Of Wind Farms and Oil Spills
by Scott GastApr 29, 2010
- On Wednesday, the news headlines offered a stark comparison between two possible futures for energy production in America.
The High Cost of Cheap Coal
by Brooke JarvisApr 07, 2010
- More and more people are recalculating the true price of coal and deciding it’s simply too high to pay.
A Global Push for Renewable Energy
by Alice SlaterJan 21, 2010
- With 142 member nations already signed on, the new International Renewable Energy Agency is promoting a fast, global transition to clean, safe, and renewable energy.
No Need to Wait (or Pay) for Climate Technology
by David BollierDec 04, 2009
- Did you think most clean energy technology is locked up by patent holders? The Global Innovation Commons lists thousands of energy-saving technologies already in the public domain.
A Fast Track from Coal to Clean Energy
by Alisa GravitzDec 01, 2009
- New coal plants halted; new renewables coming on line. But what about the old, dirty coal plants?
Climate Solutions from South Africa, Kenya, and Bangladesh
Dec 01, 2009
- In Copenhagen, the question of climate equity will be contentious. But communities in the Global South aren’t waiting for an international agreement. They are turning to sustainable, climate-friendly solutions to address a problem they did little to create, but must nonetheless help to solve.
Climate Hero Lorelei Scarbro
Nov 10, 2009
- An Appalachian grandmother says no to coal, yes to wind power.
What's Your Connection to Mountaintop Removal?
Nov 10, 2009
- Power plants across the country use coal from destroyed mountains. Search your zip code to meet the communities and landscapes to which you're connected.
Social Change not Climate Change
by Juliette BeckAug 14, 2008
- Activists and communities in the United Kingdom—where over two hundred years ago, the first lumps of coal were burnt to power the industrial revolution—are igniting a historic revolution of their own. Last week, over 1500 people from all walks of life converged in the Kent countryside, just one-hour southeast of London by train, to rally against climate change in a demonstration of collective, sustainable living and creative direct action.
The First Rural Women Heroes of Tombouctou
May 07, 2008
- If a village in Tombouctou can be solar electrified against such tremendous odds adopting a Barefoot approach, then it is possible to replicate this process anywhere.
The First Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of the Gambia
Feb 14, 2008
- See the solar installation in process, start to finish: follow two rural illiterate women from The Gambia who learn how to become Barefoot Solar Engineers.
Let the Sun Shine In (and some wind, too)
Feb 08, 2008
13 Best Energy Ideas
by Sarah van GelderJan 29, 2008
- Investment in energy projects will total $16 trillion in the next two decades. Sarah van Gelder lays out over a dozen sustainable energy policies and technologies that can make our infrastructure more climate friendly.
Electricity: An Astonishing Abundance
by Guy DaunceyJan 29, 2008
- Solar energy from photovoltaics, energy from wind, energy from waves and times and from geothermal sources add up to enough to transition from fossil fuels. It is doable.
Local Energy, Local Power
by Winona LaDukeNov 07, 2006
- Energy for Democracy - wind on the Great Plains could power the country. Tribes are working to bring energy production home.