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Climate Change Is an Opportunity, Not a Threat

Prem Shankar Jha | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Prem Shankar Jha

NEW DELHI -- At the Paris climate talks, the international community should resolve to phase out fossil fuel power plants and instead support biofuels and solar -- two technologies that have rapidly advanced to become competitive, efficient and sustainable.

Flying on Fat, Farm Waste and Trash

XPRIZE | Posted 10.12.2016 | Green

Passengers who frequent United Airlines' West Coast shuttle service between Los Angeles and San Francisco will soon be doing their part to save the planet simply by taking their seats and fastening their seatbelts.

Good News: PUC Says No to Big Island Biofuels Project

Richard Ha | Posted 03.02.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

In this case, a grassroots group of folks came together spontaneously to advocate for low-cost electricity on behalf of the rubbah slippah folks on the Big Island. We called ourselves the Big Island Community Coalition (BICC).

Senators Face Uphill Battle With Latest Push

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - A group of U.S. Senators introduced a bill on Thursday to eliminate the corn ethanol...

Obama Administration Move Has Some Blasting 'Collateral Damage'

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

By Cezary Podkul NEW YORK, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Ben Wootton was just getting ready to bring his company out of bankruptcy last month whe...

EPA May Reduce Ethanol Blending Volumes For 2014

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green

By Cezary Podkul NEW YORK, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Federal environmental regulators are expected to significantly reduce their biofuel ble...

Europe Moves Ahead With Algae Biofuel Project

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - A European Union-backed project to produce biofuels from algae moved a step forward on Thursday by producing its first cro...

Is (Yucky) Algae the Future of Biofuels?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

The world's algae can provide a reliable and efficient source of power and energy, without the side effects that other fuels have on our environment, and on our wallet.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Tiny Solution For Big Oil Problem? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

"Directed evolution" may save our polluted planet. At least, chemical engineer Dr. Frances Arnold sees it that way. The recent National Medal of T...

Drop in Oil Consumption Signals Power of Free Market

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The large bulk of oil consumption is from transportation, and as laid out in painful detail on SmartPlanet, the drop is not due to greater vehicle efficiency. So what is driving this drop?

Is Clean Energy Doomed If President Obama Is Not Re-Elected?

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
Natalie Pace

As the founder and CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Michael and his team are the world's most comprehensive providers of independent analysis, data and news in the clean energy and carbon markets.

A Watershed in the Development of the Bio-based Economy?

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Stephan B. Tanda

The bio-based economy is far more than just bio-fuels. It is also about replacing the oil-based chemicals and materials in cars, shoes or electronic goods, with chemicals and materials derived from renewable biomass

Time to Switch to Switchgrass

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Daniel J. Graeber

USGS scientists have developed a method for mapping grasslands that could be well suited for growing biofuel crops. This boils down to good and basic natural resource management. But just as scientists note that just because it's green doesn't' make it clean, switchgrass has its problems.

Green. Peace. The Netherlands Take the LEED.

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Natalie Pace

There is much to be learned from the Dutch, who have found a way, through public and private partnerships, cultural indoctrination and political will to make green peace a part of daily life.

Roasting by an Open Fire: Eco-Friendly or Health Threat?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Some of our local experts see wood as a future fuel, a serious source of biomass energy. But the realities and science of air quality could cause us to question some of our long held assumptions about the wholesomeness of a fire.

7 Game-Changing Green Advancements You Should Know About

Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

As temperatures rise and populations get larger, it's clear that breakthroughs in green technology hold the key to the survival of Earth and all the s...

Rebecca Dolan

Airlines Turn To Biofuels | Rebecca Dolan | Posted 11.21.2011 | Travel

Aviation is responsible for an estimated 2 percent of human-generated carbon dioxide emissions. The industry's rapid growth is doing nothing to decrea...

Leaded, Unleaded or Merlot? The Wine-Powered Vehicle Has Arrived

Organic | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green

Cars that run on only one type of fuel? That's so pre-millennium. How about a car that runs on wine? Or cheese? Or both?

World's Weirdest Alternative Fuels

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.13.2011 | Green

From human waste to rabbits to ... love handles, there's no doubt scientists are exploring a wide, weird range of sources to fuel our energy demands. ...

Biofuel Plant Wants to Eat D.C.'s Grease

David Ferris | Posted 10.05.2011 | Green
David Ferris

A startup is proposing to take millions of gallons of grease from Washington D.C.'s restaurants and turn it into biofuel that would help run the region's trucks and buses.

Lucia Graves

Senate Votes To End Ethanol Tax Credit | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted on Thursday to kill a major break for the ethanol industry while leaving the door open to future negotiations on contin...

Lucia Graves

Midwestern Senators Introduce Alternative To Cutting Ethanol Subsidies | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of Midwestern senators introduced a bill Tuesday as an alternative to Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) proposal to end the...

Foods That Can Be Biofuels

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home

When Doc Brown used the contents of Marty McFly's garbage to fuel up the DeLorean, it represented a brighter, happier future where we had found a way ...

Obama Aims for Elusive Goal of Energy Independence

Mason Inman | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

While Obama's energy blueprint calls for putting many well-established technologies into place, research continues on several cutting-edge energy-related technologies.

Climate Revolutions

Tommy Stadlen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tommy Stadlen

When tomorrow's historians assess the origins of the Arab Spring Revolution, a number of plausible causes will present themselves. But central among them will be the role climate change has played in increased food prices.