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Report: Energy efficiency can save oil, avoid dangerous drilling

Retrofitting houses to run on cleaner fuel and make them more energy efficient could save as much oil as would be spilled in two Deepwater Horizon disasters a month. So says a report from the …

Partying like it's 2008

Green tech investment surges even as economy lags

In the midst of an otherwise anemic economic recovery, investment in renewable energy continues to surge.

chamber plot

Chamber of Commerce goes after climate dissenters in its ranks

A split over climate policy is brewing within the US Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is already working behind the scenes to discredit the new group

Let the iPhone Save the Planet

About three years ago, I sat next to a man on a plane who was watching “Pirates of the Caribbean” on his iPod. I couldn’t imagine it being much fun, although the special effects probably …

Flying Energy Generators: maybe the next big thing.

Because it has been documented that today’s technology could replace all or most fossil fuel consumption with renewable sources[1], the most important focus for writing on technical solutions to the climate crisis is what can …

Getting trucked over

Mammoth trucks en route to Canada’s tar sands threaten Montana

Imperial Oil has contracted to transport giant machines from South Korea through Idaho and Montana to Canada’s Athabaskan tar-sands project in Alberta


EPA takes center stage on climate action, gears up to battle Big Coal

Cap-and-trade's death means any federal effort to limit emissions rests with the EPA. Not shockingly, EPA has become the whipping boy of politicians.


Gigantic wind turbines, flush power, biodegradable coffins, and 7 more tales of green

There's an oil spill in Michigan and the energy bill's now a slip of a thing, but a lot of other stuff happened in recent days that didn't grab big headlines. Here are 10 stories …

Hub grub

Online food co-ops like Nebraska's create innovative virtual farmers markets

Right now, I'm facing a problem shared by scores of farmers. I have four lambs that have been raised entirely on grass, and I know there are customers eager to buy them. I just don't …