Conservation & Green Economy
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.
After the driest January and February in the Northern Sierra since modern records were first kept in 1920, California's Sierra Nevada snowpack has dropped sharply to 66 percent of normal, state officials announced.
Abound Solar, propped up by tens of millions of dollars in federal loans that remain unpaid, acknowledged defects in the solar panels it was selling before the Colorado company went bankrupt, according to a customer.
The sharing trend that became popular with Zipcar is likely to expand to other
industries such as tools and baby gear as consumers readjust their spending
patterns to focus less on conspicuous consumption and more on making
thoughtful choices with their money, says one leading social forecaster.
El Paso Electric's solar power generation in Texas is extremely dim when compared with the city-owned electric utilities in San Antonio and Austin, which lead the state in solar energy installations, shows a new report from an Austin environmental group.
American Electric Power will pay $8.5 million and stop burning coal at three power plants.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar promised to speed approvals for the nation's offshore wind farms in 2010, when he met with industry leaders in Atlantic City.
The impact of California's climate change laws can be seen in a long-term transportation plan developing in San Joaquin County, which will exhibit a stronger-than-ever link to planned housing and other land use expectations.
State water regulators are endorsing new taxes to ensure access to safe drinking water for Californians, including possibly on the fertilizer that feeds the state's $34 billion agricultural industry.
The oil industry said it would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower-court decision opening the door to gasoline containing a higher amount of ethanol.
The company alleges that Assessment Appeals Board members Art Walenta, James Giacoma and Clark Wallace cannot impartially judge because they are named in Chevron's two lawsuits challenging board decisions for 2004-06 and 2007-09.
Generally, electric vehicles, or EVs, can be charged by plugging in the car's charging cable to a regular household outlet, which in most cases delivers about 120 volts. But EV owners refer to the juice flowing through such "Level 1" stations as a "trickle charge."
Developing nations planted 52 percent of the global biotech crops in 2012, up from 50 percent a year earlier and above the 48 percent industrial countries grew last year, according to a report released today by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA).
Zebulon, N.C. neighbors argued that the solar panels wouldn't fit the aesthetics of their agricultural community.
The Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One project, still under construction in northern Los Angeles County, is currently California's largest operating photovoltaic power plant and will have a generating capacity of 230 MWAC upon completion, expected later this year.