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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.