Renewable Energy

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

A Very Good Year for Wind Energy

By Umut Newbury

The American Wind Energy AssociationĀ is predicting a record-breaking year for wind power.

Solar Investments Soar

Umut Newbury

2004 may be remembered as the 'watershed year' for solar energy, and 2005 may be an even better year.

Simpler Solar Power

By Doug Livingston and Scott Hollis

Check out this guide to grid-tied solar systems to learn more about the simplest way to tap renewable energy for your home.

Magic Heat Pumps

By Greg Pahl

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


Renewable Energy Incentives: Part Three

By John Carroll and Susan Gouchoe

If you live in Delaware, New York, Florida, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey or Rhode Island, you can save big bucks on a solar- or wind-powered system.

Homestead Hydropower

By Steve Maxwell

Harness the power of hydropower; flowing water for clean, sustainable home electricity.

The Short Path to Oil Independence

By Lester R. Brown

Together, hybrid cars and wind farms can slash our oil independence.

Renewable Energy Incentives: Part Two

By Winona LaDuke

Installing a renewable energy system is increasingly affordable thanks to renewable energy incentives from federal and state governments, as well as local utilities.