U.S. Agriculture Secretary announced $280 million in new Renewable Energy for America Program grants and loans. Two recipients — Arkansas’ Supersave Foods and Maine’s Cozy Acres Greenhouses — gave accounts of how REAP funding enabled them to rebuild and expand their businesses while reducing energy bills and carbon emissions.
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Two years ago, it wasn’t your common cure. But today, the nonprofit OpenBiome’s services are in great demand by doctors and hospitals. And its treatments, which have been known to cure one of the most common ailments of today relies on an even more common substance: poop.
Attention on the Keystone XL Pipeline detracts from a number of other significant developments in our quest towards a more vibrant economy.
The state of Washington just released a draft rule for a clean fuel standard. Drafted under the umbrella of the state’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, the new rule seeks to reduce fossil fuel content in transportation fuels.
Burlington, Vermont revamped its energy portfolio, culminating in the purchase of a hydropower plant late last year — and now runs 100 percent off of renewables.
A Fort Worth suburb recently passed an ordinance requiring homeowners to get permission to install rooftop solar systems. But it has agreed to “revisit” the legislation after resident petitions.
Two planned projects highlight the benefits of advanced energy storage systems, including reducing operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions while enhancing efficiency and resiliency of power grids.
The Obama administration issued an executive order that instructs the federal government to take climate change risk into account for future planning.
After months of anticipation, the Obama administration last month released its new methane emissions strategy. Here are four reasons the new methane emissions strategy is a boon, rather than bane, for America’s $1.2-trillion oil and gas sector.
Ontario, Canada’s energy mix is now coal-free. And North America’s largest coal-to-biomass power plant conversion was a major milestone on the way to kicking out coal.
Renewable energy continues to garner larger shares of U.S. and global energy supply. Cumulative solar generation capacity rose nearly 68-fold in the U.S. from 2000 to 2013, according to NREL’s latest annual renewable energy data book.
The World Economic Forum has come and gone, leaving the Davos snow more than a little trampled. Now that 2,500+ of the world’s most powerful people have flown home in somewhat fewer (it seems) than 1,700 private jets, what more do we know about what’s coming in 2015?
We grit our teeth when we see them on the road, but the stubborn truth is that trucks are an integral part of the North American economy’s foundation. The movement of goods from port to storefront or warehouse is a huge economic multiplier and employer. At the same time, in addition to the fact that … Continued