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Steps towards Fossil Fuel Redundancy

By replacing kerosene lamps with solar we can eliminate an entire category of carbon fuel use.

Saudi America and a Nuclear Future?

We spoke with Chris Nelder in Extraenvironmentalist episde #76. This is the first part of a transcript prepared by EE listener Scott.

Taxing the sun: The Koch brothers find a tax they like

The Koch brothers, the much-maligned fossil fuel titans, were in the news last week after their legislative stalking horse, the innocuously named American Legislative Exchange Council, was discovered pushing legislation in the states that would establish new fees on solar energy.

Renewable Hydrogen on the Big Island

Because of the relatively low population density and the abundant natural resources, Hawaii has the potential to do something that will prove to be much more challenging elsewhere: Derive most or all of its energy from renewable sources.

Solar Warriors vs. the Black Snake of Tar Sands

This past week, Henry Red Cloud, a descendent of Chief Red Cloud and President of Lakota Solar Enterprises, was recognized as a Champion of Change by President Obama for his leadership in renewable energy.

Energy transitions - headlines

•The Energy Transition is Here •IEA Report: Wind and Solar Can Carry Bulk of Energy TransformationT•he Economics of Grid Defection •Industry-funded report calls for changes to German energy policy •Coal Crunch Gives Impetus to India's Solar Switch •Food and …

Renewed Energy for Renewables  

A couple of decades who could have imagined that a gust of wind wafting across a Wyoming plain could power an air conditioner as far off as Southern California? But it very well may be happening soon.

Political Analysis – Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth

 Richard Heinberg discusses the impact energy development on the environment along with ideas for transforming the energy narrative.

Photovoltaics: new policy challenges for Europe

Using a simple cost model this article shows that PV technologies can indeed supply electricity to the grid for less than 0.10 €/kWh in large swaths of the continent...

Solar Tree: engagement through art   

There were several objectives behind making the Solar Tree but the foremost was to find new and interesting ways to engage households on energy issues.

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