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Africa's Economic Promise

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 11.17.2016 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

By Peyton Fleming MARRAKECH, Morocco - The Africa that I visited recently was very different from what I had read about in U.S. newspapers. Instead o...

This Incredible 'Boiling River' Is A Scientific Enigma

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.23.2016 | Science

When geoscientist and National Geographic explorer Andrés Ruzo was growing up in Lima, Peru, his grandfather used to tell him wild stories of Spanish...

Ten Challenges to De-Carbonizing Our Energy Supply

Kenneth M. Klemow | Posted 02.17.2017 | Green
Kenneth M. Klemow

Proponents of alternative energy were left scratching their heads last December over a report that the town council from Woodland, N.C., rejected a proposal to rezone a parcel of land to allow a proposed solar farm.

Dominica's Citizenship Programme "Main Source of FDI", Officials Say

Till Bruckner | Posted 02.15.2017 | World
Till Bruckner

Like several other countries in the Caribbean, the Commonwealth of Dominica, an independent island-state with just 72,000 inhabitants, runs an economi...

To Cut Emissions Faster, U.S. Should Ditch Tax Credit-Based Subsidies for Renewable Energy

The Conversation US | Posted 01.14.2017 | Green
The Conversation US

Congress last month extended valuable tax credits to producers of electricity from wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels, a move that came as a relief to an industry that has experienced rapid growth in recent years.

The Falling Costs of Renewable Energy: No More Excuses

Adnan Z. Amin | Posted 11.26.2016 | Green
Adnan Z. Amin

Historically, cost was cited as one of the primary barriers to switching from fossil-based energy sources like oil, coal and gas to renewable energy sources like solar, wind and geothermal.

Is Geothermal Power the Answer to Indonesia's Energy Demand?

Antonia Sohns | Posted 05.06.2016 | Green
Antonia Sohns

Indonesia has the largest geothermal reserves in the world. Yet, the government's failure to manage its natural resources effectively and reform its regulatory environment remains an obstacle to fully tap into the country's renewable energy wealth.

James Cave

This State May Be The First To Run On 100% Renewable Energy | James Cave | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green

With strong trade winds, volcanic heat and abundant solar and hydropower, the Hawaiian islands have a plethora of natural resources. Yet the state...

Lava Amps: Tapping into Volcano Power

XPRIZE | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology

If you're familiar with geothermal energy, you know most existing geothermal projects rely on high-temperature permeable rock relatively near the surface that has its own naturally occurring water supply.

An Open Letter to Warren Buffett: Why Not Run Those Coal-Fired Plants on Carbon Dioxide?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
Clay Farris Naff

The cost of building new conventional generators is astronomical. If you get a jump on this and find a way to make it profitable, fields of opportunity will open as other coal-fired plants shut down. And you just might blaze a trail toward a carbon-neutral future.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

One Solution to the World's Wars: Alternative Energy

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Crimea, once part of Ukraine, is now part of Russia (at least according to Putin). Yet so far, this dramatic move is being met with relatively weak responses from the United States and Europe.

Iran: Nuclear Energy for War or Peace? A Renewable Suggestion

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

One of the many serious issues the planet faces is whether or not Iran's nuclear program is to develop weapons or to be able to turn on a switch for l...

Gas Fracking: No Time for Nuance

Carl Safina | Posted 10.04.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

What kind of country exempts one practice -- fracking for gas -- from its Clean Water Act, since the process contaminates water? The America I want and have loved doesn't sell its core values -- and yet we've done just that for fracking.

A Better Way for Clean Energy Investment

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

While many Americans would like to see us move toward "green energy" as a means to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and fossil fuels in general, such a move should be driven by market forces, not the strong arm of government and crony capitalism.

Saturn's Age-Defying Secret Revealed

Posted 05.06.2013 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 05/06/2013 11:47 AM EDT on As planets age, they typically become cooler and darker, but astronomers have long...

The Future of Renewable Energy: Interview With Bloomberg New Energy Finance CEO Michael Liebreich

James Grundvig | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
James Grundvig

One year, 200 analysts, 850 participants, and an energy report with surprising results came out of this year's Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Sum...

Bike Power Week, April 15-19

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Natalie Pace

The goal of Bike Power week is that people will get creative on how to do without gasoline for five days and in so doing, find ways to make lasting, cleaner choices in their lives.

Alaska's Geothermal Energy For Sale?

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Alaska will offer potential developers the chance to explore geothermal resources...

We Need New Action on Renewable Electricity at Rio+20

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Twenty years after the first Earth Summit in Rio, it is time that world leaders return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Rio+20 Earth Summit and step up their game on renewable electricity.

Community Power vs. the Kochs

Aaron Bartley | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Aaron Bartley

While the oil and gas lobby dominates at the federal level, communities across the United States are making great strides in gaining control of energy production by advancing an impressive range of renewable projects.

Headlines You'll Never Read About Renewables...

Andrew Winston | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Our days of relying on fossil fuels are numbered. That's not a political or moral statement -- it's a scientific one.

Is County 'Pitkin' A Fight With Oil And Gas?

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.17.2011 | Denver

Pitkin County Commissioners may seek tougher regulations again in an effort to prevent drilling in the Thompson Divide area, the Aspen Times reports. ...

Fearing Nuclear Power, Japan Looks To Hot Springs For Energy

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green

BBC News reports that on the heels of Japan's nuclear disaster, the country is looking into other sources of energy, including geothermal. Geothermal ...

The New Thirty Years' War

Michael T. Klare | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Michael T. Klare

A 30-year war for energy preeminence? You wouldn't wish it even on a desperate planet. But that's where we're headed and there's no turning back.