Featured Energy News
These selected news stories demonstrate the growing demand for energy-saving technology like Split Flow.
States sue EPA over emissions control
The plaintiffs include Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia.
Book explores solutions to global warming
How can the two forces that arguably got us into this mess -- technology and the market -- be expected to save us from it? New book by Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn explores solutions in technology, innovation and economic incentives.
Wall St. lenders to set carbon standards
Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley will form "The Carbon Principles," climate-change guidelines for advisors and lenders to power companies in the U.S. "The Carbon Principles" establish a process to include the effect of future global-warming laws on the loan risk of building coal-fired power plants.
State of the Union
President Bush highlighted the importance of innovation and America's innovative spirit in the context of solving the nation's energy problems: "To build a future of energy security, we must trust in the creative genius of American researchers and entrepreneurs and empower them to pioneer a new generation of clean energy technology." See full text of speech.
Corporate America has gone green
Companies spend more than $1 billion a year on cause-related marketing, according to market research firm Mintel International Group Ltd., with a growing portion of that going for green-related issues.
Fuel maker refines plan to hike output, cut emissions
Alon USA sets goal of doubling fuel production while cutting greenhouse gas emissions at the same time. Upgrades would help clear the air and ease a supply bottleneck, Alon CEO Jeff Morris told the Los Angeles Times.
Congress passes energy bill
Although the tougher vehicle miles-per-gallon rules have grabbed the headlines, the bill includes a number of lower-profile measures aimed at reducing U.S. dependence on oil and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Google unveils its green dreams
The internet behemoth announced a plan to cut coal consumption by developing cheaper, renewable alternatives. Executives said Google's for-profit philanthropic subsidiary would spend "hundreds of millions" of dollars on the initiative, called RE. The cost of running Google's massive, electricity-sucking data centers was one motivation.
California Air Resources Board sets path to reduce emissions
The board adopted a number that will ultimately drive the operations and habits of every industry, business, farm, household and automobile in the Golden State. California's 2006 landmark global warming law, the first in the nation, requires that, 13 years from now, the state reduce its emissions of planet-heating carbon dioxide and other gases to 1990 levels.
Small steps, big energy savings
Not all of the potential solutions to climate change are futuristic, expensive or exotic, according to a Los Angeles Times editorial. For example, power plants, factories and refineries vent steam and hot gases through smokestacks. All that wasted heat is wasted energy. By putting a recovery device in the stack and using the steam to drive a turbine, one can generate electricity to send back into the factory or to the power grid. See more Times editorials on this issue.