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What Are the Carbon Costs in Your State?

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

Unfortunately, the economics of estimating how much climate policy might cost households has almost as many variables and feedback loops as climate science.

Are Vampires Biting Into Your Energy Budget?

Lisa Sharkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Sharkey

When you unplug your cell phone from its charger in the morning after charging it overnight do you keep that charger plugged into the outlet? If so, your charger is gobbling up electricity for no reason at all.

Economic Stimulus, Clean Energy and the Scale of Our Challenge: Grading the Stimulus Energy Investments

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

What does $80 billion really mean in the context of the 21st century United States energy system?

"The Electric Company"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

So I was pleasantly surprised -- but not shocked -- when I recently passed a test from an electrician who showed me how to do simple repairs without burning the house down.

Birth Defects Surge in a Toxic World

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 33 babies born in the US have a birth defect -- about twice as many as in China.

Texas Electricity Rates Skyrocketed After Deregulation

Texas Star-Telegram | Dave Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Electricity rates in Texas have soared well above the national average under a 10-year-old deregulation law, according to a study by a coalition of ci...

Look Who's Following me... Yikes!

Julia Bovey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julia Bovey

Someday, coal-fired electricity plants will likely be able to capture and store their global warming pollution, and that's something that NRDC encourages, as long as it's done well.

Where is Wind Energy Today?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

The timing is perfect for President Obama and the Congress to pass legislation for a $1/gallon gasoline tax and a one cent/pound carbon dioxide tax.

It's Electric: US Emissions Drop Further

Dennis Markatos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Markatos

A focus on green jobs in the stimulus package can keep emissions on a downward trajectory throughout the next several years and provide ancillary benefits.

Some Things You Should Probably Know About Natural Gas

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

While replacing coal-fired power plants and reducing oil consumption remain key in transitioning to a sustainable energy policy, those who seek long-term solutions must look beyond natural gas as well.

Energy Lessons for Europe and the U.S. from the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo

Charles D. Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles D. Ferguson

While feeling angry is justified in a crisis, the governments would be best advised not to get mad at Russia but to get more secure in energy supplies and smarter in energy usage.

Greening The Grid: What Would It Take? (VIDEO)

Assignment Earth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Western United States is rich in renewable energy - both sun and wind. Harnessing this energy could help the nation reduce its carbon footprint an...

Innergie: A Smart, Green Hub

Discovery News | Alyssa Danigelis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We're getting closer to a truly intelligent electrical-charging system. Tech startup Green Plug announced today that it will be teaming up with power ...

Christmas Lights -- Scrooge or Savior?

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

We will be in a far better situation when people celebrate through taking a deep breath of fresh air rather than adding those tons of C02 with 24/7 light pollution.

4 Megawatt Solar Power System Will Save L.A. Community College $280,000 On Electric Bills

Treehugger | Matthew McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Chalk up another institute of higher education getting into renewable energy. L.A. Southwest College (part of Los Angeles' community college system) h...

Kill a Vampire for Halloween ...

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

We can act to reduce vampire power's impact on our pocketbooks and the planet.

How to Switch to Renewable Energy

Huffington Post | Johanna Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One way to reduce your carbon footprint and support alternative energy technology is to power your own home with wind, water, landfill gas, or the sun...

Power Cutoffs Soar As Americans Struggle To Pay Bills

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

COHOES, N.Y. — The number of Americans whose electricity or gas has been shut off for nonpayment of their bills is up sharply in many parts of t...

Benefits of Landfill Gas Power For UPS Illustrated By Business Students

Greenbiz | Greenbiz Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- UPS could save more than $7 million by harnessing landfill gas for energy, according to a team of students from the University of ...

Portugal Launches First Ever Commerical Wave Farm

treevolution | Laura Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The world's first commercial wave farm started operating off the coast of Portugal at Agucadoura on Tuesday. It comprises three red "articulated sea s...

The Ike Effect: Blowing Texas Blue

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

Lots of Houstonians, spared the direct coastal hit, made the most of the forced slowdown in pace.

New McCain Ad Repeats Discredited "Celeb" Claim That Obama Will Raise Taxes On Electricity

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Dorner

After releasing an ad earlier this week that contained debunked lies about offshore drilling and gas prices, John McCain unveiled a new ad today, "Dom...

Google Sets Your Data Adrift?

Nancy Edwards Cronin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Edwards Cronin

The article also notes that Wiehl speaks to Google's efforts to generate renewable energy, and mentions their investments in wind, thermal solar and geothermal energy.

"Oil vs. Nuclear" Finite Resources: Rising Prices - Lessons from the Past...

Gavin D. J. Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin D. J. Harper

On the banks of the River Thames, just on the edge of Greater London is a lesson the energy industry could well do to heed.

Electricity Cut In Shandong Province To Power Olympics: Chinese Paper

Danwei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

China's Shandong Province is struggling with an electricity crunch which is the "worst in a decade". Since June, electricity rationing has been introd...