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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?
Oil crunch and Eurozone crisis
The European Greens raise concerns about the possible impacts of peak oil.
Policy innovation for technology diffusion: Japanese renewable energy
Japan's experience with renewable energy illustrates the political dimension of policy innovation.
Lessons for Appalachia’s post-coal economy
Appalachia's residents are working to keep local and sustainable sources of wealth central in a post-coal economy.
Energy innovation and traditional knowledge
It is crucial to remember that harvesting alternative energy can have impacts on local and indigenous communities.
Transition Town Fujino goes for local energy independence
A Japanese community has embraced the Transition Movement and is working towards a more resilient and sustainable future.
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.
Small islands push for new energy
Small islands seek to slash or eliminate fossil fuel use and related pollution, while increasing energy security, employment and economic and social well-being.
Making a difference through geothermal energy
A UNU fellow discusses how geothermal can help Kenya in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
India: Forget the grid, community power is here
A new era of entrepreneurs in India have begun a revolutionary effort to deliver energy access via off grid cell phone towers.
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.
Big picture policy responses to peak oil
Four policy scenarios to guide societies trying to respond to the implications of peak oil (and climate change).
Boulder votes to free its electric company
Finding the private utility's take-up of renewables too slow, a US city opts for local control, less coal and more energy innovation.
Policy-makers slow to take peak oil action
The peaking of oil production has gone from a fringe theory to an accepted fact. Yet policy inaction remains the rule.
How rural America got fracked
In a new environmental nightmare you knew nothing about, ancient sandstone hills are being razed for a type of silica used by the natural gas industry.
End of business as we know it
Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, we have gone from success to success. But is "business as usual" still an option?
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