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Can nuclear-generated electricity lead us off fossil fuels?
After years of sitting in the energy dustbin, nuclear power is enjoying a renaissance. Countries such as France, Japan and China are furiously building nuclear
Our last two posts on improving trucking efficiency (see here and here) received quite a bit of push-back from the TreeHugger audience. While some comments were tempered, others were more blunt, "There is nothing green about trucks," you said. And,
Denver, CO, RMI's Transformational Trucking Charrette: After three days' discussion by trucking suppliers, OEMs, drivers, and industry experts, the technological potential for drastic trucking efficiency gains—as well as the complexity of the barriers
With all the hype surrounding the recently unveiled American Clean Energy and Security Act, it seems appropriate to reflect upon the policy framework Amory Lovins and his colleagues at the Rocky Mountain Institute put together a few months ago.
The volatility of fuel costs and the reeling economy have taken their toll on the long-haul, heavy-duty trucking industry, though their tribulations have received less attention than those of the auto sector.
President Obama has set the goal of adding one million plug-in vehicles to the country's fleet by 2015. And while the recently passed stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, contained some very generous incentives
In the necessary flurry to reduce carbon emissions, water issues are arguably taking a back seat. Scarcity and quality of water present cause for concern, but saving water doesn't seem to excite like saving energy does.
In early 1981, Salvadoran Civil War guerillas bombed a power plant and blacked out San Salvador. A few months later, guerillas targeted a dam that provided half of El Salvador's electricity. By November, a third of this small, Central American nation
While some believe we shouldn't act at all because the price will be too high, other research suggests inaction would be far more costly. But both sides of this debate are wrong if we choose the best buys first, because then the cost of climate
Though less fierce than expected, Hurricane Gustav highlighted once again the vulnerabilities presented by our centralized energy systems.
Within the Gulf of Mexico, 98 percent of the oil and natural gas production facilities were shut down, ahead of