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One Solution to the World's Wars: Alternative Energy

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.10.2014 | Home
Michael Shammas

Crimea, once part of Ukraine, is now part of Russia (at least according to Putin). Yet so far, this dramatic move is being met with relatively weak responses from the United States and Europe.

Why Aren't More People Buying Green Cars?

Brian Moody | Posted 06.11.2014 | Home
Brian Moody

Tax credits, low emissions and super high mpg are all worthy goals, but in the end, it's all about the price. Lower the price and sell more cars -- in this case, it's just that simple.

Kate Sheppard

Senators Launch Fight To Break Through 'Special Interest Lies' On Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON –- A group of Senate Democrats is planning a new offensive on climate change, one that members hope will galvanize congressional colleagu...

This Study May Change The Way You Think About Natural Gas

Rod Kuckro | Posted 12.14.2013 | Home
Rod Kuckro

Just a few years ago, it seemed the nation's good fortune for having discovered abundant fuel to make electricity and manufacture a host of everyday products might be reversed by a handful of critics. But a recent study from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the University of Texas may be the single most comforting piece of news this year for gas producers, their customers and everyone concerned about emissions and air quality.

8 Greenest Cities Embracing Alternative Fuel

Posted 12.13.2013 | Home

Every sector of our society is looking for “the next big thing,” that one change or discovery to move our nation forward. For the energy sector, o...

GMO E. Coli Could Turn Plant Waste Into Fuel

Posted 03.28.2013 | Home

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Plant waste has long been seen as a possible source of sustainable biofuels, and new research out of Rice ...

U.S. Energy Independence: A Step in the Wrong Direction?

Bill Destler | Posted 03.25.2013 | Home
Bill Destler

We need to do more than just reduce our dependence on oil and gas imported from abroad. We need to reduce our dependence on these fuels, period. True American energy leadership can only be shown by working toward the rapid development of sustainable energy sources.

The End Is Really Not Nigh

Nina Burleigh | Posted 03.11.2013 | Home
Nina Burleigh

By some accounts, there have been at least 200 documented, date-specific end-of-world predictions in the last two millennia. Now, having just passed u...

A 'Sustainable' Military?

Rachel Smolker | Posted 02.03.2013 | Home
Rachel Smolker

This past week, the Senate voted to strike language from the National Defense Authorization Act that would have limited military use of biofuels

The Future of Natural Gas -- An Interview With Raymond Learsy

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Daniel J. Graeber

Massive natural gas discoveries along with new extraction techniques have led many to claim natural gas as the fuel of the future. Yet why have we seen so many negative publications and reports?

42 Years of Celebrating Our Planet: How Far We've Come and Where We Need To Go

Sen. Tom Carper | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Sen. Tom Carper

As we observe Earth Day this year, we recognize the progress we have made to help clean up our nation's air and water and preserve its natural resources, but we also recognize there's still plenty of work to do.

Sustainability Is in the Air

Astrid Caldas | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
Astrid Caldas

At Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro, while waiting for the plane to start taxiing for take off, I glanced at the next plane over and was surprised to read on the engine that it was powered by biofuel.

Qantas Is The Latest Airline To Announce Biofuel Flight

Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

Beleaguered Australian airline Qantas might have boosted its image Monday when it announced that it is going to launch a flight using sustainable fuel...

Environmental Regulations Aren't Job Killers, Study Says

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 10.21.2011 | Home

A study from a multi-state air quality agency suggests that there may be a huge economic incentive to enacting a clean fuels standard (CFS) and pursui...

Dept. of Defense Planning Large-Scale Integration of Electric Vehicles

Dawn Teo | Posted 08.23.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

The Department of Defense is at the genesis of large-scale integration of plug-in electric vehicles into its non-tactical ground fleet as part of efforts toward expanding usage of alternative fuel vehicles.

Andrea Stone

Air Force Is Going Green, Flies F-15 Fueled On Plant Oil Over Phillies Home Opener | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home

The sellout crowd that turned out Friday to watch the Phillies win their home opener against the Houston Astros in Philadelphia was treated to a pre-g...

Corporate Hyperbole

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Edward Flattau

A guilty verdict should be rendered against the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) for misleading hyperbole associated with its defense of destructive mountaintop-removal mining.

Chavez Foolishly Threatens Oil Cutoff

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Raymond J. Learsy

When Hugo Chavez's bellicosity goes one step too far we should at least have a tool of policy to make him aware that access to the American market can no longer be taken for granted.

Exclusive First Drive! Nissan's 2011 Leaf EV

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Parker

While Toyota's Prius gas/electric hybrid has been the Official State Car of Santa Monica for some years now, Leaf is definitely worthy of taking a shot at the title.

Bill Nelson: Keeping Florida (and Planet Earth) Safe From Big Oil

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has a reputation as a staunch advocate for all Floridians and a moderate voice in the increasingly partisan world of national politics. Now, he's a leading responder to the Gulf spill.

WATCH: How Can Los Angeles Get Off Oil?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Grayson

How can our smoggiest city move past its addiction to oil once and for all? See what environmental leaders, policymakers, and eco celebs had to say at Tuesday's LA Get Off Oil Day rally.

The Murkowski Resolution: A Step Backward for American Clean Energy

Lisa P. Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa P. Jackson

Going back to a failed approach and deepening our oil addiction, as Sen. Murkowski's amendment would do, at the very moment a massive spill is devastating families and businesses runs contrary to our national interests.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch As Possible Fuel Source?

Discovery News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Scientist Charles Moore has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the insidious plastic soup swirling in the North Pacific, but he has said that ...

LA Auto Show: Green and Smaller Could Mean Big Profits for Automakers

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Companies that have earned enormous profits selling giant trucks and SUVs are in the process of re-branding themselves as responsible corporate citizens with an obligation to society.

Water Crisis, Energy Crisis, Vicious Cycle

Gal Luft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gal Luft

As Solomon correctly points out, we cannot address the water challenge without access to affordable energy. Conversely, we cannot solve the energy challenge without addressing the water challenge.