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The road to self-sufficiency: How cities are transitioning to renewable energy — and how Houston can, too
June 10, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

What would it take to go all renewable? What would it take to use exclusively renewable energy resources? What would you have to add to or take away from your home? How would your life change? For most of my energy entries, I’ve talked about conservation at the individual level. That’s because I know we […]

Be trashy: How waste-to-energy could help fuel America
May 23, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Power Grid is one of my favorite games — but almost all of you have no idea what I’m talking about. OK, so, Power Grid is a German board game where you compete with other people to create the power grid inside Germany. To do this, you buy different types of power plants — wind […]

All Along the Watch Tower: United States Military and Renewable Energy
July 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address 1961 Over sixty years ago our president warned us of not letting […]

Changing Energy Policies Across the Globe
June 27, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Intamin10 Japan will cut its electrical use by 15% this summer. After the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, their electrical production capability has been decreased. Nuclear power plants made up for a quarter of their electrical production. After the disaster at Fukushima, public opinion in Japan has shifted against using nuclear power. Because […]



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