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

Are self-driving vehicles good for the environment? nbsp; FeatureAre 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; VoicesIt’s time to invest in clean energy in Africa  
The challenge — and opportunity — of powering Sub-Saharan Africa nbsp; InfographicThe challenge — and opportunity — of powering Sub-Saharan Africa  
If we quit oil, then what? nbsp; VoicesIf we quit oil, then what?  
How do you bring electricity to 620 million people? nbsp; FeatureHow 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; FeatureLook what’s cooking in the world of renewable energy  
Will natural gas dim solar’s shine? nbsp; FeatureWill natural gas dim solar’s shine?  
This small Central American country is a renewable energy powerhouse nbsp; VideoThis small Central American country is a renewable energy powerhouse  
Last tango for nuclear? nbsp; FeatureLast tango for nuclear?  
Debbie Dooley: Making the Tea Party — and America — a little greener nbsp; InterviewDebbie 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; FeatureNew life for the artificial leaf?  
This infographic shows why renewable energy is here to stay nbsp; InfographicThis 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; VoicesHow 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; VoicesWe Need Stronger, Smarter Electrical Grids  
The Emerging Power of Microgrids nbsp; FeatureThe Emerging Power of Microgrids  
Visualizing Energy nbsp; PhotoVisualizing 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; FeatureSolar’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; VoicesFood + Energy = Crisis?  
Fixing Palm Oil’s Other Climate Threat nbsp; VoicesFixing Palm Oil’s Other Climate Threat  
Oceans of Energy nbsp; FeatureOceans of Energy  
The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar nbsp; PhotoThe Evolution of Ivanpah Solar  
From Grid Waste to Good Taste nbsp; ArticleFrom 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; InfographicU.S. Solar Shines Bright In 2013  
Could Power Plants Help Solve the Climate Problem? nbsp; VoicesCould Power Plants Help Solve the Climate Problem?  
Cool Roofs Rising nbsp; ArticleCool 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
Taming Aviation’s Impact nbsp; FeatureTaming Aviation’s Impact  
Making Bigger Better  Making Bigger Better Larger animals are more energy efficient than smaller ones — a phenomenon known as Kleiber’s Law… Notable
The Solution Will Be Televised nbsp; VideoThe Solution Will Be Televised  
Air Conditioning Is Not the Enemy nbsp; VoicesAir Conditioning Is Not the Enemy  
The Bridge to Zero Carbon nbsp; VoicesThe Bridge to Zero Carbon  
Why Not Burn Waste? nbsp; VoicesWhy Not Burn Waste?  
Energy Efficiency: Beware of Overpromises nbsp; VoicesEnergy Efficiency: Beware of Overpromises  
Top Models  Top Models Is your city taking steps to prepare for a changing climate and related extreme weather events? The… Notable
A Market-friendly Approach to Energy nbsp; VoicesA Market-friendly Approach to Energy  
Breaking the Solar Logjam nbsp; FeatureBreaking the Solar Logjam  
Elusive Efficiency nbsp; FeatureElusive Efficiency  
New Spin on Hydropower nbsp; FeatureNew Spin on Hydropower  
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