Beyond Electrification: Why Fuels Matter for Energy Access

December 10, 2014 by Angi Acocella

Energy Access and Clean Fuels

Though awareness of energy access challenges in developing countries grows, most of the attention goes to electricity. The statistics on access to clean cooking and heating fuels are just as, if not more staggering as the electrification challenge. Ensuring access to modern fuels demands as much urgency.[read more]

Texans Say No to the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

April 3, 2012 by Rocky Kistner

With news that President Obama will fast track the building of the southern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, Texans in its path say their health and property rights are endangered by a torrent of corrosive tar sands oil from Canada. From landowners in the northern parts of the state to residents in the...[read more]

Helicopter Parents Should Worry About The Air

November 12, 2011 by Gernot Wagner

My wife and I have no car, no TV, and a no-screens policy around our 8-month-old. We carry him around in an organic cotton wrap. His favorite toys are wood, his baby soap is plant-based, his only pacifier is his left thumb. He has yet to taste baby formula, food from a jar, or anything heated in a microwave. His bottles are BPA-free, and...[read more]

The Real Concern about Smart Meters

August 18, 2011 by Christine Hertzog

Smart meters can be positively transformative for consumers to control their use of electricity.  But there are concerns about them that are threatening to slow down deployments in some areas. That has ramifications to Smart Grid plans everywhere. The three categories of concerns about smart meters are:    meter...[read more]

Get Rid Of Coal: Doctor’s Orders

May 23, 2011 by Tyler Hamilton

The following Victoria Day weekend guest post is by Gideon Forman, executive director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) – along with nurses and leading health charities – is running an advertising campaign to support renewable power and the...[read more]

How Does Low Level Radiation Provide Beneficial Effects?

May 4, 2011 by Rod Adams

In a recent ANS Nuclear Cafe post, I mentioned the radiation hormeis theory proposed more than three decades ago by Dr. Don Luckey, a biochemist and nutritionist who wrote a book in 1980 titled Hormesis With Ionizing Radiation. According to Dr. Luckey and a number of other researchers in the field, a small dose of radiation can provide...[read more]

Social Media Meets Healthcare On

May 2, 2011 by Robin Carey

Here on the The Energy Collective we cover all aspects of energy policy. We’re proud to take on another big, and globally significant business conversation: How to deliver quality healthcare to as many people on the planet as possible. Today marks the official launch of HealthWorksCollective, our tenth community at Social Media Today....[read more]