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California lawmaker proposes to raise renewables mandate to 100% by 2045

February 23, 2017 by Utility Dive

A bill, SB 584, introduced in the California legislature last week would increase the state’s current 50%-by-2030 renewables mandate to 100% by 2045.[read more]

Report: Trump executive orders to target Clean Power Plan, coal production, water rules

February 22, 2017 by Utility Dive

Following several media reports that the new Trump administration has been preparing to roll back energy and environmental restrictions put in place by President Obama[read more]

Using Urban Diaries in Times of City Change

February 22, 2017 by Chuck Wolfe

Almost 50 years ago, thanks to Kevin Lynch, Jane Jacobs and many others, the Parisian flâneur tradition of “looking around” cities became a central aspect of academic inquiry about, and activist response to, urban change.In the changing city of...[read more]

Feds delay $650M grant for CA rail electrification project

February 21, 2017 by Construction Dive

California commuter rail agency Caltrain will have to wait a little bit longer to find out if the Federal Transit Administration will come through with a $647 million grant to help it electrify a San Francisco Bay Area train system[read more]

Two New Tools for Planning a Healthy Urban Canopy

February 21, 2017 by Leda Marritz

Trees are a vital part of urban communities, providing social, environmental, and economic benefits. However, the urban environment is a difficult one for most trees due to the added stresses of soil compaction and lack of available soil, among many...[read more]

NY-NJ Port Authority approves $32B infrastructure spending plan

February 17, 2017 by Construction Dive

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved a $32.2 billion capital plan Thursday that will fund projects in both states for the next 10 years.[read more]

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Eco-Internet: 5 Ways Energy Efficiency Can Be Promoted Online

February 23, 2017 by Dixie Somers

In this day and age, most people understand the importance of being eco-friendly. However, they may not realize how many different options are at their disposal.[read more]