National Day of Civic Hacking

The National Day of Civic Hacking is coming to a city near you. Internationally-supported, these civic hacking events will be in cities around the world bringing together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs to collaborate and build solutions to data, code, and technology.

New Presidential Memorandum on establishing Quadrennial Energy Review

A new memorandum from the President to the heads of executive departments and agencies announces the development of an interagency Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force. The tast force includes members from all relevant executive departments and agencies, who will be tasked with developing an integrated review of energy policy that integrates all of these collective perspectives.

Suburbs offset Low Carbon Footprint of major U.S. Cities

New research from the University of California-Berkeley shows that those who live in cities in the United States have significantly smaller per-capita carbon footprints than their suburban counterparts. The difference is such that suburban dwellers essentially offset the low carbon footprints of urban dwellers.

NREL releases 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap featured on NREL Now

Navigating the complex system of federal and state regulations to secure project approvals is one of the biggest hurdles geothermal power developers face—but not if they’ve got a map outlining every twist and turn.

Four new publications help advance renewable energy development

Four publications giving guidance to policy and decision makers on particular challenges facing renewable energy deployment were released yesterday. As renewable energy becomes more competitive with fossil fuels in OECD countries, reports of this nature can go a long way to supporting more and more development. The four new reports in short:

President Obama presents new Climate Action Plan

President Obama layed out his much anticipated Climate Action Plan tuesday. The President's plan calls for major actions that the administration believes will mitigate the environmental and economic costs of climate change.

Obama's six Climate Action Initiatives:

1. Phasing out Fossil Fuels

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