John Farrell: A $48 Billion Opportunity for U.S. Electric Customers

A 2.0 utility business model that doesn't accommodate this opportunity for local, equitable access to energy production and management will leave many U.S. electricity consumers deeply unsatisfied. [Read more...]



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William S. Becker: How to Finance an Energy Revolution

All the financing tools -- federal, state, local and private -- could be mobilized in a national campaign to create a low-carbon U.S. economy, and to achieve it more rapidly than any other major energy shift in American history. [Read more...]



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Alexis Crow: Death of a Shalesman: U.S. Energy Independence Is a Fairy Tale

Cheaper and cleaner than oil -- and seemingly abundant in supply -- shale gas was intended to be our "bridge" fuel to a bright future of renewable energy. But a clear look at the costs involved reveals that shale is a teetering bridge leading to an even higher-cost future. [Read more...]



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Diane MacEachern: "Keeping Up With the Joneses" Gives Solar Revolution a Boost

Conscious capitalism has been the domain of corporations since Ben & Jerry's first added macadamia nuts to their ice cream to help raise awareness about the need to protect the rainforest. [Read more...]



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Elliott Negin: Mitch McConnell’s Misguided Coal Crusade

Flush from victory last November, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell threw down the gauntlet. "What the administration has done to the coal industry is a true outrage," he said, referring to the loss of mining jobs in his home state of Kentucky. [Read more...]



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XPRIZE: Lava Amps: Tapping into Volcano Power

If you're familiar with geothermal energy, you know most existing geothermal projects rely on high-temperature permeable rock relatively near the surface that has its own naturally occurring water supply. [Read more...]



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Heather Taylor-Miesle: Cory Gardner’s Wind Hypocrisy

I keep looking at this image from Sen. Cory Gardner's campaign ad of him in the middle of a wind farm claiming that he supports the next generation and suggesting that he'll support clean energy. [Read more...]



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Lorainne Lopez: Impact Investor Global Partnerships Invests in Solar to Connect the Poor With Light

To this day, an estimated 1.3 billion people do not have access to electricity. That is over a billion people who struggle to refrigerate their food and medicine, study at night to further their education, or charge their mobile phones. [Read more...]



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Richard (RJ) Eskow: Anti-Koch: The Fight for Green Energy Is a Fight for the 99 Percent

It's getting harder to defend our economic and environmental interests against the corrupting influence of campaign cash. The struggle for a fairer economy is inseparable from the struggle to protect the planet -- and both will be more successful once we've removed big money from our political process. [Read more...]



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William S. Becker: Mandatory Questions for the 2016 Election

None of the candidates in the last presidential election said much about climate change or the clean energy imperative, not even Barack Obama. We cannot allow that to happen again. The media, the Commission on Presidential Debates, young people and voters at large need to nail down every candidate this time on what he or she would do about these two urgent issues. [Read more...]



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Chaitanya Kumar: Reality vs. Rhetoric: NamObama on Climate Change

Both Obama and Narendra Modi (NaMo) have waxed eloquent on stronger economic ties and friendly cultural relations, but their statements on climate change need to go beyond platitudes and into action. [Read more...]



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Miriam Ava: Does This Spark Joy? The Life-Changing Beauty of Flow and Letting Go

I intend to create beauty wherever I am: a clean, clear space may just be the brilliant bouncing-off place for a whole new level of blessings.

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