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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.

The good news about the very bad news (about climate change).

Al Jazeera English's "Fault Lines" program discovers creative models local communities are using to address unemployment.

Thoroughly green and worker-owned, co-ops are a vibrant response to economic distress.

Will carbon capture and sequestration help us avoid runaway climate change?

Our crumbling atomic power stations and the government agency that loves them.

Promising local initiatives are pointing the way forward for national policy.

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