We always hear of the “costs” of switching to clean energy – but little of the cost of not switching Doing nothing on climate will cost the world $72 trillion by 2060 in disaster recovery as climate change ramps […]
Nike, Procter & Gamble, and Goldman Sachs are among the latest large multinational companies to pledge to move their businesses to renewable energy. Representatives from these organizations spoke on a discussion panel on the last […]
It’s not just about cozy ski lodges anymore. Aspen is earning nationwide attention for its green energy achievements. Aspen has long enjoyed a reputation as a lovely place to escape to for a ski weekend, […]
In a historic vote, California legislators have ensured that the eighth largest economy in the world is running on 50% renewable energy within just 15 years. California’s Democratic-majority legislature just acted decisively to further reduce […]
A new poll from the University of Michigan finds that voters are more likely to support a carbon tax if it’s proceeds are invested in clean energy. What Republicans like is of great interest to policymakers trying to […]
Gravity already supplies us with one cheap and clean form of electricity storage. We can contain and then release a weight — in this case water, with pumped hydro. When there is excess energy on the grid […]
Hillary Clinton has made renewable energy a big part of her election platform, and has some very ambitious plans to reshape the energy landscape of the United States. As the 2016 election season approaches and the […]
Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, doesn’t like wind turbines. He has made dramatic cuts in government subsidies for wind farms, in a move that’s sure to hold back Australia’s renewable energy sector. Tony Abbott has […]
Drought has become a consistent feature of the western United States. A changing climate is leaving the area drier year-round, with natural and man-made reservoirs slowly becoming depleted. Driven by necessity, innovators in Colorado are […]
Today six governments are involved in the planning and construction of what could be called “the largest international scientific undertaking in history”. Their purpose: to usher in a new era of clean, abundant energy. University […]
Carbon dioxide exacts a cost, that much we know. It’s when we try to take the logical next step – putting a price on carbon – that things get complicated. The issue is in the […]
It’s easy to mock efforts by localities to take on climate change – looked at in isolation and strictly by the numbers, no matter how boldly they move to trim their carbon emissions, the impact […]
The wind boom in northwest Iowa has at least one thing on North Dakota’s oil boom: It’s not unleashing massive amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere.
It’s hard to do wave energy: OPT surrenders its permit to pursue a 100-buoy, 50-megawatt wave energy array off Oregon. A smaller array is in doubt, too.