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Energy Crunch: Clean energy gains ground

Ever since oil and gas prices started to plunge, speculation that cheaper fossil fuels would mean a serious setback for renewables has been rife.

Our Renewable Future

Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy

Utility 3.0: How to Democratize Energy in the U.S.

In a December 2014 report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, John Farrell makes the case for a more radical shift, which he calls "Utility 3.0" or "energy democracy."

California Governor Proposes Most Ambitious Renewable Energy Target In U.S.

California Governor Jerry Brown used the occasion of his fourth inaugural address to propose an ambitious new clean energy target for the state: 50% renewable energy by 2030.

Wealth Creation and the New Energy Economy

Looking at the markets from a 30,000 foot level, some interesting shifts are occurring. And yet they are almost completely under the radar screen.

Renewables Competitive Though Not Yet at Scale

Investment in renewables worldwide has picked up steam.

Are small-scale renewable energy grids already starting to replace mega-utility corporations?

Increasing efficiencies in energy storage and transmission combined with falling prices for renewable energy technologies are creating a profound transformation of energy systems around the world.

The Role of Cities in Moving Toward a Sustainable Economy

The story of a hippy flower-child who leveraged big economic decisions that ushered in renewable energy and sensible land-use for Austin and the State of Texas.

Democratic energy beyond neoliberalism

Our relationship to energy needs to change.

Renewable energy: does it need critically rare materials?

A recent study concludes that the problem of mineral availability for renewable energy technologies is not critical if we choose the right technologies and we are careful to recycle the materials used as much as possible.

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