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Imagine a podcast from a federal agency. Then listen to this.   Imagine a podcast from a federal agency. Then listen to this. Notable
OPINION: How can we ensure the race for clean energy doesn’t leave the world’s poorest citizens behind? nbsp; Voices OPINION: 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  
OPINION: The one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy nbsp; Voices OPINION: The one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy  
OPINION: The best way we can reduce energy’s carbon footprint? Nurture nuclear. nbsp; Voices OPINION: 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 Notable
OPINION: What will it take to integrate renewables into the power grid? Ask a bicyclist. nbsp; Voices OPINION: 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 Notable
OPINION: It’s time to invest in clean energy in Africa nbsp; Voices OPINION: 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  
OPINION: If we quit oil, then what? nbsp; Voices OPINION: 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 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 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  
OPINION: How some climate “wins” can lead to other uphill battles in the clean energy fight nbsp; Voices OPINION: How some climate “wins” can lead to other uphill battles in the clean energy fight  
Boosting Bicycling’s Benefits   Boosting Bicycling’s Benefits Notable
Playing It Cool   Playing It Cool Notable
OPINION: We need to dramatically change our electrical grid – here’s how. nbsp; Voices OPINION: We need to dramatically change our electrical grid – here’s how.  
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 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! Notable
OPINION: Question the Norm nbsp; Voices OPINION: Question the Norm  
When Spending Less on Green Energy Is Good   When Spending Less on Green Energy Is Good Notable
OPINION: Food + Energy = Crisis? nbsp; Voices OPINION: Food + Energy = Crisis?  
OPINION: Fixing Palm Oil’s Other Climate Threat nbsp; Voices OPINION: 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 Notable
Instant Oil   Instant Oil Notable
Backyard Nuclear?   Backyard Nuclear? Notable
Energy in Motion   Energy in Motion Notable
U.S. Solar Shines Bright In 2013 nbsp; Infographic U.S. Solar Shines Bright In 2013  
OPINION: Could Power Plants Help Solve the Climate Problem? nbsp; Voices OPINION: Could Power Plants Help Solve the Climate Problem?  
Cool Roofs Rising nbsp; Article Cool Roofs Rising  
Not About Money   Not About Money Notable
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