Conservation & Green Economy
Technology isn't new to Elizabethtown farmer Jim Hershey.
During the early May summit in San Jose with U.S. President Barack Obama and the presidents of Central America and the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica focused much of its efforts on bilateral energy initiatives.
A $300,000 grant from the California Energy Commission to
Santa Clara County will be matched with $900,000 in county funds to install a
compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the Fleet Management Facility at
2265 Junction Ave. in San Jose.
The installation will consist of five 2.3 megawatt turbines located on
1,500 acres of government-owned property east of the Pantex plant in Amarillo, Texas.
Late rainfall contributed to what the Obama administration said Monday would
likely be a dicey wildfire season in the western United States this year.
The Supreme Court gave a victory to Monsanto and other
makers of patented seeds Monday, ruling they can prohibit farmers from growing a
second crop from their genetically engineered seeds.
The old saying that "what goes up must come down"
doesn't apply to carbon dioxide pollution in the air, which just hit
an unnerving milestone.
Next year at this time, more than 5 percent of El Paso Electric's power
will come from five large solar plants in New Mexico, CEO Tom Shockley said at the
company's annual shareholders meeting.
the birthplace of maize, is at the center of the global fight
to protect the crop's diversity from genetically
At the 28th World Ports Conference, Los Angeles Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa said the city's port is at the forefront of pushing for
clean energy alternatives and reducing pollution.
A Tucson company is working to make fracking more efficient and cleaner with
technology developed for the aerospace industry.
Donna and Riley Shirey in 2005 decided to build the
greenest, most affordable, healthy, comfortable and quiet home possible on the
shore of Lake Sammamish in Bellevue, Wash.
Legislators are pushing a bill that would remove
provisions allowing energy companies such as NV Energy to meet the standard
through measures other than actual renewable energy production.
Clean-technology investment funds aren't trying to
replace the fossil fuel industry. They're trying to help it by
financing companies that can make mining and drilling less dirty.
A NASA rover was due to begin roaming Greenland next week to help
scientists better understand changes in the massive ice sheet, an
agency spokeswoman said Friday.