Environmental Protection

Energy and Climate Change


Clean Energy Summit Set for Aug. 13

Several current and former federal officials are participating in the Las Vegas event, which is hosted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and several Nevada organizations.

Well's Gas Flow Has Stopped: BSEE

All 44 workers were safely evacuated from Well A-3 after they lost control of it Tuesday morning, and it began leaking natural gas. The gas ignited at 10:50 p.m.

Gulf Gas Well Ignited Tuesday Evening, BSEE Confirms

All 44 workers were safely evacuated from Well A-3 after they lost control of it Tuesday morning, and it began leaking natural gas. The gas ignited at 10:50 p.m.

Port Everglades Smokestacks Toppled on Schedule

Florida Power & Light Company demolished the 350-foot-tall quartet and 7,500-ton boilers at the plant on July 16.

Conservatives' Approach to Energy and Environmental Stewardship Recognized in New Papers

The Conservation Leadership Council has released six academic papers that offer important conservative perspectives on a wide range of environmental and energy challenges.

Palouse Wind Project Celebrates First Milestone

The Palouse Wind Project held an event yesterday that highlighted the projects first 150,000 megawatt hours generated and clean energy for the Northwest.

Groups Urge Companies to Reject Canadian Tar Sands

In a letter from Sierra Club and ForestEthics, nearly 60 organizations are asking U.S. corporations to stop using tar sands.

ABB’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Team Receives Pioneer Award

The Green Parking Council has presented the Pioneer Award to ABB’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure team due to their work mobility innovation, and has also been honored by the Sustainable Parking Association.



The Center of Solar Energy to Hold Briefing on Photovoltaic Products

In collaboration with Texas A&M University – Central Texas, the Center for Solar Energy will be hosting a media briefing on Thursday, June 27, to speak about the creation of a new technology zone in central Texas to discover photovoltaic (PV) products that are made and created in the U.S.

Electric Motorcycle Unveiled to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of The Great Escape

In 1963, The Great Escape was a movie that starred Steve McQueen and featured the iconic motorcycle jump. For its fiftieth anniversary, McQueen Motorcycle will unveil an electric motorcycle to commemorate the movie and to promote a cleaner future.

Former Senator Welcomes Attendees at Final Day of Xperience Efficiency 2013

On Thursday, June 20, Xperience Efficiency kicked off its final day with the Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, former U.S. Senator, Texas as the keynote speaker.

Lineup Announced for SXSW Eco 2013 Event

For the third-annual SXSW Eco, Robin Chase, founder and CEO of Buzzcar and former CEO of ZipCar has been added as the keynote speaker for the event.

Scientists Create Sodium-Ion Battery from Wood

By using a small piece of wood and coating it with tin, scientists have created a small, long-lasting, and eco-friendly energy source.

Gothenburg Sweden Gets Volvo Electric Buses

The City of Gothenburg, Sweden will be getting noiseless, electric buses in 2015, through the launch of an ultramodern bus service. The new technology will help enable completely new possibilities for future public transport.

Mutual Housing Receives Millions for Zero-Net Energy Farmworkers’ Development

Mutual Housing California has been awarded more than $14.5 million in aggregate federal and state tax credits, which they can use to raise more than $12 million for the development of housing in Woodland for agricultural workers.

BP to Complete Active Oil Spill Cleanup This Month

It is estimated that by mid-June, cleanup in three states will be complete.

Multiple Universities Sign the Green Chemistry Commitment

The University of California Berkeley, University of Minnesota, and Northeastern University are among twelve colleges and universities that have signed the Green Chemistry Commitment, a consortium that designs and develops innovative, efficient, and environmentally sound chemical products and processes.

NREL and Navy to Make Jet Fuel from Switchgrass

The U.S. Navy is teaming up with the NREL and others in order to find a more economical way to create jet fuel in large quantities from a renewable source, such as switchgrass.

Climate Change Road Trip Launched to Investigate Energy Extraction

As the price of energy rises, so do the stakes. To document the country’s dependency on fossil fuels and extraction methods that contribute to global warming, a three-month cross-country road trip has been launched by AlterNet.

PlanetSolar Arrives in Miami, Begins Scientific Expedition

MS Turanor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest, solar-powered yacht ever constructed, made its first U.S. stopover on June 3 in Miami, Fla. The event marked the start of the boat’s scientific expedition along the Gulf Stream.

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