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Michigan May Redefine Fuel From Burning Tires As Renewable Energy | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green

A Michigan bill aims to classify fuel made by burning tires and hazardous industrial waste as renewable energy, but environmentalists say that's setti...

What Shale Gas Revolution Means for International Energy Geopolitics and New World Order?

Tuncay Babali | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
Tuncay Babali

Despite its undoubtedly revolutionary and here to stay nature of the shale gas, it has yet to reach out to emerging markets like G20 member countries such as Turkey, South Korea.

Rural Energy Access: The Case for Renewable Energy Mini-Grids

Evan Scandling | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Evan Scandling

Given that the majority of people without electricity live in rural, dispersed communities, it would be wise for the international development community to mobilize energy access strategies that support off-grid renewable energy.

A Win For Renewable Energy Standards

stateline | Jim Malewitz | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists on the Environment

826 Valencia | Posted 06.17.2013 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

The Valencia Bay-farer is 826 Valencia's only in-house newspaper written for students by students (ages 8 to 13). We hope you enjoy these articles.

Let's Upcycle Everything

William McDonough | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
William McDonough

What if we reimagined the potential of the land around our railroad tracks or federal highways, already secure as public rights‐of‐way, as host to renewable power systems?

Let Success Breed Success

Michael Brune | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

We could go on disproportionately subsidizing fossil fuels that harm our health, national security and environment and add insult to injury by actively discouraging development of the energy sectors that will eventually allow us to leave fossil fuels behind.

Energy Security Is Fundamental to Global Security

Bill Richardson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Bill Richardson

In the midst of this year's "Arab Spring," approximately 149 countries formalized the creation of the International Renewable Energy Agency called IRENA, a relatively new entity designed to accelerate renewable energy adoption.

The Big Green Buy: How Government's Purchasing Power Can Drive the Clean-Energy Revolution

Christian Parenti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christian Parenti

An overemphasis on breakthrough inventions can obscure the fact that most of the energy technologies we need already exist. Developing a clean-energy economy is not about gadgets, but new policies.

A Step Toward Recovery from Our Oil Addiction

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

Moving toward a "clean energy economy" will require more than just a re-wiring of the energy grid; it will also take a re-wiring of ourselves -- a conversion, really, of our habits of the heart.

Boulder: We Can't Even Change Our Own Light Bulbs?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Boulder's energy audit program was designed to get people motivated to make energy-efficient improvements. But follow-up surveys found homeowners didn't make even the smallest recommended changes.

Green Nightmare: Burning Biomass is Not Renewable Energy

Jeff Gibbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Gibbs

Ironically, as delegates in Copenhagen are ramping up efforts to preserve forests globally to slow global warming, a technology having the opposite effect is poised to wreak havoc on forests around the world.

The Eco-Sins (and Virtues) of Barack Obama

Jeanie Pyun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanie Pyun

Senator Barack Obama's environmental platform is pretty clear. He supports clean coal, would create five million green-collar jobs if elected President, and would put a million plug-in hybrids on the road by 2015.

Solar Energy Breakthrough

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Crandell

This week's discovery -- using solar power to mimic photosynthesis -- could help us use the huge abundance of sun energy in a way that can give power to people everywhere.

Greening Hollywood: Sen. John Edwards Gets His Green On

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Former Presidential candidate and Democrat from North Carolina, Senator John Edwards joined Santa Monica based Global Green USA Friday as a co-chairma...

Wind Turbine Base Jumping--INSANE!

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Olivia Zaleski

T. Boone Pickens would have a field day with these wild wind turbine base-jumping bandits. This video is insane! Base-jumping off the blade of a giant wind turbine . . . jeeez.