Report: Green building advocates worried about movement's future … – Construction Dive

Dive Brief: Some architects have expressed concern about how President-elect Donald Trump will affect the future of the green building movement, according to the Architectural Record. Trump’s picks for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency — Rick Perry and Scott Pruitt, respectively — are of particular concern, as both individuals have expressed doubt […]

Studies show people think caring about the environment is “feminine” – Quartz

As Quartz’s fashion reporter, I write a lot about sustainability. Between pesticides required to grow raw materials for clothes and toxic chemicals used to dye and finish them, fashion is a major polluter—and that includes men’s clothing as much as women’s. Yet a few weeks back, when someone asked me if I knew of many […]

About that solar energy amendment on the Florida primary ballot – Tampabay.com

TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters will be asked Aug. 30 to extend to commercial and industrial properties a renewable-energy tax break that residential property owners already enjoy. Related News/Archive Crafted by the Legislature, the Amendment 4 proposal on the primary-election ballot is seen by proponents as a way to significantly expand renewable-energy production in the state. […]

Tesla Is About to Buy America's Biggest Solar Energy Provider – Gizmodo

Image: AP Elon Musk is on the brink of acquiring the the next critical component in a solar-electric transportation future. Tesla Motors just made a $ 2.8 billion stock-to-stock offer to buy SolarCity, one of the largest solar energy companies in the country. It also happens to be a company founded by Musk’s cousins and […]

Why a bright night sky is bad for health and what to do about it – CNBC

Darkness is disappearing from Earth, and that is a bad thing. More than 80 percent of the world and more than 99 percent of the U.S. and European populations live under nighttime skies that glow with unnatural light, according to a study released last Friday. Artificial light from buildings, streetlights, and other human sources prevents […]

Green energy won't bring about oil's doom: Bloomberg View – OregonLive.com

By Leonid Bershidsky For hydrocarbon doomsayers, there’s good news and bad news. In 2015, there were record investments in renewable energy, and record capacity was added, much of it in emerging economies. Yet despite the huge investment, the global share of fossil fuels is not shrinking very fast. Renewables such as wind, solar and geothermal […]

This Texas fight shows just how conflicted we still are about 'clean coal' – Washington Post

Construction continues on Southern Co.’s Kemper County power plant near Meridian, Miss., on Feb. 25, 2014. The facility will be the only U.S. commercial power plant that will capture its own carbon emissions. (Gary Tramontina/Bloomberg News) On the path to a low-carbon economy, most experts agree that a variety of strategies will be needed, from […]

Berlin Seeking Input About Town-Wide Solar Energy Network – WBOC TV 16

Solar panel sits atop the roof of a home in Berlin where town executives are exploring how to bring a solar energy network to town. (Photo: WBOC) BERLIN, Md. — Berlin is looking for ways to bring alternative energy to town. Town Administrator Laura Allen said they are currently looking for input from solar energy companies about […]

'Do I smell?': confronting my family about my eco-friendly lifestyle – The Guardian

‘Were people really wondering about my personal hygiene? Were those around me becoming exasperated by my recipes and eager exhortations to just try it, please, just once?’ Photograph: Alamy “Do I smell?” I asked this question to the man I’m dating, and he was appropriately perplexed. “What?” he asked. “Do I smell bad?” I repeated. […]