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President Obama has an opportunity in his second term to offer real leadership for a new energy economy

Video Friday: Celebrating Wind Power for Global Wind Day

Saturday, June 15 is Global Wind Day. To help celebrate the enormous growth of this renewable source of energy, our video for today is Wind Energy at the Crossroads. As with any energy source, wind is not without its challenges, but with the renewal of the Production Tax Credit last January, it becomes clearer with each passing year that wind energy will be a cornerstone…

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President Obama has an opportunity in his second term to offer real leadership for a new energy economy

Time for President Obama to Lead on Energy

President Obama can use his executive powers to circumvent the political deadlock in Congress and embolden the nation’s commitment to battling climate change. Instead of an “all the above” approach that ramps up fossil fuel production, we need responsible, science based energy policy. There is no future to a national energy strategy that features the unholy trinity of hydraulic fracturing…

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Video Friday: Rocky Mountain Institute Year in Review

Co-founded by Amory Lovins in 1982, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is a non-profit “think-and-do-tank” focused on resource and energy efficiency. RMI seeks to find solutions to drive our transition from fossil-fuels to a new energy economy. Working in transportation, energy, buildings and industry, RMI is a leader in “out-of-the-box” innovation and transformative pragmatism. RMI celebrates its 30th anniversary and summarizes…

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The growth fallacy

The Fallacy of Growth: Redefining Prospority

“We confabulate; we make stories up about how it is that. ‘Oh, everything is just fine, and our consumer-driven society is just OK; and of course the fact that we are emptying the seas, the fact that we are causing wide-spread climate change, you know the fact that we do have global hunger is just an anomaly, and we will…

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You can build your own solar panel using step-by-step instructions

Learn How To Build Your Own Solar Panel

Going solar – build your own solar panel Solar energy is increasingly in the news these days, and many may wonder how (or if) solar power can directly benefit their homes and families. What are the real advantages of solar energy for the average homeowner? How much does it cost? Can I afford it? Can I really use solar power…

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Global grassroots environmental activism finds a powerful ally in new media

New Media and the Environmental Movement’s Grassroots Globalization

New media is helping environmental activists to combat the powerful propaganda and immense resources of the old energy economy. Although environmental groups cannot outspend or outmaneuver entrenched economic interests, the adoption of new media levels the playing field and democratizes the debate. New media encompasses the amalgamation of traditional media with the interactive power of computers, communications technology, computer-enabled consumer devices and…

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Is America Surrendering Its Leadership Role in the New Energy Economy?

A clean energy “call to arms” A new report released today by the Center for American Progress entitled Out of the Running? How Germany, Spain, and China Are Seizing the Energy Opportunity and Why the United States Risks Getting Left Behind explains how clean energy is on track to become one of the biggest global industries in the coming decades. By…

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