Author Steven Halwey talks about salmon recovery, dam politics and his new book "Recovering a Lost River". As recovery efforts fail river stakeholders find themselves pitted against the utilities and the federal government.
Some say we shouldn’t be using subsidies to pick energy winners and losers. Too late! Fossil fuels have been the federal government’s winner of choice for close to a hundred years, subsidizing a mature and hugely profitable industry.
Energy efficiency. Not the sexiest topic in the world, but what if it could save you a ton of money? A new study says national efficiency standards could save consumers and businesses more than $1 trillion.
Highlights from a recent conference at the New York Times that looked at the latest thinking about how we produce and consume energy and what side effects occur due to society's choices in fuel sources.
A report documenting how requiring New York power plants to upgrade to fish-friendlier cooling systems is affordable for the power industry, will cost customers little and will not affect electric reliability. (PDF)
What if the natural gas industry promises of high production rates, lots and lots of jobs and increased tax revenues are mostly smoke and mirrors, designed to make energy corporations, bankers and a handful of landowners rich? United for Action asked the same question. Here are some answers.
With all eyes on New York State's rumored upcoming moves on shale-gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a recent Washington Post op-ed by New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and fracking pioneer, George Mitchell, weighed in on the possibility of limited fracking in the state's Southern Tier.