Many shortcomings led to BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill: lax regulation, including inadequate cement & a poorly coordinated response…
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nrdc.org Peak Oil’s Slow Bleed Has Begun–How Will We Face It?With the Wikileaked news that Saudi Arabia may have overstated oil reserves by as much as 40%, speculation about peak oil has been rampant. Peak oil is the principle that once half of oil reserves are gone (the peak), scarcity will increase and prices rise […]
The Mountaintop Removal Roadshow Will Coal or Renewables Fuel Our Future?The ongoing tragedy in Japan likely means that nuclear will play a smaller part in our energy future, both in the U.S. and globally. This is for psychological and political reasons, as much as rational concerns. The rational argument is that no matter how small […]
Celsias In the Renewable Energy Race, the U.S. Is Falling BehindThe technology is ready to provide all the energy the world needs with zero carbon emissions, using only wind, water and sunlight. So says a November 2009 Scientific American article by Mark Z. Jackson and Mark A. Deluchi, “A Path to Sustainable Energy by 2030.” […]
Excitement’s building over new streetcars and rent-a-bikes in Washington, D.C.
Plug-in hybrid and electric cars can work with the smart grid, by drawing energy when it’s most efficient and helping to store renewable energy…
The Other Heat Pump Gas Absorption Heat Pumps Make Sense in Cool Climates—Can They Cool Homes Efficiently, Too?
Geothermal heat pumps are all the rage, but gas absorption heat pumps don’t require all that pricey drilling, and can even cool effectively.
The labor and environmental movements—once at odds—are now joining forces to ensure a strong, well-paid, green American workforce. But some of the old tensions remain.
The Obama children’s green school.