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Romney Energy Plan a Massive Pipeline Dream

Mitt Romney released his energy plan today, and touted it as an ambitious agenda to free the United States completely off of overseas…

Why Energy Independence In Its Current Form is Actually a Bad Idea

One of the main stories the New York Times ran on its front page on Friday was on how the United States is…
a Panasonic fuel cell stands about 76 inches tall (courtesy Leon Kaye)

In Japan, Fuel Cells Offer Employment and Economic Hope

A tour of Panasonic’s “Ene-Farm” outside of Osaka gives a clue about Japan’s current and future economic transformation. Fuel cells will be part…
recharging at an EV station

A Virtual Tour of Commuting’s Future in Korea

One of SK’s futuristic buildings in north Seoul, the T Tower, hosts T.um, or “Ubiquitous Museum.” The tour is part Avatar, part futuristic…

“Let’s Roll!” Restoring Jobs, Environment and Economy With American Made Electric Cars

“Let’s Roll” were the last recorded words from Flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, and they were spoken because…

Test Drive: Mitsubishi i Electric Car and Chevy Volt

Electric cars are coming to dealers near you. The question is, should you buy one? After testing driving the Mitsubishi i Electric Car…
Ogunquit, Maine, photo by Leon Kaye, August 2011

Maine Commits to Reduce Oil 30% by 2030

With future energy efficiency concerns an issue, Maine's Republican-dominated legislature passed An Act to Improve Maine’s Energy Security earlier this year.
downtown Seoul, Korea

Korean Investment in Clean Energy Nears US$1 Billion

While many clean energy advocates and investors around the world laud German innovation and watch China’s surge in the development of technologies such…
downtown Boston

To Build Local Economy, Mass. Targets GhG Emission Reduction to Pre-1990 Levels

Joining many national and local governments, Massachusetts has embarked on a goal of reducing greenhouse emissions. The plan is ambitious--25% below 1990 levels--and…

Caribbean Island Closer to Becoming Geothermal Energy Exporter

St. Lucia’s government has signed an agreement with US-based Qualibou Energy for the development of a geothermal plant. If all goes as planned,…

Biofuel Bill Would Allow Federal Forests to be Feedstock

One reason bills addressing climate change have difficulty passing in Congress is structural.  Because each state has equal representation in the Senate, 11%…

The Path to Lower Oil Demand and Gas Prices: A Green Vehicle Revolution Is a Much Better Route Than a Global Financial Crisis

Would a dramatic reduction in demand for oil caused by a green vehicle revolution cause the same type of reduction in oil prices…

Planning the First 100 Days: Green IS the Recession Solution!

Since the credit crisis began, many experts have called for ‚ÄòA Green New Deal' to rescue us. But how will green solutions be…