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Renewable Electricity

We Need New Action on Renewable Electricity at Rio+20

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Twenty years after the first Earth Summit in Rio, it is time that world leaders return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Rio+20 Earth Summit and step up their game on renewable electricity.

"The Tesseract Is Here!"

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

In The Avengers, everyone is fighting over the Tesseract, a source of unlimited energy. The truth is, the Tesseract is here. The Tesseract for us is the power of wind, water, and sunlight -- natural, clean, and renewable energy resources.

New York City's Solar Windfall a Sign of America's Clean Energy Future

John Farrell | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green
John Farrell

A recently released solar map of New York City found enough room on building rooftops for solar panels to power half the city during hours of peak electricity use. New York City is not alone in its solar power potential.

Addressing Climate Change: It's the Economy, Stupid

Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte

If candidates don't stand up for green energy, then don't vote them in -- because it's not just our health, our national security, or the devastating climatic consequences -- it's the economy, stupid.

Cornell Professor Develops Cotton Fabric That Charges Your Electronics

Treehugger | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Juan Hinestroza, assistant professor of Fiber Science and Apparel Design, has developed cotton threads that, while remaining flexible and comfortable ...

There is Something About Thorium

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

A few environmental groups have embraced nuclear power in light of global warming. Could thorium be that magic bullet to bridge humanity over the next century or more to provide cleaner electricity?

Solar Land Rush

nytimes.com | Todd Woody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Department of the Interior's move last month to accelerate development of large-scale solar power plants on federal land in six Western states cou...

Renewable Electricity is Our Only Viable Option

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Consulting recent studies, projected electricity costs from new nuclear and coal plants seem to have jumped by a factor of at least three and as much as ten.

Electric Cars On Paris Agenda: Bike Sharing Success Spurs New Ideas

AP | GAELLE FAURE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PARIS — Parisians and tourists so eagerly embraced a citywide bike sharing plan launched a year ago that the mayor is setting his sights on a fo...

Can We Do It? Yes We Can!

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Al Gore has sent a target, an objective target: 100% renewable electricity in a decade. This is possible, even though a very serious objective level target.

Google Planning To Invest In Renewable Power

Wall Street Journal | REBECCA SMITH and KEVIN J. DELANEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Google Inc. said it expects to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in efforts to make renewable electricity cheaper than power from coal-fired plan...