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Why is United States in an especially precarious position when it comes to energy?

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.

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

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

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.


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

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

STUDENT FINALIST: America is growing weak and gaining a poor reputation because it is unable to provide power for its technology.

October 23, 2012

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

August 25, 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