Category: Resources

H. Patricia Hynes: How the Light Gets In

In the northern Great Plains, likely the richest wind regime in the world, the potential of tribal wind power exceeds 300 gigawatts across six states

John Feffer: The Hunger President

There are now 1.4 million children at risk of dying from famine. No one apparently has shown Donald Trump, or his daughter Ivanka, any photos of these at-risk children. So, the U.S. president is comfortably ignoring this statistic.

Juan Cole: The quest for 100% Renewables

Are some major industrial countries only a decade or two from getting all their electricity from non-fossil fuel sources?

Steve Phillips: Jobs and industry in the Hunter Valley

Context for a conversation about a Just Transition away from coal

Robert Hunziker: Destroying Rivers

Discord supplants science

Juan Cole: California Powered by Solar

For the first time, on the day of March 23, 40% of Californian grid power between 11 am and 2 pm was generated by utility-scale solar plants. This proportion was a seasonal effect but not a fluke, and it certainly points to what will be routine in the very near future. California has so much Read more…

Juan Cole: Sorry, Trump, China’s cut-back on Coal Dooms Industry

Donald Trump has said many foolish things, but his pledge to bring back coal takes the cake. Coal is the dirtiest source of energy. Not only does it produce enormous amounts of carbon dioxide when burned, but releases other toxins as well, including mercury. Mercury is a nerve poison that can cause paralysis and insanity Read more…

Farron Cousins: America Is Suffering From A Very Real Water Crisis That Few Are Acknowledging

We’re pricing a third of United States citizens out of the water market

Teressa Rose Ezell: Black Snakes on the Move: Pipeline Expansion Out of Control

The US is already home to approximately 2.5 million miles of underground gas and oil pipeline. For the sake of comparison, only one other country exceeds 100,000 pipeline miles: Russia, with 161,502 miles

Winona La Duke: Trump’s Push to Build Dakota Access & Keystone XL Pipelines is a Declaration of War

The person who’s going to benefit most from Keystone is Rex Tillerson, the new secretary of state

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