Energy

Trump's new solar tariffs may kill 23,000 jobs

In a potentially serious blow to renewable energy jobs, yesterday President Trump announced a 30 percent tariff on solar panels assembled abroad. Because solar equipment manufacturers get 80 percent of their parts from overseas, the Solar Energy Industry Association estimates that the increased...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 4:45pm

Rick Perry suggests fossil fuels could prevent sexual assault

Energy Secretary Rick Perry seemed to say on Thursday that expanding the use of fossil fuels could prevent sexual assault. Perry was speaking on an energy-policy panel hosted by Meet the Press host Chuck Todd and Axios founder Jim VanderHei. He discussed his recent trip to Africa, where he said he...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 2:59pm

New York is No. 1 in energy efficiency, study says

Congratulations New York! You rank No. 1 in energy efficiency, according to a new study. (Massachusetts, you did OK, but Pennsylvania needs to step up its game.) You might be rolling your eyes at this news because of MTA issues, Penn Station problems and other mass transportation debacles,...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:13pm

China creates clean energy with 'Panda Solar Farm'

The world’s most populous country continues to innovate within the clean and renewable energy market with a panda solar farm. China has developed a huge solar farm in a form of two pandas.  The first panda power solar farm was connected to the grid in the hills of Datong, Shanxi...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:20pm

Scientist claims dark matter-powered device can create nearly limitless energy

A scientist working in a lab in central New Jersey says he has discovered a nearly limitless source of energy that can solve the world's energy problems. There's just one problem: most scientists think it's baloney. But Dr. Randell Mills, inventor of the Suncell, has no doubt that his...

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 5:54pm

Totem pole aims to power cities of the future

A New York-based startup has come up with a way to power the cities of tomorrow. Totem Power has designed a mushroom-like construction, which stands at either 18 feet (5.5 meters) or 30 feet (9 meters) tall, that combines solar energy generation and energy storage, Wi-Fi and 4G communications, and...

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 4:18am

Thousands of clean energy supporters shut down Center City in first march of DNC

Despite sweltering heat Sunday, thousands hit the streets in Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention as part of the March for a Clean Energy Revolution.Organizers and participants said they don’t support any particular candidate, but want Democrats to see the public’s support of...

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 1:12pm

Dept of Sanitation program makes it easier for New Yorkers to give, find second-hand items

Now when New Yorkers find that old sweater they no longer want or that office chair they no longer need, one new city program will help make it easier to give those items — and array of many others — a second life.The city’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced on Monday the launch of...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 1:37am

NYC musicians joining chorus calling for shift to clean energy

Musicians will gather Tuesday night at the Brooklyn Bowl to hold a benefit concert in support of the New Yorkers for Clean Power campaign, which calls for a shift to a clean, renewable energy economy.RELATED: Community solar set to give New Yorkers the benefits of solar energy, without the...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 2:30pm

'Star Wars' heroes arrested at West Roxbury pipeline protest

Han Solo and Luke Skywalker were arrested Tuesday in West Roxbury.Well, not quite. But two men dressed as the Rebel Alliance heroes led a "Star Wars"-themed protest at the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline construction project.Ben Weilerstein, 22, and Martin Hamilton, 21, chained themselves to a steel...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 12:02am

Religious leaders arrested in protest of controversial natural gas pipeline

Sixteen interfaith clergy were arrested Wednesday morning in West Roxbury during a protest of the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline (WRLP).The religious leaders, who gathered to pray in front of a gate to the metering and regulating station at 10 Grove St., marched to the pipeline site and stopped...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:03pm

Activists opposed to 'energy hub' proposal deliver petition to Mayor Kenney

Teresa Hill knew something was wrong at her Southwest Philadelphiahome as soon as she moved in. But she didn't know what it was at first."We found a beautiful house … But as soon as we got out of the car, westarted choking. We couldn't breathe," said Hill of two of her grandchildren, aged 2 and 6...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:04pm

Community solar set to give New Yorkers the benefits of solar energy, without the hassle

The idea of benefiting from solar energy might seem like a dream for many New Yorkers who live in apartment buildings or don’t have a roof to call their own, but now one company is looking to turn that dream into a reality.Clean Energy Collective (CEC) has announced that it will be launching...

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 2:30pm

Eastie skeleton protest spooks neighbors

An unusual light-up display has been turning heads in a quiet corner of East Boston over the past few weeks.Surrounded by signs protesting a planned electrical project, it’s a massive box filled with tubes and blue and red lights. On top – until very recently – sat a family of plastic skeletons on...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 2:30pm

Work stress is prematurely aging you

We know that some people feel invigorated by their work, while others find their jobs a stressful drain. But could certain professions actually be putting people in an early grave?In a recent study conducted by the beauty product company Merz Aesthetics, 57 percent of respondents believed that...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 8:43pm

West Roxbury pipeline opponents to fight big oil at Sunday rally

As temperatures have fluctuated greatly in recent years, it has become somewhat easier for energy companies to convince residents and legislators to consider new energy sources.Residents around Boston, however, are not buying it.On Sunday, there will be a “walking vigil” starting at 12:30 PM at the...

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 7:05pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morningYou're not the only one who woke up cranky: this morning Israel's defense minister claimed that he didn't expect to ever see peace with Palestine.HSBC bank announced massive job cuts worldwide as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie awaited judgement on pension cuts. Australia's soccer...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 3:33pm

Squirrel causes San Francisco power cut, leaving 4,500 in the dark

Reuters –A squirrel knocked out power for some 45,000 energy customers in the San Francisco Bay area on Monday, according to officials and the local Contra Costa Times newspaper.Pacific Gas and Electric Company said on its Twitter account that service had been restored for virtually all those...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 3:09pm

Philly electricians say state needs more solar power

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98's financial office and training headquarters at 1719 Spring Garden are now 25 percent-powered by solar panels on the building’s roof, members say. Down the street, their financial offices at 1701 Spring Garden are 10-15 percent-...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 5:50pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morningAfter you turned off the TV last night, Freddie Gray van reports emerged as did a body in a Baltimore van. Nepal's quake death toll topped 6,200.Boxer Floyd Mayweather said he'd grown up, while NFL pick Jameis Winston was selected despite scandals.Tesla showed us the future of home...

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 6:08am