Conservation & Green Economy
A top Volkswagen official said the automaker's Chattanooga
plant will serve as the blueprint for new factories worldwide and has become a
benchmark for environmental efficiency.
The number of coal jobs in Kentucky continued falling in the
second quarter, hitting the lowest level since the state began
tracking that figure, according to a new state report.
California lakes are warming, sea levels are rising, wildfires are
spreading, and plants and animals are migrating to higher ground as climate changes take hold throughout the state, a new report says.
company has been licensed to sell U.S. natural gas overseas, renewing fears that
widespread exports could mean price speaks at home.
Attorneys fighting California's high-speed train
project in the San Joaquin Valley offered a look at the legal
intricacies of the system Tuesday.
A consumer group Tuesday sued the state of California over allegations that it is
allowing Boeing to demolish radiation-contaminated structures and dispose of the debris at sites not licensed to
receive radioactive waste.
The Obama administration on Tuesday told refiners to blend 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels into the nation's gasoline supply this year, while paring a specialized ethanol requirement that the oil industry had criticized as too ambitious.
Americans are installing more wind turbines near homes, farms and
businesses to generate their own electricity, a Department of Energy lab is
A Connecticut town hopes to create hundreds of jobs if a bid for a $100 million renewable
energy project is approved by the by state Department of Energy and
Shellfish harvesters in California have filed suit saying the state's "otter-free" zone wasn't properly terminated.
If the Obama administration is indeed waging a "war on coal," as its
critics contend, then Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is trying to bridge the opposing camps.
Researchers at Michigan State have successfully engineered a plant that stores oil in its leaves as well as its seeds, which could be a boon for biofuel production.
The House threw a wrench in President Obama's
climate change initiative by voting to limit the government's ability
to enact environmental regulations.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority
on Thursday approved a policy aimed at keeping construction costs in check amid fears of cost overruns.
A version of Ford Motor Co.'s popular F-150 pickup truck can be prepped
to run on natural gas as well as gasoline for the 2014 model year, a move the
automaker says it's making in response to customer demand.