A new solar plant in Nevada shows the potential of the southwestern United States’ deserts to provide a significant amount of clean, renewable energy from concentrating solar power (CSP). Though most people are more familiar with photovoltaic (PV) systems, CSP is one of the most promising large-scale energy technologies.
Canada and many European countries are taking steps to drive adoption of solar power by offering renewable energy incentives. Originally published as "Renewable Energy Catching On - Green Gazette" in the June/July 2006 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
We the people need to motivate Uncle Sam to adopt rational and revolutionary policies for long-term energy independence.
A reader asks for advice about rooting roses at her new house.
If you're sick of gas price gouging, speak up for real improvements to federal fuel economy standards by contacting your congressional representative.
Is your DVD player on right now? Once upon a time, when you turned off an appliance, it was off. Now many appliances draw electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week, creating 'phantom loads.' Follow these five tips to save energy and zap phantom loads.
Meet the teacher who is furthering the cause of renewable energy education. Originally published as "Sprouts and Snippets - Green Gazette" in the April/May 2006 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
Taxpayer subsidies have disguised the high cost of nuclear power for years. The money should be redirected to promote alternative energy. Originally published as "The True Costs of Nuclear Power" in the April/May 2006 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.