatoon's future

Print<p>Saskatoon residents can catch a glimpse of the city’s sustainable energy future just southwest of Circle Drive near the Montgomery Place …

Green Energy

U.S. mayors launch new sustainable power push for cities

Mayors for 100% Clean Energy asks leaders to commit their cities to 100 percent clean energy<p>A groups of U.S. mayors announced a new drive to encourage sustainable energy yesterday, imploring colleagues across the country to make pledges and push their cities to adopt roadmaps to transition to …

Clean Energy

Homebrew crypto SNAFU on electrical grid sees GE rush patches

General Electric is pushing patches for protection relay bugs that, if exploited, could open up transmission systems to a grid-scale attack.<p>The …

Electrical Grid

New SA energy laws go into effect

Australian Associated Press<p><b>New laws designed to give South Australia more control over its energy network, a key element of the state government's</b> …

Marijuana

Nuclear slowdown: chart plots the countries ditching reactors for renewables

Reactors are hardly being built – can renewables take their place?<p>Click here to explore the graphic in more detail<p>Across the world, governments are …

Clean Energy

China's Day In The Sun And The Future Of The Solar Industry

Support the news<p>China’s out to own the sun. What about the United States? Plus, what we're doing to protect ourselves from cyberattacks on energy …

Clean Energy

Even Gas Stations Are Now Being Powered by Clean Energy

Solar Panels on a Gas Station?<p>There’s a new solar power gig in Dubai in a very unexpected location: a gas station. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) …

Clean Energy

Four Republicans sign letter urging Trump to stay in Paris deal

Four Republicans joined a House letter to President Trump on Wednesday calling on the United States to stay in the Paris climate deal.<p>The letter, …

Climate

This Chinese Nuclear Plant's Success Is Critical to Westinghouse's Future - Bloomberg

The start-up of a nuclear power plant south of Shanghai later this year has a lot riding on it.<p>It’ll be the first to use a new reactor designed by …

China

PM's short-term gas supply solution

THE PRIME MINISTER'S PLAN TO DELIVER CHEAPER GAS:<p>* Introduce the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism.<p>* The government will have the power to …

Oil

French power demand fell during hottest March since 1900

PARIS (Reuters) - March 2017 was the hottest on record in 117 years in France, the RTE French electricity grid operator said on Thursday, adding that the warm weather led to a sharp fall in power consumption by 9.4 percent compared with the same month a year ago.<p>The average temperature was 2 …

Clean Energy

Coal companies see higher profits in Q1

China's listed coal companies made more money in the first quarter aided by rising coal prices, Securities Daily reported Thursday.As of April 26, …

Markets