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Ensia is a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action. Our mission is to share stories and ignite conversations that motivate and empower people to create a more sustainable future.

 

If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working? nbsp; Feature If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?  
Imagine a podcast from a federal agency. Then listen to this.   Imagine a podcast from a federal agency. Then listen to this. The U.S. Department of Energy just jumped on the podcast train — and what it’s bringing on… Notable
How can we ensure the race for clean energy doesn’t leave the world’s poorest citizens behind? nbsp; Voices How can we ensure the race for clean energy doesn’t leave the world’s poorest citizens behind?  
New documentary showcases the promise of solar energy nbsp; Video New documentary showcases the promise of solar energy  
Can low-income housing be energy efficient and affordable? nbsp; Feature Can low-income housing be energy efficient and affordable?  
Is nuclear power our energy future — or a dinosaur in a death spiral? nbsp; Feature Is nuclear power our energy future — or a dinosaur in a death spiral?  
A small island in the Indian Ocean offers big lessons on clean power nbsp; Feature A small island in the Indian Ocean offers big lessons on clean power  
The one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy nbsp; Voices The one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy  
The best way we can reduce energy’s carbon footprint? Nurture nuclear. nbsp; Voices The best way we can reduce energy’s carbon footprint? Nurture nuclear.  
Coallercoaster: As U.S. coal production drops, international demand rises   Coallercoaster: As U.S. coal production drops, international demand rises According to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the number of new and… Notable
What will it take to integrate renewables into the power grid? Ask a bicyclist. nbsp; Voices What will it take to integrate renewables into the power grid? Ask a bicyclist.  
Solar power is booming in India. Will it reach the people who need it most? nbsp; Article Solar power is booming in India. Will it reach the people who need it most?  
Are self-driving vehicles good for the environment? nbsp; Feature Are self-driving vehicles good for the environment?  
The price of wind energy in the U.S. hits an all-time low   The price of wind energy in the U.S. hits an all-time low States hoping to increase their share of renewable energy to achieve the emissions reduction goals… Notable
It’s time to invest in clean energy in Africa nbsp; Voices It’s time to invest in clean energy in Africa  
The challenge — and opportunity — of powering Sub-Saharan Africa nbsp; Infographic The challenge — and opportunity — of powering Sub-Saharan Africa  
If we quit oil, then what? nbsp; Voices If we quit oil, then what?  
How do you bring electricity to 620 million people? nbsp; Feature How do you bring electricity to 620 million people?  
POLITICO takes a hard look at the future of energy   POLITICO takes a hard look at the future of energy In 2007, the investigative news site POLITICO launched and quickly became a go-to source for news… Notable
Look what’s cooking in the world of renewable energy nbsp; Feature Look what’s cooking in the world of renewable energy  
Will natural gas dim solar’s shine? nbsp; Feature Will natural gas dim solar’s shine?  
This small Central American country is a renewable energy powerhouse nbsp; Video This small Central American country is a renewable energy powerhouse  
Last tango for nuclear? nbsp; Feature Last tango for nuclear?  
Debbie Dooley: Making the Tea Party — and America — a little greener nbsp; Interview Debbie Dooley: Making the Tea Party — and America — a little greener  
Another source of methane release   Another source of methane release Mary Kang wasn’t even originally looking at methane emissions. The Princeton doctoral candidate was… Notable
New life for the artificial leaf? nbsp; Feature New life for the artificial leaf?  
This infographic shows why renewable energy is here to stay nbsp; Infographic This infographic shows why renewable energy is here to stay  
How some climate “wins” can lead to other uphill battles in the clean energy fight nbsp; Voices How some climate “wins” can lead to other uphill battles in the clean energy fight  
Boosting Bicycling’s Benefits   Boosting Bicycling’s Benefits For many, sitting alone in a vehicle in a traffic jam on the way to work is a fact of life. But are… Notable
Playing It Cool   Playing It Cool On a hot, sunny day, dark roofs and pavements in Houston reach a smoldering 160 degrees. Startling… Notable
We Need Stronger, Smarter Electrical Grids nbsp; Voices We Need Stronger, Smarter Electrical Grids  
The Emerging Power of Microgrids nbsp; Feature The Emerging Power of Microgrids  
Visualizing Energy nbsp; Photo Visualizing Energy  
Getting Wind Energy off the Ground   Getting Wind Energy off the Ground When it comes to wind power, the sky isn’t the limit — it’s the opportunity. Researchers at the… Notable
Solar’s Time to Rise and Shine nbsp; Feature Solar’s Time to Rise and Shine  
Start Your Electric Engines!   Start Your Electric Engines! What has a top speed of 270 kilometers per hour (167 mph) and doesn’t use a single drop of gasoline… Notable
When Spending Less on Green Energy Is Good   When Spending Less on Green Energy Is Good Can spending less on renewable energy be a good thing? It can if the reason is that renewables are… Notable
Food + Energy = Crisis? nbsp; Voices Food + Energy = Crisis?  
Fixing Palm Oil’s Other Climate Threat nbsp; Voices Fixing Palm Oil’s Other Climate Threat  
Oceans of energy nbsp; Feature Oceans of energy  
The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar nbsp; Photo The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar  
From Grid Waste to Good Taste nbsp; Article From Grid Waste to Good Taste  
Rays of Hope   Rays of Hope It’s hard to imagine a place where solar power makes more sense than in communities in sun-drenched… Notable
Instant Oil   Instant Oil For years algae-to-oil biofuels have been too expensive to compete with fossil fuels, but a new… Notable
Backyard Nuclear?   Backyard Nuclear? Except for those pesky safety issues, nuclear energy has a lot going for it — a small carbon… Notable
Energy in Motion   Energy in Motion The same source of electricity that makes a spark jump from your finger to the doorknob on a dry… Notable
U.S. Solar Shines Bright In 2013 nbsp; Infographic U.S. Solar Shines Bright In 2013  
Could Power Plants Help Solve the Climate Problem? nbsp; Voices Could Power Plants Help Solve the Climate Problem?  
Cool Roofs Rising nbsp; Article Cool Roofs Rising  
Not About Money   Not About Money You might think putting a price tag on energy would help motivate people to trim their use. Not so… Notable
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