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Clean Energy

How to tap the sun, wind, tide, and other planet-friendly sources of power.

What’s the True Price of Gas? What’s the True Price of Gas?
Video: How much do we really pay for a gallon of gas? The costs extend beyond what we pay at the pump.
The People v. the Pipeline: Time to Join In The People v. the Pipeline: Time to Join In
by Wendell Berry, Bill McKibben, Danny Glover, Maude Barlow, Tom Goldtooth, James Hansen, Wes Jackson, Naomi Klein, George Poitras, David Suzuki, Gus Speth
How you can get involved in the one of the most important climate struggles happening in North America.
Communities Push Back on Fracking Communities Push Back on Fracking
by James Trimarco
Gaining ground in the fight against controversial natural gas extraction.
Closing Down Coal Plants Closing Down Coal Plants
by Sarah Kuck
Why shutting down 20 boilers nationwide could herald big changes for our energy future.
Our Most Urgent Climate Struggles—And How We Might Win Them Our Most Urgent Climate Struggles—And How We Might Win Them
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: In the mighty struggles beginning between climate activists and the fossil fuel industry, geography is on our side.
What I Said at the White House What I Said at the White House
by Shadia Fayne Wood
What happened when eleven young activists confronted the president about his climate and energy policies.
Peak Oil: A Chance to Change the World Peak Oil: A Chance to Change the World
by Richard Heinberg
For advice about life after graduation, students at Worcester Polytechnic wanted to hear from peak oil scholar Richard Heinberg instead of Exxon's CEO. Here's what he told them.
Nuclear Disaster: Who Foots the Bill? Nuclear Disaster: Who Foots the Bill?
by Tyson Slocum
Right now, taxpayers insure the nuclear power industry against the costs of disaster. How can we support safer industries, instead?
From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Rethinking Atomic Energy From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Rethinking Atomic Energy
by Jonathan Schell
The combined devastation of Japan's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant explosion begs the question: Doesn't Mother Nature provide enough forces of destruction without humans adding one of our own?
Nuclear Power: Re-evaluating the Risks Nuclear Power: Re-evaluating the Risks
by Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman interviews experts on what the ongoing nuclear disaster really means for Japan—and the rest of the world.
Public Pressure Saves 2,200 Mountain Acres Public Pressure Saves 2,200 Mountain Acres
by Rebecca Leisher
An Appalachian victory in the battle against mountaintop mining.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 5 The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 5
You've laid off the lights and turned down the heat. How are you staying warm?
What’s Next for Offshore Energy? What’s Next for Offshore Energy?
by Mariam Baksh
On the Atlantic Coast, offshore oil drilling is out—and wind energy is in.
In Coal Country, A Win for Clean Energy In Coal Country, A Win for Clean Energy
by Sue Sturgis
A Kentucky power cooperative had plans to burn more coal. Local residents instead demanded cleaner energy and greater efficiency—and won.
Hot Renewable: Wide Interest in Solar Power Hot Renewable: Wide Interest in Solar Power
by Madeline Ostrander, Doug Pibel
The U.S. moves toward a tipping point for solar energy.
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