'Virtual pipelines' are connecting consumers to gas in absence of infrastructure
Entrepreneurs have fashioned a way to get natural gas to consumers awaiting a proper pipeline: Build them a "virtual pipeline" instead. While residents debate whether to build pipelines, these small businesses happily transfer gas by truck. In some regions, they've become matchmakers for gas supply and demand because pipelines can't be.
Commission releases an economic road map world leaders can use to decarbonize over the next 15 years
The global economy will pump $90 trillion into infrastructure development over the next 15 years, sparking a series of investment decisions that will make or break the Earth's climate, a sweeping new study out today finds.
'No such thing as splitting vote,' argues Republican who complicates GOP's bid to oust Landrieu
Louisiana Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) is widely considered the GOP's best hope to capture Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D) seat this cycle, but first he needs to clear a few hurdles, including, perhaps unsurprisingly, another Republican.
A German city learns the perks and pitfalls of being a green pioneer in Europe
FREIBURG, Germany -- In Platz der Alten Synagoge, a plaza bordering the University of Freiburg, a 12-foot-tall board looms over crowded bicycle racks. The board displays an artist's rendering of the planned design for the square, currently a green lawn across from a theater with palm trees outside, next to tramway tracks under renovation. But the design has drawn the ire of local activists.
GOP bill would prevent agency from garnishing wages without court order
A pair of Republican senators yesterday introduced legislation that would prohibit U.S. EPA from garnishing wages without a court order.
OIL AND GAS:
Contaminated drinking water linked to faulty wells, not fracking -- study
Leaky oil and gas wells are to blame for the contamination of drinking water above shale plays in Pennsylvania and Texas, but hydraulic fracturing does not appear to be at fault, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Duke unveils $500M investment in solar projects
Duke Energy Corp. will invest $500 million in new solar energy facilities across North Carolina, the utility announced today, including direct ownership of 128 megawatts of utility-scale solar farms to be built at three sites in the state's south and east regions.