Conservation & Green Economy
In a desert climate that receives a third of the precipitation that Minnesota does, one could assume homeowners would use far more water. But Santa Fe uses 21 percent less per person than the Twin Cities.
Southwestern Public Service, which provides electricity to eastern New Mexico and West Texas, has already met New Mexico's renewable energy mandate of 15 percent that will go into effect in 2015.
Water issues are reaching a fever pitch this year as the Rio Grande Valley, along with the rest of the state, grapples with the long-running drought.
Much as neighbors might grow carrots and tomatoes in a single, community plot, Orlando's municipal utility wants to plant a garden where its customers can harvest individual shares of solar power.
Ohio's benchmarks for renewable energy and energy efficiency are getting a five-year checkup that some defenders fear will turn into an amputation.
U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday America must "get off of oil for good" and urged Congress to set up an Energy Security Trust to fund energy research.
U.S. President Obama will propose using $2 billion in revenue from oil and gas leases to pay for research on energy-efficient vehicles, the White House said.
Now that New Jersey residents are driving less and using more efficient cars, some state lawmakers are considering rasing the gasoline tax to make up the difference.
BNSF Railway Co. will test liquefied natural gas in a small number
of its locomotives later this year.
The benefits of energy efficiency are hitting home.
A 500-mile high voltage transmission corridor, from northern Lincoln County to southeastern Arizona, yet awaits approvals.
Solar-powered electricity would increase in Minnesota under legislation introduced at the Capitol and supported Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
State Sen. Bill Sharer, R-Farmington, helped kill a bill Saturday that would have banned hydraulic fracturing on horizontal wells in New Mexico.
Recyling some items can be problematic. Here are numerous ways to recycle mattresses, mercury thermometers and e-waste.
The State Department announced Friday that construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline is unlikely to have a significant impact on climate change, a finding that could open the door for President Barack Obama to approve the controversial project.