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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?

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

How we can break our addiction to oil. With contributions from Michael T. Klare, Christian Parenti, Mark Hertsgaard and Christine MacDonald.

Why the United States needs a new national energy policy.

How Obama can use the government's purchasing power to spark the clean-energy revolution.

Louisiana can't go cold turkey: it can only wean itself off oil through an orderly transition.

The BP disaster could be the catalyst for an invigorated environmental movement.

Imagine that the cost you pay at the pump reflected not only the cost of gas without all of the government tax breaks and subsidies to the oil industry but also the political, health and environmental costs of drilling for oil.

Blogs

Intercollegiate rivalry isn't all about the academics anymore. It's also about eco-friendliness, says the Sierra Club.

August 25, 2010

 One Canadian university is sending students to help green small rural communities in Alberta.

August 4, 2010

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