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Companies are Benefiting from Fracking Boom While Greenies Pine

Hydraulic fracturing now makes up two-thirds of all natural gas production in the United States and half of all oil production here.

What’s the Latest on AB 32 at the California Air Resources Board?

It seems like a simple question: “What’s happening with AB 32 in California these days”? But the answer to that relatively straightforward question is rather complex, potentially very lengthy, constantly changing, but always fascinating. Let me give it a shot in under 1,000 words. Remember way back in 2006, right about the time that the […]

Fuel Tool Provides Free Data for Commercial Fleet Planning, Fuel Purchasing

As commercial fleet owners struggle to cut fuel costs and reduce their fleet emissions to comply with stricter air pollution rules, they are faced with a myriad of decisions. These include determining which alternative fuels and efficiency technologies make the most sense, from a business and climate perspective. A free tool, launched by Business for […]

Border protection: A lot more than a wall is already in place to protect steel trade

Donald Trump promises to build a wall along the Mexican border, but what about other ports of entry to the US market? To listen to R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is to learn that there is so...Show More Summary

RMI Working with Industries to Drive Paris Climate Deal Implementation

Rocky Mountain Institute CEO Jules Kortenhorst discusses the Paris climate agreement and how RMI is working with all industries to scale up the deployment of renewable energy.

Spinning the IoT Haystack into Gold

IoT is quickly emerging as a very significant agent of transformation as it blends the physical and digital on-line worlds. As everyone has been told repeatedly by the consumer electronics industry, the home is a key target for applying the benefits of IoT-enabled devices. Consumers are now expecting devices and related services that will make […]

The multifaceted metamorphosis ahead for Mexico’s energy markets

The Mexico energy market has been a hot topic ever since late 2013 when the government decided to liberalize the energy sector, opening it up to foreign investment. The reform provides an unprecedented opportunity for international companies to participate in development of the nation’s vast oil resources as PEMEX unwinds its current monopoly. Show More Summary

Episode 4 of the Clean Break podcast

12 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Clean Break

Climate and energy news and views. In this episode host Tyler Hamilton interviews John Paul Morgan, co-founder, president and chief technology officer of Toronto-based solar technology company Morgan Solar. It has the potential to be one of the lowest cost solar module makers in the world. Can it deliver?  

NYC Business to Cut Waste 50% by June

Thirty-one New York City businesses, including ABC Disney, Whole Foods and Anheuser-Busch, have committed to divert at least 50 percent of their waste from landfill and incineration by mid-June.

Feeling Upbeat about Nuclear Technology’s Future

I feel better about the prospects for new nuclear technology development today (April 21) than I have for several years, based on the four conferences in four different U.S. cities I’ve attended over the past several weeks. My travel...Show More Summary

Intelligent Software, Technology Accelerating America’s Electricity Grid Transformation

Nearly a year has passed since the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There continue to be voices rising up to either support or denounce it and the U.S. Supreme Court even recently froze its implementation. Show More Summary

Climate Change: A Blast From the Past

We might think of climate change as a phenomenon only reported on by the 21st Century media and imagine that only the people of today are really aware of the risks posed by the rising level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Although...Show More Summary

GCL Poly takes on Tesla in home energy storage

20 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Peak Energy

ReNew Economy reports that Tesla and Redflow have been joined by GCL Poly in the home energy storage market - GCL Poly takes on Tesla with multi-coloured 5.6kWh battery storage. GCL Poly is the world’s biggest manufacturer of silicon and solar cells and will be selling a lithium ion battery based unit.

A Few Things We Know About Solar

One thing is clear, given the continuing decline in solar energy costs, particularly with generous extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in the December 2015 omnibus spending bill; everybody loves solar.

ExxonMobil, FuelCell Energy Team Up on Low-Cost Carbon Capture

ExxonMobil and FuelCell Energy are working together to advance a carbon capture technology that the companies say could “substantially reduce costs” associated with carbon capture.

Schneider Electric Fined $6.8M in Largest-Ever Superfund Cleanup Penalty

Schneider Electric has been hit with a $6.8 million penalty for alleged environmental violations — the largest-ever stipulated penalty for cleanup of a Superfund site and the third largest overall in EPA history. The EPA says Schneider Electric violated the terms of a 2002 court-approved Superfund consent decree during its cleanup at the Rodale Manufacturing […]

Frankenstein And Climate Change

What ‘Frankenstein’ Can Tell Us About Climate Change Alysia Garrison, May 4, 2016 (WBUR-FM) “…[Satiric comparisons of the Frankenstein monster and Donald Trump] are appropriate on a deeper level than they appear…[In June 1816,] MaryShow More Summary

Big Solar Milestone

Million Solar Strong May 3, 2016 (Solar Energy Industries Association) “The adoption of solar energy in America has reached a new height of 1 million installations nationwide…[It] is the product of American innovation and ingenuity…[and]...Show More Summary

Big Wind Is A Big Win In Iowa

How Iowa Became the Nation’s Leader in Wind Energy; Even though Iowa is typically associated with red state politics, everyone there seems to agree that wind power makes economic sense for one of the windiest states in the country. Kim...Show More Summary

Ford Goes After Tesla And The Plug

Ford Plans a Tesla-Fighting Electric Car: What We Know; The automaker's CEO Mark Fields made headlines last week when he said that Ford is working on a "competitive" battery-electric car. But Ford has been dropping hints about its upcoming electric ride for months. Show More Summary

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