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Hope Is a Future Powered By the Wind and the Sun

Steve Sawyer | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Steve Sawyer

For the second year in a row, fossil related emissions have not increased. This has never happened before with the global economy still growing.

Why We Should Start Thinking About Energy The Way We Think About Food

Posted 08.25.2015 | Green

Just 50 years ago, the outlook on organic and sustainable eating was bleak. Shifts in policy and attempts at mass education lacked effectiveness. Mean...

A GI Bill for Millennials

William S. Becker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
William S. Becker

Congress should amend the President's free tuition idea to create the civilian equivalent of a GI Bill for young adults who engage in 1-3 years of national service. That single change would turn the President's proposal from a college giveaway to an opportunity that serves both the individual and the country.

How to Finance an Energy Revolution

William S. Becker | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
William S. Becker

All the financing tools -- federal, state, local and private -- could be mobilized in a national campaign to create a low-carbon U.S. economy, and to achieve it more rapidly than any other major energy shift in American history.

Energy 2030: The Next Generation Of Energy Policy

Elizabeth Tate | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Elizabeth Tate

Every unit of energy we do not consume is a unit we don't have to pay for or extract. Energy efficiency is affordable, abundant, adaptable, widely deployable and constantly innovating, evolving and expanding into new applications.

The Year Humans Become Self-Aware

David Monsma | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
David Monsma

Historians will look back at the period between 2000 and 2015 and wonder, with all that was happening, why didn't more people realize that clean energy and technology would become as much of a driving force for the global economy as dirty energy had been a century before?

Morning in Davos?

Ian Bremmer | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Ian Bremmer

2013-01-23-FinalDavosDiariesbanner.jpgIn Davos, we see firsthand that the sunny and the snowy can coexist. The same holds true for bullish and bearish signals in the global economy this year.

Energy: Who Cares?

Jeffrey Ball | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Ball

This holiday weekend, many Americans will feel what seems a powerful pain at the pump. But an American energy revolution that shifted meaningfully away from fossil fuels would require something more than episodic financial pain. It would require ongoing economic smarts.

Nuclear Power and Democracy Don't Mix

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

On Monday South Korea deported three senior Greenpeace staff, known for their role in our campaign against that country's nuclear expansion plans. What is it the industry and its government sponsors fear?

Education Is Key to an "All-of-the-Above" Energy Policy

David Holt | Posted 04.28.2012 | Education
David Holt

Educators and parents have long recognized the need to focus more on math and science. Now, it is time for policymakers, businesses and communities to stand up and play a more active role in training our next generation of energy professionals.

Thoughts on Whose Ass Obama Should Kick

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

President Obama asked yesterday "whose ass to kick" over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. I have a few ideas.

The Ghost of Power Cuts Past Returns to Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Cuba can no longer resell a portion of the barrels that come from Caracas and this -- along with the international financial problems -- has forced it to re-impose the cuts.