The Top 10 Most Energy-Efficient Cities
March 27 2015 12:02 PM EDT
Washington added 480 Energy Star-certified buildings over the past year to rank No. 1 on an Environmental Protection Agency list.
UK, Norway To Be Joined By World's Longest Power Cable
March 27 2015 10:41 AM EDT
U.K.'s National Grid and Norway's Statnett SF agreed this week to build a $2.2 billion electricity connection between the two power grids.
Acting On Climate Change 'An Ethical Imperative'
March 26 2015 12:43 PM EDT
The Global Catholic Climate Movement is petitioning world leaders to reach an agreement on climate change in Paris this year.
Schlumberger Pays Fines For Illegal Business in Iraq, Sudan
March 26 2015 10:56 AM EDT
The U.S. Justice Department this week said the Houston, Texas-based oil-field services giant had agreed to pay $232.7 million in penalties.
The Fight To Save Honduras' Banana Industry
March 26 2015 10:14 AM EDT
Rising temperatures and scarce rainfall are making it harder and costlier to produce bananas in tropical countries such as Honduras.
Feds OK Virginia Offshore Wind Turbines
March 25 2015 3:18 PM EDT
The test project is part of a slow and steady push by U.S. regulators and developers to move America's wind energy into the water.
Supreme Court To Hear Case On EPA Mercury Limits
March 25 2015 11:20 AM EDT
Pro-coal states argue the EPA's new limits on mercury emissions at power plants do not fully account for the financial burden on utility ratepayers.
Massive Solar Plants Light Up California
March 24 2015 12:29 PM EDT
The state got 5 percent of its electricity from large-scale solar power systems last year, the highest amount any state has ever seen.
Smoggy Beijing To Shutter Its Coal Plants
March 24 2015 10:47 AM EDT
The city will close the last of its four major coal-fired power stations next year to curb horrific air pollution.
Costa Rica Can Now Run On 100% Renewable Energy
March 23 2015 12:26 PM EDT
Abundant rainfall in the first 75 days of this year allowed Costa Rica to run almost entirely on carbon-free hydroelectric power.
S&P: Wind, Solar Projects To Get $30B Boost From 'Green Bonds'
March 23 2015 11:13 AM EDT
Companies could issue record amounts of green bonds this year to support clean energy projects around the world, the ratings service says.
US Unveils Rules For Fracking On Federal Lands
March 20 2015 12:48 PM EDT
One industry trade group called it "a barrier to growth." Several prominent GOP senators are already moving to block the mandate.
Solar Eclipse Didn't Break The European Grid
March 20 2015 11:25 AM EDT
The astronomical event occurred in the early morning, when solar panels typically generate only a little electricity anyway.
Federal Government Must Cut Emissions By 40%: Obama
March 19 2015 10:02 AM EDT
President Obama on Thursday will sign an executive order requiring emissions cuts from federal buildings and transportation, the White House said.
Tighter Rules For Oil And Gas Development On Federal Lands
March 18 2015 12:29 PM EDT
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell this week announced more stringent standards for oil and gas development on federally owned land and water.
ExxonMobil Chief, Russian Officials To Meet In Moscow
March 18 2015 10:25 AM EDT
The two sides will reportedly discuss their energy partnership, which has stalled amid U.S. sanctions against Moscow.
Solar Energy Sector Takes Flight
March 17 2015 1:50 PM EDT
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft currently flying around the world is a sign of broader achievements in solar energy.
'They Have Clearly Cherry-Picked The Data'
March 17 2015 10:25 AM EDT
Federal officials and environmentalists are disputing a new BP report that says the Gulf Coast region is recovering well from the 2010 oil spill disaster.
El Niño Events Help Predict Tornadoes In Southern US: Study
March 16 2015 1:34 PM EDT
Warm and cold patterns in the Pacific Ocean can determine the frequency of severe storms in the southern United States.
SolarCity Will Help Keep The Lights On, Even When Grid Is Down
March 16 2015 10:40 AM EDT
The rooftop solar company chaired by Elon Musk is launching a "microgrid" service to help during blackouts and natural disasters.