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Calm Energy Morning Makeover

This energizing video of standing poses, sun salutations, and core strengtheners will leave you refreshed and refocused.<p>This video features a yoga …

Yoga

Small-Scale Solar Installations Are Taking Back The Power Grid

Panels on rooftops, gardens, and commercial buildings are accounting for a rising percentage of new energy production in the U.S.<p>The world knows it needs to generate more power from clean energy. Fortunately, renewable energy sources are growing, though not nearly as fast as needed. Solar power has …

Renewable Energy

The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Company noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units, …

Is Solar The Next Shale?

Will solar power transform electricity markets as significantly as shale transformed oil and gas?<p>That is the question posed in a new study by Wood MacKenzie, an international energy research and consulting company.<p>“Just as shale extraction reconfigured oil and gas, no other technology is closer to …

Fossil Fuels

Solar Farm Virtual Tour

Why Chile has emerged as a big solar market

Image copyright Image courtesy of Maddie, Flickr creative commons..It might surprise you to learn that Latin America — including Mexico, South …

South America

Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, …

Renewable Energy

Meet Vaclav Smil, the Canadian polymath whose books Bill Gates is racing to read

A few weeks ago, Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates published his personal summer reading list on his blog Gates Notes. Of the eight titles, two are by the same author, a Canadian professor emeritus you’ve probably never heard of: Vaclav Smil.<p>“I’m trying to read everything he writes, …

Bill Gates