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A thirty-year war for energy pre-eminence? You wouldn’t wish it on a desperate planet. But that’s where we’re headed and there’s no turning back.

Solar panels

Is dirty energy the only way to meet the huge demands of the modern world? New numbers suggest renewables could do the job—and more.

How droughts, the Arab Spring and the decline of nuclear power are shaping the future of global energy consumption.

Windpower plant in China

The world’s second-largest economy is emerging as a pacesetter in solar and wind technology.

James Howard Kunstler discusses how finance and energy are running neck and neck to fuel the end of advanced industrial civilization.

Naidoo talks about disappointments at Copenhagen, coalition-building among progressive organizations and the uncomfortable truth about consumption and quality of life.

If the administration is serious about renewable energy, why won't it put solar panels on the roof of the White House?

China must do two things at once: continue to industrialize while sharply limiting carbon emissions. Will its newfound focus on renewable energy technology be enough?

Blogs

Deep water oil spills, shallow water spills, bursting pipelines: there's got to be a safer way to fulfill our energy needs.

July 30, 2010

Eric Alterman on pushing for a progressive Presidency.  Plus: Colin Robinson takes on Amazon.

July 16, 2010

To supply the United States with power without destroying the earth in the process we need radical changes in the way we think about energy consumption and our energy infrastructure. 

July 14, 2010

On The Nation on Grit TV, Mark Hertsgaard argues that oil to Louisiana is like heroin to an addict. It's high time we started the weaning process.

July 14, 2010

If the United States government is the largest energy consumer in the world, asks Nation contributing editor Christian Parenti, why doesn't it use its massive buying power to support real green, clean energy technologies—instead of subsidizing the catastrophic failures of oil giants like BP?

July 6, 2010

How BP’s disarmingly charming ten-year-long ad campaign helped get us into this mess.

June 13, 2010

A Twitter guide to climate change news, resources and activism.

May 11, 2010

An edgy ad could have broken through right-wing psychological barriers on climate change and alternative energy. Fox turned it down.

May 11, 2010

The current senator from Wisconsin renews his predecessor's environmental message.

April 21, 2010

A guide to helping save the planet.

April 20, 2010