Renewable Energy

We're going to run out of any kind of fossil fuels, so we need to move on to a renewable source.

Could solar solve more than just emissions problems? Author Robert Stayton proposes an idea that would raise everyone out of poverty and get us off of fossil fuels. (Ben West/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Could solar energy end poverty? Author Robert Stayton proposes an idea that would do just that — and eliminate our reliance on fossil fuels too.
Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike.

Melissa Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike. (Anne Orca/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, Florida, joined the global call for climate action on Sept. 20. Eckerd College student Melissa Pielet has some thoughts on the practicality of implementing the change we so urgently need.

An electric vehicle charges at a public charging station in Chicago. How much of the electricity is produced by renewable sources depends on the utility company providing it. (Brady Jones/MEDILL)

Northwestern University
Driving an electric vehicle plays a critical role in reducing CO2 emissions, but the impact of this reduction is diminished if the electricity comes from fossil fuels. Brady Jones of Medill reports.

The Energy Resilience and Conservation Investment Program solar microgrid project at Fort Hunter Liggett in California is managed by the Sacramento District. (John Prettyman/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

George Washington University
A closer look at Lilker EMO Energy Solutions LLC, a sustainable energy consulting firm in Falls Church, Virginia, that is helping lead America's energy transformation.
Environmental Injustice:from local to international progress
Environmental Injustice:from local to international progress
University of Wisconsin-Madison
This story of environmental injustice in southern Wisconsin shows how we can make a difference on a local level to improve the lives of people all over the world.
The George Washington University
Washington, D.C., recently committed to 100% renewable electricity, an achievement that should be the inspiration for other cities to pursue renewable energy.
solar roof wisconsin

This is just part of a 7.2 kW rooftop solar system in Bayview, Wisconsin, as seen in 2007. (M.J. Monty/Creative Commons)

Northwestern University
Solar power is now the third most popular renewable energy source, behind water and wind, according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
SUNY ESF
Current political and social systems resist meaningful change. As a result, a punk subculture, committed to portraying and moving toward a sustainable future, has formed.
SUNY: College of Environmental Science and Forestry
An interview with Town Supervisor, Dave Jones, of Fenner looking into the Fenner Wind Farm.
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
America is trying to move away from fossil fuels, but does renewable energy always mean it's good for the environment? When you look at corn ethanol, that might not be the case.

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