alternative energy

How Grassroots Energy Projects Are Taking Back Power From Utility Companies

From solar power that cuts NYC energy bills and powers streetlights in Detroit to affordable high-speed internet throughout the United States, grassroots utilities projects are delivering on their promises to underserved communities of color. By Aric Sleeper As power outages…

Is Renewable Energy A Commons?

By Cecile Blanchet How relocating energy in the commons helps scaling-up renewables & saving energy Is energy a mere commodity, or is it a common good? Why is this relevant in the first place? Here we look at why energy…

Pee Power: the many uses of urine generated energy

Some media are awash with news of this remarkable technology that promises to provide energy for lighting in refugee camps and make hydrogen-powered engines more efficient. It may even go to Mars. “Urinal at University of the West of England…

Organic Mega Flow Battery Promises Breakthrough for Renewable Energy

Science Daily reports on Jan. 8, 2014 — A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as…

Pakistan – Prospects for Renewable Energy Transition

  As the world wakes up to the reality of climate change and expanding energy demand, electricity will increasingly have to come from renewable sources such as wind and solar. To follow the course to a greener energy future, Pakistan…