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Eight Energy-Saving Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

Noah Horowitz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

Saving energy means power plants don't need to make as much electricity -- and that means less climate-warming pollution from the fossil fuels used to generate it.

Front Groups Spread Disinformation in Attempt to Freeze Ohio Cleantech Laws

Gabe Elsner | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

These pro-clean technology policies are creating jobs and helping ratepayers -- it's a win-win for Ohio, just not for utility and fossil fuel interests that want to sell more dirty electricity.

Portable Power Everywhere

Shelly Palmer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Whether you're without power for an afternoon, a day or a week or you have to travel to a remote location where power is not available, solar-power charging panels could not be simpler to use. You literally just plug them in and the sun does the rest.

Kate Sheppard

Wind Power Is Trimming U.S. CO2 Emissions: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The growth of wind power in the United States is putting a significant dent in emissions, according to a forthcoming report from the Ame...

'Green News Report' - April 3, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Startlingly blunt U.N. climate report warns window of opportunity to ac...

'Green News Report' - April 1, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The tide goes in, the tide goes out, never a miscommunication." -- It'...

'Green News Report' - March 27, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.27.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Was logging a factor in deadly Washington landslide?; New BP oil spill ...

'Green News Report' - March 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly -- and predicted -- landslide disaster in Washington State; Meet...

Do You Know Where Your Nukes Are?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

The word nuclear is a doomed one, no pun intended, often associated with danger, explosion, contamination, Armageddon, and other disaster scenarios. I...

'Green News Report' - March 20, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Greenland is melting, and sea levels are rising; It's official - Winter...

'Green News Report' - March 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Secret federal memo warns entire nationwide electric grid could be knoc...

Utility-Backed Anti-Solar Bill On The Move in Kansas Statehouse

Gabe Elsner | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

As it was introduced, HB 2458 would have ended net metering, and the amended bill would also gut the program in favor of a pro-utility industry policy.

Light Bulb Angst: Grow Up

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Just as with the rather ridiculous and exaggerated claims about the calamities that would befall all of us if we removed lead from gasoline, we hear similar refrains about the catastrophic consequences of eliminating incandescent bulbs. And yet, just as with lead removal, the economy did not collapse as the bulb phaseout was implemented.

Strike Threat Looms at Indian Point Nuke Plant

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

Representatives of Entergy Nuclear and the union representing control room operators and other technical workers are preparing for around the clock bargaining sessions to avoid a strike at the two Indian Point nuclear plants.

Got Science? Beyond the Spin: Here's Why Energy Efficiency Standards Are Worth Celebrating

Seth Shulman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Green
Seth Shulman

Recent advances in lightbulb technology offer a gigantic win for consumers, businesses, and the planet.

Massive Michigan Power Outage Reveals Some People's Dark Side

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.27.2014 | Impact
Lev Raphael

In case you missed it somehow, half a million people in Michigan lost power this past week after a horrendous ice storm. Not only was it the Christmas season, but this was after 300,000 had lost power less than two months ago in another storm.

Philippines Electricity Crisis: How Regulatory Capture Undermines Emerging Markets

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

The Philippines is paying the price for decades of mindless privatization, which has done more to reinforce the oligarchic hold on the Philippine economy rather than unleash the dynamic energies of the private sector.

French Nukes

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

The overpopulation of our planet might very soon be a more important problem than nuclear pollution. Before it chokes on unsafe air, Earth might choke from too many people on it.

Just in Time for Black Friday: NRDC's Green Electronics Holiday Shopping Guide 2013

Noah Horowitz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

It takes a lot of energy to make a new device so it's often better to keep old functioning consumer electronics in use, especially when it comes to smart phones, tablets, and laptops.

Electric Power Conundrum at the Crossroads of Energy, Climate and Water

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Which is more important: Meeting energy demand, lowering carbon emissions, or conserving water? How about all three?

On November 5th, Local Power Is on the Line

John Farrell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
John Farrell

Will it be another example of how a corporate monopoly buries its political and economic opponents? Or will it be Boulder's shot heard 'round the world of locals taking charge of their energy future?

Tesla Coils Can Play Music

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.25.2013 | Technology

The tesla coil is transitioning from the lab to the stage. Nikola Tesla's invention was meant to create high voltage, high frequency alternating-c...

8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy

John Farrell | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green
John Farrell

The economy has stalled and so has the war on climate change. But a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance shows that dozens of cities are boosting their local economies while dramatically reducing greenhouse gases.

Best Way To Survive A Lightning Strike Is Not What You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.12.2013 | Science

Though there are about 25 million lightning strikes a year, being struck is rare. In fact, you have about a 1-in-1,000,000 chance of getting hit. That...

How Renewable Portfolio Standards Can Subvert Your Economy

Sally Kaye | Posted 11.10.2013 | Hawaii
Sally Kaye

A strange thing happened on our way to a "clean energy" future in the U.S.: we've been hijacked by private developers whose primary interest is cashing in on state and federal subsidies and the guaranteed payback of a hefty return on investment, spawned by each state's need to meet self-imposed renewable portfolio standards (RPS).