Conservation & Green Economy
California's cap-and-trade carbon market
probably won't be operating on its own anymore come next January.
The Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved Florida Power & Light's contracts with U.S. EcoGen to
purchase renewable power.
Water pollution in the Gulf of Mexico doesn't come from oil rigs but
from farms a thousand miles away in the Midwest, scientists say.
Grocery chain Kroger Co. said it would install more than 200 electric vehicle
charging stations at stores in California and Arizona.
California Independent System Operator, which
operates the state's wholesale electricity transmission grid, said wind power
turbines on the grid set a new record of 4,196 megawatts on Sunday.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Xcel Energy for its 2011 decision
to cancel a $400 million wind farm in North Dakota that could have put two protected bird species at risk.
An award-winning sustainability idea could put Houston at the forefront of U.S. municipal recycling efforts by 2015.
This week, CPS Energy -- the largest municipal utility in the U.S. -- officially announced a new partnership to help deploy a smart grid network.
Saying the government should "lead by example," President Obama has ordered federal agencies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 28% by 2020. The man he put in charge of the effort a year ago is Jonathan Powers, 34, an Iraq War veteran. Powers, who holds the office of Federal Environmental Executive, spoke with USA TODAY at his office across from the White House about what his military experience taught him, telecommuting, shrinking the government vehicle fleet, and solar panels on the White House (edited for space and clarity).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will put forward new rules Friday to cut car pollution, despite oil industry protests, administration officials said.
California's $23 billion plan to restore native fish in the Delta would continue killing some of those fish at the same rate in drought years, according to a new pile of documents released on the project.
Mascoma Corp. has withdrawn plans for an IPO that it
had hoped would raise as much as $100 million to finance its core business of
producing the gasoline additive ethanol from corn or pulpwood.
The farm-to-table movement is growing in the Flathead Valley, but there are challenges both local producers and consumers face in sustaining community-supported agriculture.
Excess carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, the major driving force of global climate change, could someday be a fuel source, a U.S. biotechnologist says.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America has been named the U.S. Environmental Agency's Energy Star Partner of the Year for the ninth consecutive time.