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

2010 a Tipping Point for Renewable Energy 2010 a Tipping Point for Renewable Energy
by Brooke Jarvis
100 days into the BP disaster, it's time to quit claiming that an economy based on fossil fuels is our only option.
Water for Energy Is a Waste Water for Energy Is a Waste
by Ashlee Green
Power plants suck more water out of the nation’s watersheds than any other single user—more than 40 percent.
New Heroes in the Fight Against Big Oil New Heroes in the Fight Against Big Oil
by Madeline Ostrander
How one Florida restaurant owner has organized a force against offshore drilling.
Bonn Climate Talks: Beyond BP Bonn Climate Talks: Beyond BP
by Jamie Henn
Even as we work to prevent future disasters and break the U.S. oil addiction, we must keep up pressure for a fair, ambitious climate treaty.
Where Do Our Carbon Emissions Come From, Anyway? Where Do Our Carbon Emissions Come From, Anyway?
by Richard Conlin
Seattle is working to become America's first climate neutral city. But first, it has to figure out where its carbon comes from.
Polls: Time for Action Polls: Time for Action
by Madeline Ostrander
In the wake of the BP disaster in the Gulf, Americans are ready for clean energy.
What Are People Doing About the Gulf Disaster? What Are People Doing About the Gulf Disaster?
by Sarah van Gelder
In the last week, anger at the BP oil disaster has turned into action.
Perseverance: Lost in the Gulf of Mexico Perseverance: Lost in the Gulf of Mexico
by Margaret Wheatley
We need to surrender our need to blame, acknowledge that we are truly lost, and then reclaim our capacity to think together if we are to find a way to solutions.
Six Things To Do About the BP Gulf Disaster Six Things To Do About the BP Gulf Disaster
by Sarah van Gelder
Instead of sitting helplessly on the sidelines, here are six things every American can do.
UNC Chapel Hill Coal Free by 2020 UNC Chapel Hill Coal Free by 2020
by Kaitlin Bailey
Under pressure from students to meet climate targets, a university turns to clean power.
John Francis: Walking Away From Oil John Francis: Walking Away From Oil
by Madeline Ostrander
When an oil spill coated birds in San Francisco Bay 40 years ago, he quit driving. Then he quit speaking. Madeline Ostrander asked him what he learned in that process that can help us deal with the BP oil spill.
Of Wind Farms and Oil Spills Of Wind Farms and Oil Spills
by Scott Gast
On Wednesday, the news headlines offered a stark comparison between two possible futures for energy production in America.
The High Cost of Cheap Coal The High Cost of Cheap Coal
by Brooke Jarvis
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 A Global Push for Renewable Energy
by Alice Slater
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 No Need to Wait (or Pay) for Climate Technology
by David Bollier
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.
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