In 1979, a MOTHER EARTH NEWS staffer attended a workshop on methane production sponsored by New Life Farm's Rural Gasification Project.
A collection of short news items addressing energy-related topics, including atomic waste storage, energy efficient homes, small scale hydroelectric power, and more.
Tinkerer and MOTHER EARTH NEWS researcher Clarence Goosen has created a functioning still with a six inch column that produces as much as ten times more fuel than his original three inch design.
A solar log home could be an ideal solution to your power problem if you live somewhere with limited alternative energy options. Look into different photovoltaic or photovoltaic/generator systems to see what options could work for you.
For developing countries without the means to store life-saving vaccines, solar refrigerators may be the answer.
Thanks to favorable economics, more power utilities have plans to build wind farms.
It takes some mechanical aptitude, but you can make your own fuel by fermenting appropriate feed stocks into 96 proof alcohol. Originally published as "Make Your Own Gas! Alcohol Fuel Basics" in the April/May 2010 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
From smart grids to better solar panels, green energy technology is making gains that will help us build a brighter future. Originally published as "Green Energy Breakthroughs" in the December 2009/January 2010 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.