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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Are smart grids an energy game changer?
Computerized “smart grids” could be a boon to the global deployment of decentralized renewable energy. But are they there yet?
Energy innovation and traditional knowledge
It is crucial to remember that harvesting alternative energy can have impacts on local and indigenous communities.
Leaving the middle-class comfort zone to save the planet
Is the middle class socialized to be confused about power and not see the truth about who drives climate change?
Japan — short- and long-term energy risks
Keeping nuclear power in its energy equation, Japan does little to ameliorate short- and long-term risks of oil dependency.
Making a difference through geothermal energy
A UNU fellow discusses how geothermal can help Kenya in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
By George, we are all going to fry…
Brendan Barrett explains how some are getting fixated on defending the status quo and it is upping the chances that we face grave planetary consequences.
Whatever happened to carbon capture?
CCS has been hobbled by the economic crisis and Europe is far behind the US, but a new Norwegian plant provides hope.
Why the energy-industrial elite has it in for the planet
Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch.com introduces an essay by Bill McKibben on the global "carbon bubble" and how the fossil fuel industry profits.
From melon to haircuts, prices rise for Nigerians
Nigerian journalist Armsfree Onomo Ajanaku looks at the link between Nigerian fuel subsidies and the recent food price protests.
Danger waters: Top spots of potential conflict in the geo-energy era
As demand rises and supply dwindles, we are entering an era in which disputes over resources will predominate.
Transition Fujino — Prospects for a better future
The people of Transition Town Fujino seek ways of making their community resilient.
What’s the electricity forecast for Tokyo today?
As temperatures soar while electricity supply is still short, Japan will face an energy demand management challenge this summer.
Smart and just grids: Options for sub-Saharan Africa
There is an opportunity to learn from the experience of industrialised countries and leapfrog to equitable and inclusive grid development.
Debate 2.0: Did nature press the reset button on energy policy?
Has Japan's nuclear accident changed your thinking about energy and how it relates to your life and expectations for the future?
Could the rebound effect undermine climate efforts?
Researchers argue that energy efficiency savings can easily be cancelled out by increases in other carbon-intensive activity.
In depth on indigenous rights in the tar sands
An illuminating Q&A with Indigenous Environmental Network activist Clayton Thomas-Muller sheds light on aboriginal rights in Canada's tar sands.
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