Sustainability - Most Commented


A resurrected hope in local hydropower

Aug 15, 2008
With Vermont's contracts with out-of-state electricity plants set to expire, residents are nervous about rising rates. But a group of environmentalists may have found a local solution. Jane Lindholm reports.

Will Congress block the Michael Phelps of American energy?

Aug 14, 2008
All federal leaders these days like to give lip service to a secure and sustainable energy future for our country. But unless they renew a version...
Posted In: Congress, Michael Phelps of energy, production tax credit, wind power

EPA rejects ethanol waver for Texas

Aug 7, 2008
The Environmental Protection Agency denied Texas's request for a reduction in a federal ethanol mandate. Who gains and who loses from the decision? Janet Babin reports.

How bad is greenwash? Well, it depends.

Aug 6, 2008
Siegelbaum: The debate between Joel Makower of and Jeffrey Hollender of Seventh Generation on the magnitude of greenwashing has been...
Posted In: Greenbiz, Hollender, Makower, Seventh Generation

States sue EPA over lax policies

Jul 31, 2008
Five states are suing the EPA, accusing the agency of ignoring their requests to restrict pollution from ships, airplanes and off-road vehicles. Renita Jablonski reports.

Energy plan ads just a bunch of wind?

Jul 31, 2008
Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens is on a mission, and wants you to support his energy plan away from imported oil and towards natural gas and wind power. But commentator Will Wilkinson says to be wary of what you hear.

Getting wind power out of West Texas

Jul 28, 2008
Giant wind turbines are not uncommon in the wide open West Texas plains. But there's a big problem getting that electricity out to the big cities like Dallas and Houston. David Martin Davies has the story.

"Location, location, location" - a message lost on Warm Springs Tribes

Jul 27, 2008
Planners at The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs don't seem to be familiar with the well-known marketing mantra: location, location, location....
Posted In: casinos, LEED, siting, Warm Springs

Shark fin soup flips population

Jul 25, 2008
Yesterday, the federal government tightened regulations meant to discourage killing of sharks in the Gulf and Atlantic just for their fins. Steve Henn reports shark fin soup is one big culprit for hunting of the species.

Is KB Home commiting a "random act of greenness"?

Jul 25, 2008
Joel Makower reflects upon the evolving definition of greenwash in a recent post titled, "How Bad is Greenwashing, Really?" He explains how...
Posted In: Energy Star, greenwash, KB Home