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Making Holidays Bright -- and Affordable

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.04.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

The winter holidays often have a bad reputation as the most budget-busting time of the year, but with proper planning, they don't have to be.

Cheap Oil vs Clean Energy: A Strong Environmental Trade-Off

Thanos Niforos | Posted 09.02.2016 | Green
Thanos Niforos

The combination of robust world crude oil supply growth and weak global demand has contributed to rising global inventories and falling crude oil prices. The obvious winners of a lower oil price are oil importers and energy intensive sectors but a speculation that cheaper fossil fuels would mean a serious setback for renewables has been rife.

New Clean Energy Standards Will Give Boost to Small Business Community

John Arensmeyer | Posted 08.07.2016 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

We hope states will move forward with implementing the new EPA standards soon. It's the best thing for small businesses and our economy.

How Schools Can Reduce Energy Costs and Promote a Sustainable Future

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.03.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

Part III of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, Managing Principal of The Stone House Group When you think back on yo...

Support Solar, But Not At The Cost Of The Working Poor

Jeff Johnson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Jeff Johnson

Low income households that are already spending a significant portion of their income on household energy costs shouldn't be saddled with additional financial burdens because of their wealthier neighbors' decision to install rooftop solar systems.

For Hispanic Families, Affordable Energy is Key

Javier Palomarez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Javier Palomarez

Recent reports estimate that 62 percent of Hispanic households have annual incomes below $50,000, of which about 20 percent goes to pay for energy.

Bulgarian Government Resigns

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2013 | World

By Sam Cage and Tsvetelia Tsolova SOFIA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Bulgaria's government resigned on Wednesday after violent nationwide prote...

Team Energy Star Focuses on a New Audience to Save Energy: Kids

Diane MacEachern | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Diane MacEachern

Using energy efficiently starts at home with simple actions like turning off the lights or computer when they're not being used. The challenge is getting people -- especially kids -- to flip that switch to "off."

Electricity Rates Unlikely to Rise

David Vognar | Posted 08.05.2012 | Chicago
David Vognar

There are many ways for future electricity rates to go down while coal use also declines. Illinois' renewable portfolio standard aims to get 25 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2025, and in the process, shrink bills.

Stay Warmer and Richer With These 6 Winterizing Tips

InvestingAnswers | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green

A high yearly utility bill can certainly take a toll on your wallet. But with a little ingenuity and some inexpensive accessories, nearly anyone can learn how to save money on heating bills.

Chevron Posts Big Profit With Help Of High Gas Prices

Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Matt Daily) - Chevron Corp, the second-largest U.S. oil company, reported a 43 percent jump in quarterly profit on Friday, beating Wall Stre...

Telling the Truth About Planetary-Scale Socialsm

Gernot Wagner | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Gernot Wagner

One of the more powerful quotes about the importance of taking nature seriously goes back to Oystein Dahle: "Socialism collapsed because it did not allow the market to tell the economic truth. Capitalism may collapse because it does not allow the market to tell the ecological truth."

Global Food Prices Only Getting Higher This Decade: Report

Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

PARIS (Gus Trompiz) - World commodity prices will keep up their relentless push higher this decade compared to previous years, supported by burgeoning...

Top Financial Concerns Of Corporate America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

Americans might see a depression on the horizon, but things seem to be picking up in the corporate sector. In comparison to last Fall, chief financ...

The Navy's Tactical Strike on Fossil Fuel Use

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

For the Navy, going green is about security and reducing dangerous reliance on fossil fuels from volatile parts of the world. Moving away from fossil fuels saves soldiers' lives.

The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future

Anne Butterfield | Posted 06.19.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

The talking point about the high cost of renewable energy has become a litany for the fossil fuel crowd.

Federal Reserve Plans To Hold Steady Despite Volatile International Climate

Reuters | Pedro Nicolaci da Costa and Mark Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve maintained its ultra-loose monetary policy on Tuesday, saying the economy was gaining traction while flaggi...

The Case Against Compact Florescent Light Bulbs

John Kremer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Kremer

I believe we shouldn't be banning the old technology altogether when there are too many concerns about this new technology. We are rushing to judgment, and rushing perhaps in the wrong the direction.

Action to Reduce Energy Costs Will Boost Job Growth

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

This op-ed appeared in The Capitol on June 29, 2010. Energy costs are high in New York State - nearly twice the national average. This is a major dr...

The Real Results of Copenhagen Will Be Seen in Our Cities

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

It is in NYC's buildings that the real impact of sustainability policy will be felt. As our homes and businesses are weatherized and our old appliances are replaced by energy efficient models, the sentiments of Copenhagen become a reality.

Americans Want To Save Energy; We're Going To Help Them Make It Happen

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

We've created a website that allows me to plug in information about my home and lifestyle, along with my goal to "lose" $20 off my monthly utility bill, and then find out exactly how to make it happen.

Top Seven Key Green Election Issues

The Daily Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Daily Green compiled a list of the top seven key green election issues. 1. Global Warming Both Obama and McCain agree that global warming is re...

Soaring Heat Costs Leave Record Number Facing Potential Energy Shut-Offs

New York Times | ERIK ECKHOLM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After struggling with soaring heating costs through the winter, millions of Americans are behind on electric and gas bills, and a record number of fam...