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Why Are Progressives Asking Poor Families to Subsidize Wall Street and the Richest Americans?

Tom Dalzell | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green
Tom Dalzell

Even though roof-top solar is still up to three times more expensive than large-scale solar installations, it is favored by Wall Street because it generates billions in profits. These investors have figured out how to win taxpayer subsidies and game the utility pricing system.

Small Businesses: Here's How To Act on Climate and Improve Your Bottom Line

Gina McCarthy | Posted 05.08.2016 | Business
Gina McCarthy

Across the country, small business owners are gaining a competitive edge and improving their bottom line through energy efficiency. Many owners are even able to redirect cost savings to new investments or new positions. It's a win-win; a win for the economy as well as the environment.

Just How Green Will Electricity Production Be In 2050?

Climate Central | Bobby Magill | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Clues to the United States’ energy future are everywhere, if you know where to look. By 205...

Marin Deserves Real Green Power, Not Slick Marketing Campaigns

Tom Dalzell | Posted 08.20.2014 | San Francisco
Tom Dalzell

From the Too Good To Be True department, the latest installment comes courtesy of Marin County's power provider, the Marin Energy Authority: you can have 100% clean, green electricity for less than the cost of traditional power.

This Invention Could Help Us Use Solar Energy Even After The Sun Has Set

Mother Nature Network | Melissa Breyer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have revealed a novel way to store solar energy i...

India Announces Plans For World's Largest Solar Plant

natureheader | Sanjay Kumar | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

India has pledged to build the world’s most powerful solar plant. With a nominal capacity of 4,000 megawatts, comparable to that of four full-size n...

Going Solar Is Now As Easy As Booking An Airline Ticket

Reuters | Nichola Groom | Posted 02.01.2014 | Green

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a first on Monday, an online marketplace will allow U.S. homeowners to weigh options for go...

5 Ways To Support Clean Energy If You Can't Go Solar

Posted 08.20.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Sami Grover: There are major changes underway in the energy sector, and coal-dependent utilities are getting decidedly...

Non-Profit Delivers Solar Energy To Low-Income Neighborhoods

Posted 10.07.2013 | Green

Residential solar power has become increasingly affordable over the past few years as an environmentally friendly, cost-saving alternative to traditio...

Small Solar Installations To Help City Save Millions

Posted 09.09.2013 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: Darn that solar power. There it goes again, saving towns money. The latest victim of the well-known plot to und...

Nuclear Power Is So 20th Century

Terry Tamminen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

With the decision by Southern California Edison to decommission its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), we may now see enough data points to reasonably conclude that the nuclear power era is coming to a close.

Climate Change Solutions That Advance Illinois' Economy and Environment Together

Howard Learner | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Howard Learner

Saving energy saves consumers money. Less pollution means better public health and cleaner lakes and rivers for all. Why would anyone argue that it's somehow smart to waste energy and money?

Our Atomic Dominoes Are Falling

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The list of crippled, non-competitive and near-dead reactors lengthens daily. Few are more critical than San Onofre Units Two and Three, perched on an ocean cliff in the earthquake-tsunami zone between Los Angeles and San Diego.

Mighty Wind

Michael Brune | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Remember red states and blue states? It turns out that it's the red ones that have the most to gain by investing in renewable energy.

Atomic Rate Rigging and the New China Syndrome

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Small wonder the death knell of new U.S. nukes may be upon us. Two reactors proposed for Florida will now, say its would-be builders, cost $24 billio...

Obama's Atomic Solyndra?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Let's relieve the president of this radioactive burden. Let's kill these reactors before they kill us, and take the most significant leap of all toward a green-powered Earth.

Nuclear Power's Green Mountain Grassroots Demise

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

If the citizens of Vermont can shut Yankee, a dam will be breached and the post-Fukushima power of a rising grassroots tsunami will be made tangible. Solartopia will be that much closer.

2012 Is the Year to Finally Bury Nuke Power

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Fukushima has taught us that as long as reactors operate, the apocalyptic clock is ticking. With that in mind, and with the flow of green money turning into a financial tsunami, we can make 2012 the year nuke power finally dies.

Energy Department's Top Efficiency Programs Save Money and Create Jobs

Brian F. Keane | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Brian F. Keane

How is that all of us today are living in homes that are much more efficient than the homes we grew up in.... yet we're all using more energy? The answer lies within each of us. It's how we use energy -- and how we waste it.

Obama's $36 Billion Nuke-Powered Giveaway

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Barack Obama's 2012 budget marks a major escalation in the nuclear war against a green-powered future, whose advocates are already fighting back.

America's Eggshell Nukes

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made it clear that America's 104 licensed atomic power reactors are not accidents waiting to happen. They are accidents in progress.

Another Feeble-Headed Nuke Drops Dead

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

For years reactor backers have touted the "Pebble Bed" design as an "inherently safe" alternative to traditional models. Now its South African developers say they're done pouring money into it.

Corporate Apocalypse vs. Solartopian Survival

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The corporate structure that rules our world must be replaced with a means of organization that serves people and the planet, not the reverse.

Obama's Atomic Blunder

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

In the face of fierce green opposition and withering scorn from both liberal and conservative budget hawks, Obama has done what George W. Bush could not.

Green Power. Who's Buying and Where is it Headed?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its quarterly rankings of the nation's top green power purchasers, with Intel Corporation leading th...