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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

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

Despite the ills of fracking, the Obama administration claims more natural gas is part of the solution to climate change. 

August 15, 2013

How labor and environmentalists in California are finding common cause.

August 7, 2013

STUDENT FINALIST: From foreign policy to climate change, our dependency on oil should be fueling the election conversation. 

October 28, 2012