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Renewable Energy

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

A College Degree No Longer a Guarantee

By Camille Davis

We are currently facing a job crisis. Most jobs available today require specific skills and not college diplomas. Congress recently passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act which should help train workers but fails to take note of the booming green job market.


Understanding the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

By Camille Davis

Congress passed a piece of legislation which could have a serious impact on the nation's job crisis. This post explains the act, analyzes its impact, and notes that the whole renewable job sector has been pretty much ignored.


Utilities Fear ‘Death Spiral’ — They Shouldn't

By Steven Nadel

Why the cost of utilities won’t be drastically affected by renewable energy sources.


Why We Need the Clean Power Plan

By Camille Davis

The Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, proposed on June 2, 2014, by the Environmental Protection Agency, under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan not only limits our carbon pollution but also injects life back into our domestic workforce.


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Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels

By Toby Grotz

Declare energy independence this Independence Day, 2014


Homemade Wind Generator

By RD Copeland

Build your own wind generator for use with 12-Volt systems. Charge up batteries for lighting, fans, tools and more.


3 Things You Didn't Know About Solar In Developing Countries

By Cindy Nawilis

Going solar in developing countries, especially in communities that lack access to electricity, is a completely different experience. Here the 3 main reasons why solar is taking off abroad.


Let It Shine: The First Solar Steam Engine

By John Perlin

The following post summarizes Chapter 7 of the book "Let It Shine The 6000 Year Story of Solar Energy."