Climate change is a "threat multiplier" and worse than many of the challenges the U.S. military is already grappling with, according to a new report b...
If constructed, the facility could see some six to eight million tons of coal and refinery waste exported overseas every year (that's about six coal-fired power plants worth of coal).
The collapse of soaring oil prices signaled the beginning of the 2008 Great Recession. This milder repeat performance is not so confusing if we look at the basics -- and remember that what counts about oil is not where it is produced, or exactly how much we need, but its price.
Instead of lagging behind relatively little states like Massachusetts, Florida ought to be neck-in-neck with big Sunbelt states like California, Arizona and Nevada when it comes to deploying solar energy.
The U.S. did not apply the knee-jerk capitalistic model of mobilizing competition. Had we succumbed to that model, the government might have offered grants and other incentives to encourage individual scientists, universities, private and publicly held companies to compete in a race to develop the bomb -- with benefits to the winner.
Yes, it's true that about a third of species we've evaluated are threatened with extinction, and that we've killed about half of all our wildlife in the past forty years. But with all the gloomy predictions being thrown about, you may not know that the Sixth Mass Extinction is not a done deal.
Part II of II In Part I I asserted "two truths": that the People's Climate March was an amazing and valuable...
Altaeros Energies is developing turbine-equipped tubular helium balloons that float up to 2,000 feet in the air to capture wind energy. (From Altaero...
All this good clean energy news lately, and I haven't talked about the recent college victories! Last month, thanks to tremendous student activism, officials at the University of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill and the University of Georgia announced significant steps related to moving beyond coal.
There is more to having boundless energy than just drinking an energy drink. It's a lifestyle. It's about eating the right foods and having the right habits. It's something once done right comes to you second nature.
Oceans absorb carbon dioxide and 90 percent of the heat caused by human activity--making their warming a critical topic for climate research. Two new ...
The success of a business should depend on the quality of service provided. And while this logic guides most private enterprise in our country, electricity markets march to a different tune. The existing market structure has two other significant drawbacks.
Grit is having both the passion and the perseverance to achieve a goal, and grit often predicts who achieves the highest levels of success in school and at work.
We can get energy from improving technologies as we perform the same useful work more efficiently. Last week, the public utility in Seattle got the green light to buy and sell the energy from energy efficiency just like energy from any other source.
If the U.S. is to reap the maximum benefits from the development of this resource, whether in manufacturing or in the quality of life of its citizens, it needs coherent federal strategies and partnerships that will build public appreciation of the impacts in all dimensions, and at global, national and local scales.
From the policy perspective, the question is: How do we alter the calculus that drives behavior?