The Minneapolis author’s new book, Before the Lights Go Out, argues we already have the technologies today to solve the energy problems of tomorrow.
Even as they become more common, small-scale wind turbines remain a source of dispute in the renewable energy community.
When it comes to reporting on climate change, European media are from hothouse Venus, their American counterparts are from more frigid Mars. That divide between them may be having a profound impact on climate and energy policy. Photo by haonavy via Creative Commons
In a bid to catch up with their coastal counterparts, Midwestern cities are racing to acquire electric vehicles and build charging stations – steps backers say will save on gasoline, cut emissions, and show drivers that there is life after the internal combustion engine.
Climate change could be a boon for the Midwest’s urban centers, says UCLA economist Matthew Kahn, but regional climate experts do not share his optimistic outlook. Photo by Drew Garaets via Creative Commons