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A Noble Prize for the 21st Century

Terry Tamminen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

The nominees for the Zayed Future Energy Prize won't solve the world's dependence on polluting and limited fossil fuels alone, but at least they are focused on innovative ways that all of us must learn from to make the world more sustainable.

Time to Move Like the Wind to Save Clean Energy

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

Democrats in the House spent the past two years fighting to forge a real, long-term plan for energy independence. Unfortunately, Republicans in the Senate killed every attempt to move forward. This is not acceptable.

NEW DATA: Young Voters Battle Cynicism, But Still Plan to Participate in 2010

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Heather Smith

Young people may be more cynical this election cycle, but they are also even more experienced. If candidates treat them like the sophisticated, energized voting bloc they truly are and address their issues, they will deliver.

Can Senator Merkley's Energy Intervention Break Our Addiction to Oil?

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

While many greens are mourning the death of the cap and renewable energy standard, Senator Merkley is carrying the flame of energy legislation with his Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act.

President Obama Can Accomplish What 40 Years of Presidents Couldn't

Wade Crowfoot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wade Crowfoot

Debate over climate change shouldn't cloud the crystal clear necessity of a federal energy and climate bill that will move the United States from weakness to strength as we reduce and end our dependence on foreign oil.

Learning From The Gulf Oil Spill Could Save Our Planet

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Even as we confront a biblically proportioned flood of undersea crude, our nation spends nearly $1 billion a day -- every day! -- to import foreign oil, while China and other nations rapidly invest in clean energy jobs and industry.

For the First Time This Earth Day

Joe Biden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joe Biden

We've been celebrating Earth Day for 40 years now, but today may be the first one where we are truly able to say that we have started down the road to a real clean energy economy.

American Wind Turbines Sound Like Freedom

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The sound that American wind turbines produce as their giant, breeze-propelled blades whip around is a distinctive: Neh-neh-neh-neh-neh-neh. The anti...

Staying in One of the Catbird Seats

Dr. Vladimir A. Masch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Vladimir A. Masch

In order to stay in one of the catbird seats of the 21st century, and to protect the democratic components of the world order, the US has to do two things.

Beyond Left and Right: Scarborough Says Obama's BP Speech Should Echo JFK's On Space Race (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

President Obama should use his upcoming address about the BP oil spill as a chance to declare a new energy policy that will allow America to lead, arg...

Outrageous Comments by Texas AG Absolving BP in the Weeks After the Oil Spill

Barbara Ann Radnofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ann Radnofsky

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's May 3 BP oil spill press conference following his BP briefing resulted in his declaration that BP had, up to May ...

Eco Etiquette: How Can I Convince My Husband to Use Cloth Diapers?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My husband has been fine ...

Wishing Upon a Star and Other Scientific Methods

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Congressmen in these two states believe that scientific inquiry can be reduced to the fiats of legislation, and that objective truth can be discovered through the passage of state law.

Listen To These Vets

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. John Kerry

Politicians have talked for years about the link between foreign oil and global terrorism. But if you don't want to listen to them, then at least listen to our veterans who have seen the connection firsthand.

Spread the Word: Clean Energy Means New Jobs for Our Generation

Omarion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a time when our country has so many problems that appear unsolvable, we do have a solution that can make our communities more prosperous. We can take control of our energy future.

'Climate Patriots' (VIDEO): Fighting Global Climate Change Will Help Ensure America's Security

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fighting climate change is not only good for the Earth, but apparently it's also patriotic. National security and climate change may not be the like...

How to Green Your 2010

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether you call them resolutions, goals, or lifestyle changes, here are four key measures you can take to make 2010 easier on the planet.

Congress Weans Us Off the Teat of Foreign Oil with Concessions to Offshore Drilling

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Weaning America off the teat of foreign oil is something that every citizen can agree is a good thing. It will start to put funding into renewable energy infrastructure that we so desperately need.

Bipartisan Support for a National Energy Plan

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

The lack of a national energy plan has been worrying me for most of my professional career. Beginning in the 70s, I noticed America's oil import numbers were trending in the wrong direction.

Now Is The Time: Pass the NAT GAS Act

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

The NAT GAS Act is the only way I know to quickly and effectively reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It will also save consumers thousands of dollars on fuel costs and protect our environment.

Time Is Money -- About Half a Million Dollars a Minute

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

We pay for both sides of the War on Terror, and we've been doing so for decades. That's got to be one of the stupidest things I've ever heard of.

Stop Worrying About World Crude Supplies

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

Spending time worrying over global oil maneuvers by foreign governments is a waste of time and money. We should have a national project to use domestic natural gas and reduce our imports of foreign oil.

Harnessing Nature's Power

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

Why keep buying foreign crude when we could be making energy right here in Utah from sunlight, wind and geothermal power?

Is Cap-And-Trade Dead This Year?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats are all but admitting that they're killing off cap-and-trade for this year's legislative season. When the time comes, they will be blaming the Republicans, even though their own cowardice is the real culprit.

Let's Trash the Guzzlers!

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jack Hidary

Obama came out with a plan yesterday to address the auto sector's woes. He called for an immediate program to get inefficient cars off the road and incent Americans to buy efficient cars.