October 2013

Report: Carbon Capture Projects Not Progressing Fast Enough

When the EPA announced last month its intention to regulate the carbon emissions from new fossil fuel power plants, the fossil fuel industry claimed that the emissions standards were largely out-of-reach for coal-fired power plants. In order for a new coal power plant to be built in the US, it would need to install carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to cut its emissions down to 1,110 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour—a reduction of about 60%.

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What Is the Heat Island Effect?

Have you ever noticed that urban areas often feel hotter than their more rural surroundings? The culprit? The heat island effect.

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Virtual Net-Metering Comes to DC

In the midst of a nightmarish government shutdown, the city of Washington DC finally has some good news: the DC city council voted unanimously to allow virtual net-metering.

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