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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.

Tanana -- Tiny City in Yukon Takes a Giant Renewable Step

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

In DC, our leaders are arguing over how much of our Alaskan wilderness we should open up for oil and gas extraction. In the meantime, some enterprising folks, with a lot less clout but a lot at stake, have decided to go their own renewable way.

Don't Nuke the Budget!

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Slashing social services, environmental protection and so much more to pay for new nuclear plants is not the way to a sustainable green-powered Earth.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Wind Power Noise Dispute On Tranquil Maine Island Intensifies

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green

While thousands of wind power enthusiasts and industry representatives gather in Anaheim Calif. for Windpower 2011, the American Wind Power Associatio...

The China-Europe-America Smackdown

Terry Tamminen | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

America, it could be worse. We could be Europe. I mean, we're still mostly in the race with China -- in the past five years, they improved energy effi...

Start the Green Revolution Without U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Not that long ago, it seemed Americans had decided, for economic, national security, and environmental reasons, we were going to be enthusiastic participants in the green revolution. But the pendulum has clearly swung in the other direction.

Renewable Energy and the Little Engine That Could

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

I have often thought the uphill climb faced by advocates of renewable energy was like the "little blue engine" of the post-industrial age. Is it possible to power that engine of economic growth with renewables instead of coal and oil?

Here Come a Bunch of Bills Aimed at Blocking EPA's Ability to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

The Climate Post offers a rundown of the week in climate and energy news The Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mic...

Weekly Mulch: Can Clean Energy Curb Climate Change? Probably Not.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger During the State of the Union address earlier this week, President Barack Obama spoke at length about clea...

Xcel Energy Explores Expedited Closure Of Coal-Fired Unit

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Xcel Energy Inc. is studying what it would take to speed up its timetable for retiring some coal-fired power plants to help Colorado me...

Some Progress in Cancún Climate Talks, but Mostly a Morass of Competing, Even Mutually Exclusive Interests

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

Monday, negotiators at the Cancún climate summit got down to brass tacks, settling into "vast, sunless meeting rooms, intent on restoring the credibility of a process aimed at slowing global warming."

A Mighty Wind

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

If economically-challenged Michigan can create 89,000 clean energy manufacturing jobs in three years with the right energy policies, just think what could happen for the entire country if Congress committed to clean energy.

Pre-Election Maneuvering Marked by Fits of Climate Skepticism

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

The Climate Post Offers a Rundown of the Week in Climate and Energy News. "Recent comments from top White House and congressional contenders suggest ...

Voters Overwhelmingly Support Clean Energy Candidates

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Americans know a good idea when they see one. No matter how many millions of dollars the deep-pocketed polluters spend on spreading mistruths this el...

The Revolution Has Begun - "The Shift Hits the Fan"

Kenny Ausubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kenny Ausubel

The Revolution Has Begun - "The Shift Hits the Fan" By Kenny Ausubel Co-CEO and Founder, Bioneers Opening the Bioneers Conference, October 15th, 2010,...

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.

Suburb Sprawls Sustainability

Ben Zolno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ben Zolno

Check out this new video about how a subdivision farm works with the restaurant just a few yards away, which serves their food often just hours after harvest.

Is the "Nuclear Renaissance" Dead Yet?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

It is now clearer than ever that atomic energy cannot compete. After a half-century this technology still can't face the prospect of full liability for the disasters it might impose.

Weekly Mulch: Want to Combat Climate Change? Ignore Congress.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Congress comes back into session next week, but environmentalists and climate change activists have given ...

New Energy Report: There's a Bright Spot

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Review 2009 was released in August, and there are two aspects of the report that will seem like qualified environmental victories.

Another Wake-Up Call For The World's Biggest Oil Junkie

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howie Klein

OK, America, it's time to get real about energy. The explosion and destruction of the Horizon deepwater rig and the subsequent oil spill disaster are only the latest in a series of wake-up calls you've received. Are you listening now?

The Triple Curse of the Corporate Climate Bill

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

How such a devil's brew -- of drilling for oil, digging for coal and big money for new nukes -- could save the Earth conjures a corporate cynicism beyond the scope of the human mind and soul.

When Will the Sunshine State Embrace Solar Power?

Melissa Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Melissa Ross

Florida still hasn't created what 29 other states did some time ago -- a Renewable Portfolio Standard. An RPS establishes that a certain percentage of a state's energy must come from renewable sources.

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.

Wind Energy Solution: Wires Across the Water

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The solution to a perplexing and complicated problem -- supplying continuous energy from a variable source -- could have a fairly simple solution: make connections, create a network, share the resource. Sound familiar?