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We Cannot Fight Climate Change With Capitalism, Says Report
The world's economies are totally unprepared for rapid climate change, rising social inequality and the end of cheap energy.
How Technology From the 50s Could Answer Our Growing Energy Problem
Traffic and authority catalyst. I make things happen.
What's the difference? During a conventional nuclear plant meltdown, like Japan's Fukushima-Daiichi disaster, pressurized
EmPOWERing a Nation Through an Energy Crisis
Andy Bryant is the Executive Director of Segal Family Foundati...
Zambia desperately needs new energy solutions that are reliable, accessible, and affordable. This is a guest post by Leah
The Truth Behind Harnessing the Power of Lightning
Boettcher Scholar, Mechanical Engineer, and Enthused Writer
In the woes of our perpetual energy crisis, have you ever been in the middle of a thunderstorm and thought
why not just capture lightning
? That's a lot of power right there.
A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today
Chairman and CEO, International WELL Building Institute
Too many people -- and
too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact:
energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam.
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Egypt Sets Clocks Forward Amid Crippling Energy Crisis
Unable to pay its steep energy bills, Egypt is struggling to provide enough energy to its 85 million people. The country
Japan's New Lunar Panels Could Turn the Moon Into a Power Station
The world is not short of far-fetched ideas for transformative zero-emissions power stations. But while airborne drone-supported windfarms and dubious cold fusion generators are certainly nice to haves, they're not quite as bold as locating the power station itself outside Earth's atmosphere.
Generation to Generation; Crisis to Crisis
John B. Kassel
President, Conservation Law Foundation
So what's an American Boomer to do? Wake up. Accept responsibility. Our resource-gobbling lifestyle has caused this mess. Suburbanization has wasted U.S. resources for two generations. Change it, now.
GOP: Oblivious to Oblivion
Environmental newspaper columnist
By dismissing Obama's clean energy initiative as wasteful, wishful thinking, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are displaying obliviousness to potential oblivion. They have totally ignored an elemental objective of the Obama program -- slowing the pace of global warming.
NPR Takes a Deeper Look Into Fracking Boom
Stefanie Penn Spear
Founder and CEO of EcoWatch
We need to educate our fellow Americans about the risks associated with continued use of fossil fuels and support policies that will transition our nation to relying on cleaner, renewable sources of energy.
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Four Lies About America's Energy "Crisis"
Berkeley activist and writer; Quaker; retired technologist.
Since 1990 oil and gas companies have contributed $238.7 million to candidates and parties and 75 percent has gone to Republicans -- a higher percentage this year. It's not "drill, baby, drill," it's "money, baby, money."
CEO. Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
As summer gives way to our back-to-work lives, busy execs will likely compare notes at Chamber of Commerce luncheons about the economy and job creation. We can all imagine those conversations, but here are a few you won't be likely to overhear.
25 Overlooked Political Books of 2011
Can Detroit be saved? What are the myths of green energy? What can we learn from the boggled reconstruction of Iraq? Are we going to share a future of biometric surveillance? Just how did white middle-class Americans start identifying themselves as outsiders?
Rural Women Turn Solar Energy Entrepreneurs in Indian Village
Politics Editor, HuffPost India
The Jal Sakra village in India has never gotten electricity. Now, it has become the launching pad for a new scheme to boost women's earnings through solar power.
Springsteen's Grave New World, 1978:
The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story
Literary agent, editor, author
I had missed it all at the time. I was too young in 1978, and I lacked an older sibling to introduce me cool albums. I didn't
The "Transition Town" Movement's Initial Genius
Craig K. Comstock
author, TV host, social commentator, former foundation director
As we have to live with less energy, we will have to live more locally, the opposite of globalization. The transition movement strives not to "go back to the land," but to increase the resilience of communities.
How Not to Give an Oval Office Speech
Professor of linguistics emerita, University of California, Be...
Obama totally missed his opportunity to ask for, or even demand, sacrifice; specifically, that all of us immediately go into rehab for our oil addiction.
Water Crisis, Energy Crisis, Vicious Cycle
Executive director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global...
As Solomon correctly points out, we cannot address the water challenge without access to affordable energy. Conversely, we cannot solve the energy challenge without addressing the water challenge.
The Return of Atlantis Prompted a Look at America's Future ... and I'm Very Troubled
Director, National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
Is this the grand vision for human spaceflight we embraced 40 years ago when we saw Armstrong and Aldrin walking on the Moon?
: Dwindling Coal Reserves and the Siren Song of "Clean Coal"
Staff Writer, Grist.org
If we don't begin massive investment in renewable power sources, civilization could be at risk before the end of the century. Such is the stark conclusion of
, one of the scariest books I've ever read.
With Ordinary Cubans Sweltering In The Dark, Shouldn't The Government Follow Suit?
Publisher of 14ymedio, independent newspaper in Cuba
It would be a good idea to ask the members of the National Assembly to travel to their August 1st meeting on public transport so as not to waste fuel on their chartered bus.
Palin Says Thanks But No Thanks To Stimulus Money
Just a girl from Homer, Alaska
Gov. Sarah Palin dropped the hammer today on $80 million from the state budget. In a "bring it on" move, Palin dared the legislature to over-ride her veto.
First 100 Days Retrospective: Ford, Carter, Reagan
Chris Weigant is a political commentator.
What is striking is how often the media gets it wrong when measuring up new presidents. Journalists should approach judging a president's first 100 days with some humility.
Solar Energy Reality Check
Solar energy is the most promising source of clean, renewable energy. It is also one of the most misunderstood. First, let's
I prefer an interpretation similar to what I've seen from a number of sources in recent weeks: that innovation and ingenuity are in fact amplified during difficult times.
Northwest Indiana May House New Ethanol Plant
Officials in Northwest Indiana have already Ok'd the construction of a facility that will turn garbage into ethanol. But
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