Energy & Industry

Utilities experiment on the rural Northwest
Utilities experiment on the rural Northwest
Real-time response to demand could radically shift how the grid operates.
From the Tipi to the Tesla
From the Tipi to the Tesla
Activist Winona LaDuke on environmental justice and foregoing unclean technology.
Offshore oil rigs can provide prime fish habitat
Offshore oil rigs can provide prime fish habitat
But will California's platforms stay in the ocean once the oil runs out?
Forestry from the inside
Forestry from the inside
The newspaper columns collected in Mary Stuever’s The Forester’s Log give an insider’s view of the challenges facing Western forests today.
May Bats Prevail
Study suggests that wind turbines can be managed to minimize bat death.
A change is gonna come
Corporations take heed of "local."
Government capitalism can be a very good thing
Government capitalism can be a very good thing
The federal government should emulate FDR’s Rural Electrification Project: Put up the money to improve energy efficiency in the West, and let the locals do the work.
New Ag-Jobs bill hits Congress
Help for growers and workers in the fields?
Borne on the wind
But this eco-friendly car won't be quite so swift.
New grazing technology might save streams
Cattle drink with less impact.
Why a sheep rancher never needs to go to Las Vegas
Why a sheep rancher never needs to go to Las Vegas
Raising sheep in rural Wyoming requires gambling on a scale you could never duplicate in even the gaudiest casino.
Jim Harvey vs. Big Solar
A Harley-riding desert activist talks about saving the Mojave ecosystem
High Noon
High Noon
Environmentalists are arguing passionately over large-scale solar development on California's Mojave Desert.