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Roadmaps to New Power: Appalachian Transition Initiative Leads Coalfields into New Year--and New Era

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

"Roadmaps to New Power" is a series of interviews with activists, residents, entrepreneurs and industry analysts about current plans and visions for a...

Energy Efficiency: Paid Lunch or False Shortcut?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Energy efficiency should not be seen as an easy way around hard measures to reduce energy consumption. That said, energy efficiency measures and energy taxes are not mutually exclusive.

In Obama's Tax Cut Deal, a Silver Lining for Clean Energy

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

There's great value in a glass that's half full -- and that's just how I feel about President Obama's tax cut deal with Republicans.

Reducing Energy Use Without Idology: Climate Skeptics Embrace Green Energy

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Don't mention global warming," warned Nancy Jackson, chairwoman of the Climate and Energy Project, a small nonprofit group that aims to get people to...

Illinois Energy Program Overpriced, 'Substandard': Audit

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Energy-efficiency work on homes in the Chicago area funded by federal stimulus program money was sub-par, overpriced and poo...

Eureka! GE's New Energy Smart LED

Mother Nature Network | Matt Hickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GE's new light bulb is designed to serve as a direct replacement for the beloved but energy-wasting 40-watt incandescent light bulb used in many house...

What's the Life Expectency Of Your Home's New Technology?

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How long can you expect new gadgets you bring into your home to last? From appliances to wireless network devices, we should have a better idea of how...

Cool Roofs: An Easy Upgrade

The Energy Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Energy Blog

Most american cities are filled with dark roofed buildings -- all of those dark roofs mean that as a nation we're using a lot more air conditioning than we need to. But there's something we can do about it.

Today's HuffPost Greatest Person: Salvatore Cavalieri, Energy Sheriff

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Salvatore Cavalieri has found that the best way to help himself is to help others. As the founder of Energy Sheriffs, Sal left the construction indus...

The Gigaton Awards: A Race to the Top

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

What if solving climate change were a race to the top? What if companies were in competition to win the next industrial revolution, with the winners being those who most reduced their greenhouse gas pollution?

Why There is No Steve Jobs of Green

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Every week, someone asks me "Where is Steve Jobs of green?" or "Where is the Google of Green?" To top it off, they usually ask in a supercilious tone...

Hey, Climate Activists, When Technology Is More Powerful Than Law, Go With Technology

Byron Kennard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Byron Kennard

Will green technology kick the door open, walk in, and take over? Isn't it an article of capitalist faith that superior technologies will ultimately win out?

China's top-down energy gigantism and a bottom-up American alternative

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. ...

So what's EPA up to with its CO2 regulations?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. ...

The Clean Economist: The Utility of Utilities

Alison Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alison Wise

In past generations, we made assumptions about our economy that fit with the spirit of those times. This 20th century spirit is now haunting our present -- and threatening our future.

Why Solar Income Is Key to Fiscal Responsibility

Andy Mannle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Mannle

With all the talk in Washington about being fiscally conservative, it's time to remember that true fiscal responsibility begins with solar income. Everything we do depends on energy.

An Alternate History of the Energy Crisis

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

What if the United States had been forced to cut down on gas starting in 1948? U.S. auto companies likely wouldn't have become the bumbling boneheads of the industrial world.

Energy Efficiency Is "Common Ground" for a Clean Energy Future

Rhon Hayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rhon Hayes

While smart grid technology presents an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to work together, energy efficiency remains the more promising option.

Connecting the Dots

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Illinois congressman John Shimkus dismisses global warming as being "unbiblical," claiming Genesis says God promised never again to flood the entire earth. But Shimkus doesn't seem to have learned his hymns very well.

Green News Report: November 16, 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: The so-cal...

The Top Ten Way(s) to Slow Climate Change

Seth Bauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Seth Bauer

When your household is purchasing an appliance, don't settle for more efficient when the most efficient model is right there, too, just waiting to help save the climate.

Green News Report: November 11, 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: Limbaugh ...

Honor Our Nation's Veterans

Will Byrne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Byrne

In honor of Veterans Day, I write to share the words of Carlos A. Velazquez Lopez, a former United States Marine Corps member, and a new leader of the...

The Case Against Compact Florescent Light Bulbs

John Kremer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Kremer

I believe we shouldn't be banning the old technology altogether when there are too many concerns about this new technology. We are rushing to judgment, and rushing perhaps in the wrong the direction.

Green News Report: November 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: Not-so-ba...