After experiencing phenomenal growth, Austin’s green living home improvement store, TreeHouse, is looking at other markets with an eye toward expansion.
Dozens of national and regional groups have been fighting the Keystone XL pipeline, saying it could contaminate groundwater and will ratchet up carbon emissions, hastening climate change. But the general public may not feel the same. A recent poll showed most still believe the pipeline will create “significant” jobs and help provide oil to the US.
This past weekend, some 500 or more students protested in Washington D.C. against the Keystone XL pipeline, which is poised to carry a thick crude oil from the tar sands in Canada to refineries in Texas if it wins approval from the Obama Administration.
SXSW Eco is a fabulous gathering of activists, artists, entrepreneurs, thinkers, doers and paradigm shifters was totally tweetable. The conversation is almost too riveting. Here are three takeaways.
It’s widely held that China has been beating U.S. solar panel prices by handing out lavish subsidies to producers and keeping labor costs very cheap. But it may not be so. And that could be good news for the U.S. solar market.
The U.S. shale boom being touted as able to deliver 100 years of domestic energy supply is nothing more than the latest investment bubble, asserts a report released this week by a veteran geoscientist.
Coal. King Coal. The single dominant energy source powering our electricity grids, from the US to Great Britain to China and Australia. Because it’s plentiful. Cheaper. Politically connected. Easy. And yet, in a drizzly (good bet, that) hamlet in Wales, a historic switcheroo has taken place. The Wales’ National Coal Mining Museum in Big Pit, Blaenavon, Nr Abergavenny in south Wales, has adopted solar power.
The curators decided that installing solar panels on the….
As our population grows and energy needs rise (presumably) energy companies are increasingly beating on the door of the government for new places to operate.
Energy, the Environment, & the Economy: Making It Work will air on Houston PBS Channel 8, on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Hosted by journalist, Patricia Gras, the televised community forum will try to find “common ground” on issues related to the global recession, Texas’ fight with the U.S. EPA over air permits and the BP oil disaster.
“Energy, the environment and the economy are of utmost importance to each and every one of us who calls this region our home,” said Catherine Mosbacher, President and CEO of the Center for Houston’s Future, in a statement about the program.
The nonprofit think-tank partners with PBS and Houston Community Newspapers to put on the forum which will feature questions the audience and call-ins from viewers.