Energy

Energy, Solar, Wind

Alisa May

If You Love Your Electrons, Set Them Free

For a nation so devoted to capitalism, our energy markets are heavily rigged to price out clean-tech. If a carbon tax is out of the question for now, mechanisms to favor CO2-free electrons may lie in transmission.
by × July 30, 2012 × 0 comments

Energy, Nuclear

Should Japan Turn Its Nuclear Reactors Back On? A Sage + PolicyMic Forum

Should Japan Turn Its Nuclear Reactors Back On? A Sage + PolicyMic Forum

With 130 million people in need of power (but 80% of the population against nuclear power), should Japan end the moratorium currently keeping 54 nuclear reactors closed? You tell us....
by × May 5, 2012 × 0 comments

Actions, Conservation, Ecosystems, Energy, Fisheries, Human Landscape, Oceans

An Unsettling Experiment: Dispersants in the Gulf

An Unsettling Experiment: Dispersants in the Gulf

On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, kicking off a long summer of videos of crude gushing into the sea. Two years later, the offshore oil business is booming, and conventional wisdom has it that the Gulf has fully recovered from the disaster. Not so fast, says Sandy Aylesworth, in an in-depth investigative report.
by × April 22, 2012 × 15 comments