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Solar energy news and analysis from The Nation
November 21, 2017
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Is a Climate Criminal—and I’m Willing to Go to Jail to Say So
A big part of what makes nonviolent civil disobedience powerful is the willingness of those engaging in it to suffer the consequences.
July 6, 2017
Can the Caribbean’s Tourism Economy Survive Climate Change?
Rising sea levels, ocean acidification, catastrophic storm surges—the threat is dire, and requires a rapid transition to renewable energy.
June 2, 2017
How the States Can Still Fight Climate Change—Without the Federal Government
If states can raise taxes on socially detrimental substances like alcohol and tobacco, they can certainly do the same for greenhouse emissions.
May 8, 2017
Economic Democracy and the Billion-Dollar Co-op
Is our energy grid a sleeping giant of collective ownership?
April 27, 2017
Saving Coal Country by Ending Coal’s Empire
A Kentucky coalition has plans to make Appalachia’s transition from fossil fuels a boon for local empowerment.
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November 10, 2016
Is This ‘Game Over’ for the Planet?
What Donald Trump’s victory means for climate change.
November 4, 2016
Will Florida Voters Be Duped Into Killing Solar Power?
A Florida ballot initiative is written in pro-solar language—but its actual meaning is far more sinister.
July 14, 2016
Bad News: We’re Actually Using More Fossil Fuels Than Ever
Renewable forms of energy are growing far faster than anyone expected. But so is the use of oil, coal, and natural gas.
Michael T. Klare
June 27, 2016
Big Solar’s Obstructionism in Maine
Will Big Solar perpetuate the abuses of Big Oil?
June 3, 2016
6 Tough Climate Questions the Democratic Platform Committee Will Have to Answer
Democrats have a chance to set a bold agenda for dealing with global warming.