Sustainability - Most Recent
Feb 27, 2007
Consumer groups are advocating to keep electric utilities under government control. They point to higher rates and energy shortages in states that have deregulated power.
Feb 23, 2007
Dell says it will ask consumers, when they buy a computer, to donate a few bucks toward planting trees. The idea is to offset the energy that PCs consume. But that gave commentator Richard Conniff some pause.
Feb 23, 2007
BP unveils its Helios House solar-powered gas station in Los Angeles today, but activists say it doesn't address the real problem, because it's still pumping out the same old gas.
Feb 21, 2007
A Texas power company wants to build 16 new coal-fired power plants and the governor is ready to fast-track the plan. That's sparked an all-out environmental war — with some strange bedfellows working together on the frontlines.
Feb 9, 2007
You don't have to spend a lot to lower your energy consumption. From North Carolina Public Radio, Janet Babin reports.
Feb 7, 2007
The Electric Power Supply Association joined a growing list of corporate groups calling for federal caps on greenhouse gas emissions. Sam Eaton reports on why CO2 regulations are becoming more widely endorsed.
Feb 6, 2007
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is on the Hill today to answer for his agency's actions. And critics in the newly-empowered Democratic Congress won't make it easy for him.
Feb 2, 2007
An Exxon Mobil-funded think tank has been offering scientists and economists cash to question today's United Nations report on global warming. Sam Eaton reports.
Jan 29, 2007
Commentator James Braly sold his luxury Manhattan apartment and boiled life down to the bare essentials. He's chasing his dream of writing — while living in his building's basement storage unit.