China's urbanization is creating new cities at a mind-boggling rate. Gleaming office towers are rising all over the country and massive amounts of land are being converted to residential and commercial use. Is China growing in an energy and carbon smart fashion? How will that country shape 21st century trends in architecture, land use and urban living?
It’s too early to know precisely how the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear complex will shake up the industry, said experts convened by Climate One on Friday, April 8, in San Francisco. The panel agreed that nuclear power, despite offering the promise of carbon-free electricity and safer next-generation reactors, is challenged by steep upfront costs and where to store spent fuel.
With absent guidance from Congress, energy policymaking in United States has been left to the White House, state lawmakers, and utility executives. Outside of the Oval Office, one of the most influential voices in the debate is Jim Rogers, Chairman and CEO of Duke Energy. On Tuesday, April 5, Rogers spoke at Climate One, in San Francisco, about the future of energy policy in the United States in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.