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Environmental Innovation: Nice or Necessity?

Brian Kennell | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Environmental innovations are much more than nice; they are also fiscally sound practices that add value and provide a tremendous boost to the bottom line. And eventually, they have a domino effect

Expanding Access to Energy Will Strengthen Africa's Human Capacity and Economic Growth

Amini Kajunju | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Amini Kajunju

Each and every day throughout sub-Saharan Africa, some 600 million people - or two-thirds of the region's population - are still living without access to electricity and other modern energy services. In rural communities, that number climbs to a startling 85 percent.

The Political Moment for a Renewable Economy

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

The president could build the economic recovery around the need to develop a more sustainable economy. His major infrastructure investment could be a public-private partnership to build a smart grid.

"Drill, baby, drill" Is Coming to Indian Country

Tim Giago | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics
Tim Giago

The oil impact prompted Hall to ask Congress for housing to support a new health facility, funds to address the severe damage that oil and gas development has caused to the roads on the reservation.

The Military and Clean Tech: The Importance of Speed When Fighting for Energy Reform

Jon Gensler | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green
Jon Gensler

In modern warfare, speed and accuracy on the battlefield are everything. But the Army is falling well behind its mandates and goals to be at 25 percent renewables for its electricity needs by 2025.

After a Scorching Week, Wind Power Lessons From the Texas Heat Wave

Denise Bode | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green
Denise Bode

For three straight days in the real world last week, wind made the difference between keeping the lights on and the air conditioners running -- and rolling blackouts.

Does Drilling For Electricity Make Sense?

scientificamerican.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Harnessing the earth's heat to generate electricity has long been an overlooked renewable resource, despite having produced power reliably in Italy si...

Reimagining Israel's Negev

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

Down south in the Negev desert, increasing militarization is constant --at least 80% of the land there is used for military training purposes, including weaponry development.

GoCause at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: How Two-Wheelers Will Save Our Planet

Matt Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Hooper

By building trails where rails used to be, RTC has transformed industrial waste into something useful, beautiful and organic.

Al Gore Explains How Call For Climate Change Action Is Similar To Civil Rights Movement (Video)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The push for government action on climate change is like the US civil rights movement, according to former Vice President Al Gore. Both causes depende...

Eco Etiquette: Can I Recycle Wine Corks?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I love to entertain. I dutifully recycle all our empty wine and champagne bottles but feel a little guilty about tossing out the corks. After all the ...

The Era of Xtreme Energy: Life After the Age of Oil

Michael T. Klare | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Barring a staggering surprise, we will remain for years to come in a no-man's-land between the Petroleum Age and an age that will see the great flowering of renewable energy.

The Oxymoron of Clean Coal (Joe Biden Had it Right Before He Had it Wrong.)

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Clean coal is a lie. The catch-all term is used by politicians and coal advocates alike to lull the American public into complacency.

British PM Calls For $100 Billion Global Green Fund

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Friday called for a global fund worth $100 billion a year to tackle climate change in the developing world, ahead ...

A Sustainable New Orleans Rises After Katrina

nytimes.com | KATIE HOWELL of Greenwire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There is a big push in the Big Easy for dramatically improving energy efficiency in homes and public buildings....

Newly Uncovered Enzymes Turn Corn Plant Waste Into Biofuel

Ethiopian News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cellulose-loving fungi can cut biofuel costs by enabling existing corn ethanol plants to process cheaper, woody feedstocks such as corn stover....

Stimulus Money Goes To Nissan, Ford, Tesla: Detroit Free Press

ecogeek.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Both the big auto giants and the lightweight electric startups applied for as much of said money as possible, and the Department of Energy is moments ...

GE Plans Tools To Reduce Household Energy Costs

BusinessWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

General Electric Co. said Tuesday that it is developing a package of energy saving and generating tools that could help homeowners achieve zero cost o...

Unknown Water Demands Of Biofuel Feedstocks

nytimes.com | KATIE HOWELL of Greenwire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Extensive studies are needed to understand the water needs of biofuel production from cellulosic feedstocks or other next-generation sources, federal ...

Fuel-Cell Toyota By 2015

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toyota Motor, the world's top automaker, plans to roll out a fuel-cell car by 2015 in its push to stay ahead in the global race for green autos, vice ...