How to tap the sun, wind, tide, and other planet-friendly sources of power.
Social Change not Climate Change
by Juliette Beckposted Aug 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
posted 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
posted 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)
posted Feb 08, 2008
Barefoot Photographers :: Photo Essay :4:
posted Feb 08, 2008
13 Best Energy Ideas
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jan 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 Daunceyposted Jan 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 LaDukeposted Nov 07, 2006
- Energy for Democracy - wind on the Great Plains could power the country. Tribes are working to bring energy production home.
It Takes Energy to Make Energy
by Doug Pibelposted May 11, 2006
- Biofuel creation graphically explained.
Peak oil preview: North Korea & Cuba
by Dale Jiajun Wenposted May 05, 2006
- Cuba survived much more comfortably than North Korea after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the consequent diminished oil supply. The government reaction of both countries is examined as a precursor to Peak Oil throughout the world.
Questions for Students: Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia
by YES! for Youth Education Programposted Mar 10, 2005
- Questions for reflection and discussion from the article "Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia"
Making it Last
by Hunter Lovinsposted Aug 10, 2004
- Hunter Lovins helped found and manage the Rocky Mountain Institute, famous for turning conventional wisdom about energy on its head. She’s still changing minds in the worlds of business, nonprofits, and government, showing a more sustainable path to prosperity.
posted Aug 10, 2004
- Ten of our favorite simple ways to cut oil dependence.
Getting There on Less
by Guy Daunceyposted Aug 10, 2004
- How might we get around with less oil? Here’s a 12-step program to kick our addiction to gas guzzling.
Resource Guide: Can We Live Without Oil?
posted Jul 27, 2004
- Books and website listings that deal with alternatives to oil, and conservation. energy efficiency and renewable energy/fuels, alternative transportation, understanding the problem with oil