In Pennsylvania's primary, Democratic voters will choose among four candidates who want to run for governor against Republican Tom Corbett in November. Corbett has been criticized by Democrats for is his administration’s stance on climate change. The Democratic candidates have ideas on what they would do differently—like increasing the use of alternative energy.
Michael Levi, the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations, recently released a new book titled The Power Surge, which provides significant insight into his thoughts on energy and climate.
Wind farms are a touchy subject in the North Country of New York. As the town of Cape Vincent wrestles with a potential project, in neighboring Lewis County, another wind farm has been operating for seven years.
Algae-based fuels are now worth some green. Since the "Fiscal Cliff" legislation passed this year, algae’s qualified for a tax credit as a raw material to make fuel. One company in Montgomery County in Eastern Pennsylvania is revving up for production of an algae to energy project.
Fine local organic asparagus and other sustainably grown foods are the kind of sexy poster child of environmental topics. But what about the back end of food production--specifically the waste oil left behind from our love for fried foods? A Pittsburgh enterprise is collecting oil from restaurants and individuals for reuse as diesel fuel. See GTECH's ReFuel truck at The Allegheny Front's Feb. 23 Green Gathering.
The recent passage of the American Taxpayer relief Act, widely known as the fiscal cliff bill, has extended the life of some eco-friendly tax credits and budget items.
If we are using more natural gas to power our homes, our factories, and our lives in general, what are the climate implications of this change? And what role will fracking in shale formations and other unconventional sources of energy have on climate? One expert on climate change weighs in.
About half the electricity produced in the U.S. is still made using coal, with natural gas and nuclear also contributing big numbers. Renewable energy is a relatively small slice of the pie. One Pittsburgh company is offering its customers a few alternatives to the grid.
The bankruptcy of federally-backed California solar company Solyndra has soured many politicians on the idea of propping up the green ene
A research team is looking at technologies to help reduce CO2 emissions and protect the environment.