The catastrophic spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee is a wake-up call: there are more than 1,300 such dumps across the U.S., and, as a result of coal industry lobbying, no federal regulations for safe storage, reuse or disposal of the waste.
Jan 8, 2009 New York Times
Amory Lovins, co-founder and chairman of Rocky Mountain Institute, believes that governments and the private sector need to identify and remove barriers to energy efficiency, rather than simply promoting "conservation."
Dec 6, 2008 AlterNet
The stream of Washington bailouts is a doomed attempt to revive a 'zombie economy', argues James Howard Kunstler. He believes we need to start organizing new, local economies built around growing food, making things and transporting them by rail.
Nov 29, 2008 James Kunstler's Blog
Warren Buffett, Google and others are investing heavily in geothermal energy development, spurred on by state incentives for renewables and higher gas prices.
Nov 7, 2008 The Los Angeles Times
Technology innovation – that's all we need to solve the energy crisis! Unleash American ingenuity and we'll be able to cope with higher energy costs. The Windmillmobile, should go a long way toward reducing petroleum consumption. It seems to wo Opinion
Oct 24, 2008 By
That mainstay of adolescence -- achieving car ownership and going cruising -- may be on its way out.
Aug 17, 2008 The Globe and Mail
<p>Rock Port, Missouri, population 1300, has become the first community in the country with more wind power that it can use.</p>
Aug 4, 2008 National Public Radio
<p>Officials in Fort Worth, Texas weigh regulations for natural gas compression stations arising from a boom in drilling shale for natural gas.</p>
Jul 29, 2008 Fort Worth Star-Telegram
<p>It's Gold Rush days long since passed, Canada's Yukon Territory was until recently a wild, myth-bound place. But now oil and gas revenues are fueling new construction and population growth.</p>
Jul 28, 2008 The Globe & Mail
<p>Rolling Stone pundit Matt Taibbi writes that the media are missing the real story: that millions of Americans are financially drowning under home heating costs, gas prices and debt, and the middle class is disappearing.</p>
Jul 24, 2008 AlterNet