Conservation & Green Economy
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.
The Norfolk school will be the first participant in the Dominion Virginia Power's Solar
Partnership Program, the company said.
Modern electronics carry a rogue's list of potentially hazardous
materials, including lead, mercury, cadmium, beryllium, chromium and
brominated flame retardants.
For the sixth year in a row, Washington has been named the nation's most
bicycle-friendly state on the
yearly list that is closely followed by the
The Florida House rejected attempts to repeal
a state law that allows utility companies to charge customers for
nuclear power plant development in advance of construction.
Nevadans from across the political spectrum are backing NV Energy's plan to get out of the coal business, but state regulators want lawmakers to pay attention to costs, efficiency.
A Texas A&M University physicist is working on two of the country's most pressing energy challenges -- what to do about dwindling resources, and what to do with radiotoxic waste from nuclear power plants.
The European Union is set to ban three insecticides believed to be harmful to bees, after 15 member
states on Monday gave their blessing to the measure.
Texas A&M University-Kingsville reps
suggested new ideas last week for how to construct a live green roof above
Amigos Del Valle, an effort that has been ongoing despite numerous roadblocks.
Three businesses in Lima, Ohio, have picked up Energy Efficiency Champion Awards from AEP Ohio.
Maui officials said they have selected a California
company to develop a facility to divert garbage from the island's main
landfill and convert it into fuel that can be used to generate electricity.
New Mexico's drought is increasingly looking like the
infamous "Drought of the '50s," federal meteorologists said at a meeting
of the Drought Monitoring Working Group.
Republicans revived a partisan fight over government investments in clean-energy technology, lashing out against the Obama administration for approving Department of Energy loans for electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive.