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Finding the Promise in Promise Zones, Part 1

William S. Becker | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

President Obama's designation of five localities as Promise Zones is the latest in a long history of efforts by his predecessors to wage the war on po...

'Green News Report' - November 15, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Occupy Wall ...

Reinventing Fire: A Vision for Our Energy Future

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 12.31.2011 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

Defenders of the current energy system assume that our economy would be wrecked by what Amory Lovins, in Reinventing Fire, calls "defossilizing fuels." Lovins argues all these assumptions are wrong.

Greening the Empire State Building

Ginna Kelly | Posted 09.29.2011 | Green
Ginna Kelly

Buildings in New York consume 80% of all energy. If you want to have a sound solution to the coal issue, you need to get serious about designing and running buildings very differently.

How Cities Can Foster Demand for Electric Cars

Ben Holland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Holland

Electric vehicles aren't likely to pour into car lots next year. Our current economy will make sure of that. Nevertheless, many cities can position themselves to benefit from the technology.

Memo to Obama or McCain: Pick Amory Lovins As Energy Czar

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris McGowan

Energy guru Amory Lovins has the know-how to strengthen our economy and also spread vital energy-efficiency technologies to other countries. And that just might save the planet.