Energy Democracy: Inside Californians' Game-Changing Plan for Community-Owned Power
by Al WeinrubNov 12, 2015
- Large utility companies control about 75 percent of the electricity market in California. A hybrid between a public agency and private utility, the new Community Choice program is a model for communities that want greener, cheaper energy.
As State Pols Resist Obama’s Climate Plan, West Virginians Build Renewables Anyway
by Mary HansenOct 30, 2015
- So far, the state isn’t stepping up to build a solar-powered future. That leaves the bulk of the work to residents.
How Obama’s New EPA Regs Can Bring More Local Control Over Energy—Even in Red States
by Gar AlperovitzSep 15, 2015
- The Clean Power Plan is counting on states to cut carbon emissions. Will they be the new frontiers for change?
10,000 Icelanders Invite Syrian Refugees Into Their Homes (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffSep 09, 2015
- Scotland takes a new approach to sex work legislation, the VW bus is coming back greener than ever, and Iceland's citizens urge their government to do more for refugees.
Dispatches From the Edge of Change: Why Montana’s Fossil-Fuel Resistance Gives Me Hope
by Sarah van GelderSep 04, 2015
- Meet the ranchers, grandmothers, professors, and tribes who are bringing back grizzlies, blocking oil equipment deliveries, getting arrested—and having a great time doing it.
Why Breast Milk Is the Ultimate Food Story (And Other News)
by YES! StaffSep 02, 2015
- New Orleans sees a wave of grassroots activism after Katrina, D.C. stops a major utility merger, and a food writer lays out the superpowers of breast milk.
This Trailer Changes Everything: Epic New Naomi Klein Doc Will Have You Running for Your Kayak
by Araz HachadourianSep 01, 2015
- The film inspired by Klein's book features the stories of everyday people standing up to climate change.
“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and ... No Life”: A Montana Professor on the Issue of Our Time
by Sarah van GelderAug 28, 2015
- University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how he’s standing up to tar sands extraction.
On Rooftops of Paris, Expect Green Roofs and Solar Panels
by Tom LawsonAug 19, 2015
- The new French law, which requires renewable energy or plants on all new commercial buildings, is the first of its kind at the national level.
After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van GelderAug 13, 2015
- YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.
The Crunch: Why Washington D.C. Hired a Herd of Goats (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffAug 12, 2015
- This week we’re talking about the future of work, a "masculine studies" program... and goats.
Naomi Klein: Obama Makes Strides Toward Reducing Coal—But We Still Have a Long Way to Go
by Amy Goodman, Nermeen ShaikhAug 04, 2015
- Under new EPA regulations, U.S. power plants will be required to cut emissions. But does the plan go far enough?
Nearly 80 Percent of Germany’s Power Came From Renewables In An Afternoon
by Araz HachadourianJul 31, 2015
- For a few hours in July, 78 percent of Germany's power was generated by renewables like solar and wind. The country is spending €200 billion to move away from fossil fuels permanently.
LA's New Car Share Program Offers Electric Vehicles to Low-Income Drivers
by Shared-Use Mobility CenterJul 30, 2015
- Funded by state cap-and-trade revenue, Los Angeles' program will introduce an electric car-sharing fleet to lower carbon emissions and serve disadvantaged communities.
How This Library Paid $1 to Install Its Solar Panels
by Mary HansenJun 02, 2015
- In West Virginia, Solar Holler helps nonprofits install solar panels for less than the price of a cup of coffee.