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Developing just a fraction of California's immense offshore wind resources would be a big step towards achieving the state's climate and energy goals. The California Energy Commission's recent draft report lays the groundwork for the...

Most gasoline in the U.S. is mixed with ethanol, but few of us know much about the system that produces so-called "renewable" fuels. From land use to climate impact: a dive into the data on...

Lots of companies make big claims about their sustainability. What does it mean to have a plan to reach net-zero emissions? And what makes such a plan truly ambitious?

The myth of the "user fee" has had its day. Gas tax revenues should be spent where they're most needed - not just on roads.

There's a big opportunity for cities and counties to take a leadership role in building a sustainable energy future, and a variety of tools they should use to do so.

There is no earthly reason why cryptocurrency miners should be allowed to pollute the climate cost-free to support an endeavor whose contribution to our well-being is minimal, if not negative.

Record gas prices have hit many Americans hard – but when it comes to recouping the massive environmental, health and other costs imposed on society by America’s car dependency, what we pay at the pump...

Building systems that are designed from the start to be flexible, adaptable and reliant on empowered people can be an effective strategy to build up not only strong towns, but sustainable ones as well.

If we are ever going to address a problem as big as, for example, climate change, we need to relentlessly question the absurdity of the status quo, to go beyond considering ways to make our...

There are better ways to respond to surging gas prices than creating new incentives for car use – like ending our unhealthy and environmentally disastrous car dependency altogether.

electric school bus V2G

Electric school buses aren’t just good for our environment and our children’s health. When paired with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, they could also play a key role in the nation’s transition to renewable energy.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2022 warns of the dangers of inaction on climate change. But it also points to the possibility of action on many fronts making a big difference.

Walkability has become a highly sought-after neighborhood trait, but many American cities just aren’t designed for it. With more funding available today than ever before to invest in active modes of transportation, the door is...

The federal infrastructure bill passed by Congress in November includes funding to replace some of the lead service lines that contaminate the drinking water to millions of homes. Here's a look at what a recent...

Though the pandemic kept many of us home in 2020, Americans drove nearly as much in 2021 as in 2019. Here's the data.

Abundance of good things is a good thing. And a political agenda designed to get more good things to more people is a worthwhile aspiration. But achieving abundance alone won’t “solve all of America’s...

Americans drive a whole lot more than most other people in the world. That means more noise, more pollution and more deaths. Maybe it's time to rethink how we get around.

As the winter storm that hit Texas last February showed, our energy system is fragile, and when it fails lots of people suffer. But transitioning to renewable energy sources, strengthening the electric grid and enabling...

Want to buy complex, unregulated securities and investment products? There’s a super simple app for that.

Technology isn’t just solving our problems – it’s creating them. Encouraging young engineers to refocus their priorities on the issues that actually need solutions can make a world of difference.

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