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Van Jones: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

“We are entering the tough terrain of an unforgiving new century. But there is a path forward,” says Jones in this excerpt from Greg Pahl’s book, Power from the People. This book rests an optimistic message on a pessimistic premise. The sobering underlying thesis is that human civilization is already in big trouble—both ecologically and […]

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Power from the People is Here!

Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects by Greg Pahl is here! If you’ve ever looked up at the power lines feeding into your home and wondered if there could be a better way than giant plants miles from town supplying your electricity by burning dirty fossil fuels — […]

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Pre-Release Special: Power from the People

More and more Americans acutely sense that the old way of doing things — investing our savings in Wall Street companies who care little about our families and communities; depending on polluting, costly, and non-renewable sources of energy; eating food grown far away that makes us sick — is no longer working. People want to […]

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Energy Department Study Confirms Reinventing Fire‘s Vision

From TriplePundit, file in the extremely thin folder of articles that display governments’ ability to get with the program on climate change and peak oil! May there be many more such articles in the years to come, and maybe, just maybe, by 2050 we’ll get to celebrate real independence — from fossil fuels and the […]

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Join us at the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair

Join Chelsea Green this weekend at the largest and longest running renewable energy and sustainable living event in the country – Register today! Each year the MREA Energy Fair transforms rural Central Wisconsin into the global hot spot for renewable energy education. The Energy Fair brings over 20,000 people from nearly every state in the […]

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“What if we could make energy do our work without working our undoing?” – Amory Lovins

From TED. In this intimate talk filmed at TED’s offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world’s dependence on oil (before we run out). Some changes are already happening—like lighter-weight cars and smarter trucks—but some require a bigger vision. In his latest book, Reinventing Fire, Amory Lovins […]

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Amory Lovins: Cars need to go on a diet (video)

Kids say the darnedest things. One of my favorite stories from childhood is a time my little brother made a shocking comment to our neighbor. She had sprained her ankle, and was talking about how it wasn’t healing rapidly enough. She was worried. She didn’t know what to do.Little Andrew, being of the ultra-logical mindset, […]

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State of the Global Climate – A Quick Look

A few years ago I was involved in a very fun event called Step It Up 2007. It was dreamed up by Bill McKibben, author and activist extraordinaire, and implemented across the country by separate small groups — including the rag-tag group of activists I was leading down in Jacksonville, Florida. Our event was simple. […]

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Can Radical Efficiency Revive U.S. Manufacturing?

By Robert Hutchinson and Ryan Matley  | March 16, 2012 | Editor’s note: The following is adapted from the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era. Industry has long formed the foundation of America’s economy, from before the first Ford Model T factory to the military-industrial complex that grew […]

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Gathering Low Hanging Fruit is Not Enough to Green Industry

This is the fourth in a Rocky Mountain Institute series on the steps business leaders can take to seize the economic and competitive opportunities outlined in Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era. Other installments in the series from GreenBiz are listed here. America’s industrial sector generates more than 40 percent of […]

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