Tag Archives: Renewable energy

The Rise of Solar Co-ops

The Rise of Solar Co-ops
While many people associate cooperatives with a place for hippies to buy organic food, the cooperative movement has actually grown far and wide, creating sustainable enterprises that generate jobs and strengthen local economies. Today, there are nearly 30,000 cooperatives in the United States, with more than 100 ... Read more

Here’s what fracking can do to your health

Here’s what fracking can do to your health
Although the natural gas industry is notoriously tight-lipped about the ingredients of the chemical cocktails that get pumped down into wells, by now it's widely known that the list often includes some pretty scary, dangerous stuff, including hydrochloric acid and ethylene glycol (a.k.a. antifreeze). ... Read more

Fracking Could Cause People to Die of Thirst

Fracking Could Cause People to Die of Thirst
You cannot live without water, but the fossil fuel industry is counting on squeezing the last drop out of the Earth to extract oil and natural gas. On March 21, Bloomberg news ran an article, "Global Energy Thirst Threatens Water Supplies, UN Says." It's rather grim to foresee that when the fresh ... Read more

We Can’t Just Geoengineer Our Way Out of Climate Change

We Can’t Just Geoengineer Our Way Out of Climate Change
Climate change is so serious that we’ll need to marshal everything we have to confront it, and some methods appear to be more benign than others. But geoengineering isn’t the solution. And it’s no excuse to go on wastefully burning fossil fuels. We must conserve energy and find ways to ... Read more

Monster wind farm planned in South Dakota

Monster wind farm planned in South Dakota
Scores of landowners in South Dakota are banding together in an attempt to build a one-gigawatt wind farm, which would be spread over thousands of acres of farmland. South Dakota is already a leader when it comes to harnessing wind energy. Nearly 500 large turbines spin over the state’s windswept ... Read more

Solar Power Employs More People Than Coal and Oil Combined

Solar Power Employs More People Than Coal and Oil Combined
Welcome to the future, its already here. Solar employs and nuclear destroys; we have ample evidence of that now, and with the annual U.S. solar jobs census we now have proof that solar power isn’t just providing energy, without destroying our oceans and contaminating the earth and air ... Read more

Report: Fracking Drains Water from Drough-Stricken States

Report: Fracking Drains Water from Drough-Stricken States
As states from Arkansas to California deal with economically crippling, record-breaking droughts, a new report has found that hydraulic fracturing — a process of drilling for oil and natural gas also known as fracking — could further deplete scarce water resources. The report, issued by ... Read more