The Quadrennial Energy Review

U.S. Department of Energy | Today the U.S. Department of Energy and the White House released the first installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review. It’s more than a great Scrabble word: It’s a comprehensive analysis of what it will take to keep our country’s energy infrastructure running smoothly as our energy economy rapidly changes.

The Way We Power Our Homes May Be On The Verge Of A Major Change

The Washington Post |The way electricity is delivered to homes and businesses is undergoing a significant transition. In the near future, many homeowners will be able to generate and store their own electricity, and that creates a profound challenge for traditional utilities.

Californians Who Conserved Wonder If State Can Overcome Those Who Didn’t

The New York Times | The drought in the West is real, here to stay, and can no longer be ignored. This week, California Governor Jerry Brown’s announced executive action outlining mandatory reductions in water use aimed at cutting consumption 25 percent from 2013 levels over the next year. Here’s a round-up of some of the best reads on this big news.

A Deadly Industry

The Texas Tribune and Houston Chronicle | Oil refineries have a dismal reputation when it comes to worker safety. But the industry’s safety concerns are compounded by the fact that oil refinery fatalities often go uncounted.