Renewable Energy

The best advice on energy efficiency, solar power, wind energy, living off the grid, and more.

How the First Earth Day Made Way for the Renewable Energy Revolution

By Ted Flanigan, EcoMotion

In collaboration with 75,000 partner organizations, Earth Day has mobilized a billion people worldwide. Its early days under Denis Hayes fostered the renewables revolution.


Just Transition: Renewable Energy Can Drive Equitable Job Creation

By Ted Flanigan, EcoMotion

We need policies to support a just clean energy future. We need zero-net energy. We also need zero-net job loss, and for jobs to reach the underserved.


Heat Pumps

By Greg Pahl

Tap free energy from the air or ground to heat and cool your home with this superefficient technology.


Green Hydrogen: An Energy Storage Solution for the Western U.S.

By Ted Flanigan, EcoMotion

Hydrogen is known to be used in planes, trucks, and mining. But it also can be used to decarbonize the power sector, industry, heating, and transportation.


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Super-Small-Scale Solar with a Portable Generator and 100-Watt Panel

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen, Be the Change Project

Portable solar generators are a small-scale and affordable way to get solar power into your life. My family tried out the Aeiusny 400-watt unit for a variety of household uses.


Reduce Energy Use on the Farm

By Joel Salatin

The most surefire way to save money on energy is to use less of it. Try these energy-saving tactics to reduce your farm’s energy dependency and build homestead resilience.


Better Rechargeable Batteries for Powering Electronic Devices

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

A growing number of companies, like Pale Blue, are addressing the need for rechargeable batteries that can more sustainably power electronic devices.


How Long Will It Take to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Sources of Energy?

By Kayla Matthews

How long will it take to replace fossil fuels? The answer is dependent on many things, from implementation costs to the nation's infrastructure.



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