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Help Consumers Save Money by Saving Energy

Steven Chu | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Steven Chu

In a typical house, replacing 15 traditional bulbs with energy saving bulbs will save about $50 a year. That's enough to run two 50 inch Energy Star plasma TVs -- five hours a day, all year long.

Government Lab Victim Of Sophisticated Cyberattack

Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology

BOSTON (Reuters) - The government's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shut down Internet access to the facility after it suffered a cyber atta...

The New Thirty Years' War

Michael T. Klare | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Michael T. Klare

A 30-year war for energy preeminence? You wouldn't wish it even on a desperate planet. But that's where we're headed and there's no turning back.

DOE Launches Largest Solar Rooftop Project In US

Posted 08.24.2011 | Green

By Ucilia Wang at Earth2Tech The U.S. Department of Energy said on Wednesday it's offering a partial guarantee for a $1.4 billion loan that wil...

Doing Hard Time in Fossil Fuel Prisons: Is Public Investment in R&D Un-American?

Robert Walther | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Robert Walther

Fuel for cars made from sunlight, wind turbines that could be suspended in the air like kites, a method to capture carbon dioxide based on the human lung; all are possibilities that the Department of Energy is helping explore.

No Time to Be Timid

Michael Brune | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

We consume a breathtaking 19 million barrels a day, and 70 percent of it is used for transportation. If we don't want to see a catastrophic disruption of global climate, we need to start acting with urgency right now.

Longwall Mining's Aftershocks and Destruction: Interview on Blockbuster New Study on Big Coal's Dirty Secret

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Flawed state regulatory policies for underground longwall coal mining have not only failed to protect American citizens and their private property and critically important waterways, but stand in violation of state constitutions.

Will Organized Labor Rally For Science... and Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

Science is not a special interest; it's a national interest. And it's time for organized labor -- as well as the business community -- to rally behind it.

Kicking Off the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Where Innovations in Energy Technology Are "Winning the Future"

The Energy Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
The Energy Blog

Cross-posted from the Energy Blog by Dr. Arun Majumdar President Obama has recently been talking about his plan to "Win the Future." Whether it's tak...

Elise Foley

Democrats Warm To GOP's Short-Term Budget Cuts | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unveiled a stopgap spending bill on Friday afternoon that would avert a government shutdown for two weeks while making...

How Business Interests Hijacked US-China Relations

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Instead of taking the opportunity to up the ante of a US commitment to renewable energy by setting strong policy signals, Obama has largely left energy discussion to CEOs.

Feeling The Pinch? Try These Expense-Trimming Tips

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

Between holiday shopping bills now due, increased winter heating bills and the upcoming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch right now. Your best bet for getting back on track is to trim expenses.

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

Top 5 to Watch in 2011: Infrastructure Leaders

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

1. Bellwether Members of Congress - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) Rep. John Mica (...

Time to Dismiss the CFTC Chairman and His Commissioners

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The Dodd-Frank Act gave the CFTC until January 2011 to set limits to curb excessive speculation in the energy markets. Lo and behold, Chairman Gensler told lawmakers the CFTC wouldn't meet the deadline "because it doesn't yet have sufficient data."

Green News Report: December 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Crunch ti...

Energy Secretary Chu Talks Energy Innovation and U.S. Competitiveness

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Secretary Chu's understands the urgency of ramping up energy innovation in order to maintain U.S. competitiveness. He also believes it is not too late to act.

Debt Ceiling Blackmail Will Axe All Republican 'Concessions' in Tax Package

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Anyone who believes the Democrats got a 13 month extension of unemployment this week should think again. It is more like 2 months. Unless a rise in the debt ceiling beyond the 2012 elections is part of the package.

Fort Sumter First on the Frontlines, Again

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Fort Sumter National Monument is taking the first shot at ushering in a new era of energy independence with plans to take the island off the electric utility grid and make it completely self-sufficient.

Innovation to Infrastructure: Clean Energy Without Cap and Trade

Lewis Milford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lewis Milford

What is needed is a practical and bottom-up clean energy policy consisting of short- term measures to increase new technology investment in the long term -- essentially what the President has called for.

I'm With Stupid: America's Nerdiness Decline Threatens Eskimo Children

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Todd Hartley

It's been somewhat of an interesting week for America's technology sector, which saw its reputation take some hits on the international level but may ...

Rocky Flats Dam Removal Put On Hold

KDVR | Jon Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - The Environmental Assessment and Public Input process has ended and the plan to remove five dams at the site of the former weapons plant know...

Time To Put The Pressure On For Small Hydro

Dar Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dar Williams

There's something about smaller scale hydro power that gets the imagination going.

4 Tea Party Leaders on "Last Word": "Social Security and Medicare are NOT Socialism"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If the Tea Partiers ever figured out how they were being used and manipulated -- now that might cause an uprising!

Department Of Energy Eyes Solar Array Atop Radioactive Mine Tailings Near Durango

Durango Herald | Dale Rodebaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Department of Energy is seeking comments on an initial study to gauge the environmental impacts of installing a photovoltaic array atop or near bu...