In the 2007 Energy Act, the U.S. Congress ordered all incandescent light bulbs to be off stores' shelves by 2014. This sent the light bulb industry to work around the clock to developa new, more efficient technology - light emitting diodes. Clean Skies News' Dipka Bhambhani looks at the advancements in and the drawbacks of LED technology.
Clean Skies News gets reaction to the new EPA standards on Smog. The new regulations are tougher than in the Bush administration, businesses say the new standards are too tough and will cost the country jobs.
President Barack Obama is awarding $2.3 billion in tax credits for energy efficient companies, intending to create 17,000 jobs by 2013. Hoping this stimulus plan will move the country into a clean energy economy, these credits are meant to redesign our manufacturing infrastructure. Clean Skies News looks at the winning projects and how they can help both the economy and green living.
Press Previews start today at the North American International Auto Show and Clean Skies News is there to tell you the latest trends in energy efficient vehicles and the big competition in green transportation.
President Obama's energy and climate czar, Carol Browner, talks about a clean energy economy. Clean Skies News is there. Also, Human rights advocates are calling for new international climate law to protect tens of millions worldwide they say are displaced from their homes because of natural disasters caused by climate change. And, The federal government is providing $187 million in funding for nine projects to improve fuel efficiency of heavy trucks and passenger vehicles.
Today in Washington, Black Enterprise magazine hosted an energy forum, hoping to bring Black-owned businesses - the country's fastest-growing minority business group - to EPA and its energy funding. Clean Skies News brings you coverage of the discussion and just what this demographic can do to get in on the energy revolution.
Will 2010 be the year of the electric car? Clean Skies News' Lee Patrick Sullivan is live from Electric Avenue at the Detroit Auto Show where auto makers push their latest, green models.
The Obama administration is fighting back against criticism of the stimulus plan. The White House Council of Economic Affairs has released a report estimating that the stimulus has saved or created as many as 2 million jobs during 2009, most of them clean energy jobs. Clean Skies News' Margaret Ryan has more.
California comes one step closer to the state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard, aiming to make 20 percent of the state's fuel be other than gasoline by 2020. Clean Skies News looks at how this could affect the biggest gasoline market in the U.S., and the ethanol industry that might get left out in the cold.
Clean Skies News reports on the 6th Annual State of the Energy Industry sponsored by the U.S. Energy Association (USEA) , and whether the U.S. electricity industry can become carbon-free. And if it can, what does that mean for electricity prices? Industry insiders say decarbonization will happen with help from the government.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar met today with groups from all sides of the controversial Cape Wind project. Salazar said the arguments were passionate, and there's no compromise in place right now. He told those involved in the debate, "You decide, or I'll decide for you," and he says he'll do so by the end of April. Clean Skies News' Margaret Ryan has more.
Clean Skies News takes you to Detroit and this year's North American International Auto Show, where green themes and electric cars are infiltrating the biggest names in transportation.