Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline are following the would-be route of the line in a protest that’s scheduled to last several weeks.
A proposed pipeline would bring natural gas from New York and Pennsylvania through the Berkshires to Dracut, Massachusetts. Many residents are unhappy, but others are excited by the prospect of new jobs.
The California Public Utilities Commission has called on utilities and private companies to install about $5 billion worth of batteries and other forms of energy […]
California is regarded as the leading state when it comes to addressing climate change. But in 2012, according to analysts at Rhodium Group, California’s carbon […]
Giant batteries are coming to a power grid near you. In fact, they’re already starting to appear on the grid in California. That’s because California […]
The 2013 election marked a victory for foes of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Colorado. Voters in three Front Range communities decided to put limits […]
The heavy floodwaters in Colorado this month caused more than 37,000 gal
Burning natural gas can be better than burning coal from the standpoint of global warming, a study published this week suggests. This is a contentious […]
The electricity system is experiencing growing pains these days. But it’s not only demand for electricity that’s expanding — it’s the sources of electricity, particularly […]
Ten years ago a sagging power line hit a tree near Cleveland, tripping some circuit breakers.
Government regulators in Canada are investigating a series of mysterious oil spills around tar sands operations in Alberta. Thick oil is gurgling up unexpectedly from […]
The largest solar power plant of its kind is about to turn on in California’s Mojave Desert. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System will power […]
A shabby old fishing port on the South Coast of Massachusetts was once known as the City That Lit the World. Its whale oil powered […]
A radical shift in the world energy picture is raising environmental concerns in the United States. Until recently, the U.S. had been expected to import […]
Up until now, pipelines that carry tar sands oil have been treated just like pipelines that carry any other oil. But the Environmental Protection Agency […]