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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.

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.

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?

As he pushes climate and energy legislation, will Obama keep up the tough talk?

How taxpayers are subsidizing BP's disaster through the Pentagon.

The Bronx bears the environmental burden of supporting a city of 8 million people, and is saddled with a 14 percent unemployment rate. That makes it the perfect laboratory for green jobs initiatives.

Blogs

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

Walmart claims to be environmentally friendly, but the details tell a different story.

December 3, 2014

The developed world has pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it’s going to take hundreds of billions more.

November 25, 2014

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014

A bill to block renewable energy standards is the product of an aggressive campaign by conservative groups to undermine laws that encourage the development of clean energy.

May 29, 2014

When workers gain democratic control over their energy futures, they won’t just be trying to cope with climate change, they’ll be overturning entrenched economic structures.

April 23, 2014

A conversation with Jacqueline Patterson, executive director of the NAACP’s Climate Justice Initiative.

April 22, 2014

The program’s attack on government investments in green technology ignores basic facts.  

January 6, 2014

The super-typhoon that just hit the Philippines should be a wake-up call for climate-change negotiators in Warsaw.

November 11, 2013

Environmentalists ought to embrace, not fear, the usefulness of nuclear power.

August 21, 2013