You've heard all the gripes about wind turbines: they're ugly, they're expensive to build and maintain, they make weird noises, and they kill birds. Might there be another way to capture the power of the wind without relying on traditional windmill designs that have their roots in the ninth century?
While some fossil fuel companies claim they support renewable energy, actions behind the scenes tell a different story. Many are backing front groups to create barriers for the deployment of renewables. These front groups serve as a critical component, adding a supposed "independent" voice to state energy policy debates.
Clinton's leadership on clean energy and climate action stands in stark contrast to the entire field of GOP presidential candidates. Only two Republican hopefuls acknowledge the science of climate change.
For centuries, farmers have been dependent on weather, short growing seasons, fluctuating supply and demand cycles, and a host of environmental factors that make the farming business one of luck as much as agricultural acumen.
I've written previously about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Energy Highway" initiative--the proposal to build high-voltage transmission lines through New York's Hudson River Valley.
Big businesses know climate change is threatening their companies -- and all of us. On Monday, 13 major companies, from General Motors to Microsoft to Coca-Cola, announced they were doing something about it.
Latinos don't need to be told that climate change is a problem that needs addressing. For many of us, environmental issues aren't abstract or far-off problems; they are realities that have severe impacts on our families and communities each and every day.
Climate change constitutes a planetary emergency that we all must confront. And the retirement of these coal plants feels like 200 breaths of fresh air.
Governor Jerry Brown, pressing the California agenda on renewable energy and climate change, followed up his successful appearance earlier this month at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto with what looks like an even more successful appearance at the Pope's summit.
With so much focus on the U.S. commitment to African energy and economic development through Power Africa and Trade Africa, Obama's choice of attending this minor event over other major economic summits scheduled in the region might seem a bit odd.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...
Regardless of Dominion's eagerness to destroy Jamestown and the historical, educational, cultural, recreational, and economic significance attached to this important place, the Army Corps should require an EIS before making an ultimate decision regarding Dominion's ill-conceived proposal. Think about what's at stake.
Add in strong, bipartisan public and business resistance to efforts aimed at slowing this country's clean energy boom, and it's no wonder fossil fuel interests are resorting to desperate tactics such as the propaganda piece by AFP in The Wall Street Journal.
We're all tempted to point fingers at a policy recommendation that will delay achieving a zero emissions future while bolstering fossil fuel and power businesses. Isn't this just business as usual?
Disclosure of electoral spending has widespread support among the public, and it still has support among many Republican state lawmakers. ALEC, it seems, is trying to change that.
The EU and China together account for nearly 40 percent of global carbon emissions, and their cooperation can make an enormous difference to an effective, global response.