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Clean Energy

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

Join In: The People v. the Pipeline Join In: The People v. the Pipeline
Join us for a live Twitter chat at 8 p.m. EST with YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, and others on the controversial tar sands pipeline and the mass civil disobedience kicking off next week to fight it.
Hands Across the Sand Hands Across the Sand
Photo essay: Scenes from a massive protest to protect beaches from Big Oil.
YES! Picks: Rocket Stoves YES! Picks: Rocket Stoves
by Robert Mellinger
An alternative to traditional charcoal or gas grills, a rocket stove is a more sustainable method for outdoor cooking.
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?
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