Developer Carmel Partners is considering charging students for electricity on top of their rent in West Village at the University of California Davis, in order to help the project achieve its zero-net energy goals, The Saramento Bee reports.
Some Samsung TVs tested by independent laboratories appear to be using more energy outside of the testing procedure, prompting a pledge from the European Commission to probe any cheating allegations, The Guardian reports.
A Missoula County advisor has told worried log home builders in Montana that there’s enough flexibility in new federal building efficiency standards to enable them to carry on with construction, the Missoulian reports.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials told a citizens oversight board Tuesday that they know of 91 school energy-efficiency projects completed with funding from a green energy ballot initiative, and they expect the number will climb as districts provide updates at the end of the year.
California Energy Commission staff told the Proposition 39 Citizens Oversight Board that 43 education districts out of more than 1,600 that applied for planning money have finished projects so far. To date, the commission says 536 applications have been approved.
A new report estimates that through efficiency upgrades to buildings, transportation, and waste management. the world's cities could cut 8 gigatons of carbon emissions annually and save a total of $17 trillion in energy costs by 2050, The Washington Post reports.
A paper published by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago found that a 2005 California subsidy program aimed at reducing power consumption was successful at cutting usage in low-income areas but had little impact on behavior in wealthier coastal areas, E&E reports.
The stocks of U.S. petroleum products increased last week, the Energy Information Administration reported, although the million barrel rise in crude stocks was less than analysts’ expected, while the jump in gasoline stocks exceeded predictions, according to Reuters.
Earthjustice filed court papers Tuesday on behalf of several environmental and health groups seeking to intervene to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s lower ozone limits from a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy, The Hill reports.
State Department climate envoy Todd Stern told a news conference that he’s thinking about the upside, not the downside, heading into a critical global conference on climate change policy that starts Monday, National Journal reports.
The plan for coal producer Walter Energy to emerge from bankruptcy is being fought by unions and the firm’s retired workers in Alabama, but a court Tuesday approved the company’s move to auction off assets, Reuters reports.
Acting to lower its credit rating for Pemex, Moody’s Investors Service pointed to the firm’s increasing debt and declining earnings, although Mexico’s national oil company responded by saying the move brings the agency in line with other ratings firms, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The White House and the billionaire conservative Koch brothers have been allies recently in moves to liberalize the nation’s criminal justice laws, but they are disagreeing over one measure that would require proof of suspects knowingly engaging in unlawful conduct, The New York Times reports, noting that such a move is alarming environmentalists.
According to a report released this week by the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, weather-related disasters have caused more than 600,000 deaths and trillions of dollars in damages over the past 20 years, The New York Times reports.
A market-based approach for cutting vehicles’ greenhouse gas emissions—which could include mileage-based driver fees or emissions trading—is the goal as Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia announced an agreement to work together on the issue, Reuters reports.