Stories by Kelpie Wilson

Kelpie Wilson is a freelance writer covering energy and environmental issues. She is a contributing editor for Yoga Plus magazine and author of Primal Tears, a novel. An archive of her past articles is on her website. subscribe to Kelpie Wilson's feed

Posted on: Apr 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The last 200 years of economic growth have been based on a monumental Ponzi scheme that has pushed us toward the ultimate tipping point.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

How the Dems sacked one of the most important opportunities to turn around our energy future.

Posted on: May 22, 2008, Source:

The pro-growth faction has reacted quickly and scathingly to the idea that there could be limits to growth.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2008, Source:

Coal produces more carbon emissions than other energy sources, yet we burn more of it each year.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2008, Source:

American businesses are finally getting on board with the complicated method of carbon trading to reduce emissions.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2008, Source:

The answer to our economic and energy crises is a strong green jobs program. So where is the political will?

Posted on: Dec 12, 2007, Source:

So why are the Republicans threatening to filibuster the best chance we have?

Posted on: Nov 30, 2007, Source:

Oil is likely behind our saber-rattling with Iran. But can military action in the Middle East actually work to secure oil for U.S. interests?

Posted on: Nov 21, 2007, Source:

We should acknowledge that our food production system and every other aspect of our lives are utterly dependent on fossil fuels.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2007, Source:

Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid said that they would jettison the renewable energy provisions in both the House and Senate versions of the 2007 energy bill, in the interest of passing a bill before the Thanksgiving.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2007, Source:

Bioneers continues the work of courageous people who have moved mountains to make the connection between environmentalism and civil rights.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2007, Source:

Politicians in Washington are years away from embracing a massive investment in clean energy. We must start an energy revolution ourselves.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2007, Source:

If the Live Earth concerts are to continue, they ought to evolve to serve the transformation not just away from consumer society but toward a culture where we dance and sing and find our bling in things that are healthy for us and the planet.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2007, Source:

The Bush administration's "owl-recovery" plan ends up making more trees -- in old-growth forests -- available to timber companies. The birds aren't the only ones who will lose out on industry's big win.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2007, Source:

Bush now says global warming is a danger but his actions don't reflect that acknowledgment. Here's how we can call the president's bluff and force meaningful action.

Posted on: May 30, 2007, Source:

In drought-riddled Australia, the effects of global warming are rippling through the economy -- effecting everything from farming to mining. It may even swing the next national election.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2007, Source:

We need a new approach to environmental law that would bypass the debate over property rights vs. the environment and replace the discretion to regulate with the obligation to protect.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2007, Source:

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on what many are calling the most important environmental decision in a generation.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2007, Source:

Americans can cut consumption and keep their affluence -- but it will take a change in priorities.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2007, Source:

In order to win on climate change we are going to have to play the "wedges game" -- a plan to use a variety of technologies to replace fossil fuels.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2007, Source:

Forget public pressure and Congressional action, the one thing that might force the Bush administration to change its tune on global warming is the endangered status of polar bears.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2007, Source:

Sir Richard Branson is offering $25 million for anyone who can invent new technologies to get carbon out of the atmosphere. But his contest might do more harm than good.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2007, Source:

There is no "silver bullet" solution to our energy crisis. But a new study shows that the right combination of renewables may be our best bet.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2007, Source:

Iraqis may revolt when they hear about new laws privatizing their oil. But what about us? There are few signs that Congress will do anything to resist the unhealthy influence our oil dependency has on our politics.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2006, Source:

When industrialized countries use monoculture tree plantations in the developing world to offset carbon pollution they are doing more harm than good. Fortunately, there is a more sustainable alternative.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2006, Source:

The White House has begun closing the Enviromental Protection Agency's research libraries to the public and to its own staff, cementing Bush's reputation as usher of a new dark age.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2006, Source:

Republicans are using their version of 'science' to eliminate environmental protections for recovering forests.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2006, Source:

The former Interior Secretary will be greeted with open arms by the industries that benefited from her agenda of environmental devastation.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2005, Source:

We are facing very real shortages of gas and heating oil this winter. And considering the record profits just posted by oil companies, that's the way they want it.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2005, Source:

The Bush administration and its industry pals are using the hurricane disasters to target the Arctic Refuge and offshore drilling, and get even richer in the bargain.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2005, Source:

As members of the House and Senate negotiate over the energy bill this week, will they vote to further deregulate our utilities, and write a blank check to the oil industry in the process?

Posted on: Jun 27, 2005, Source:

A little-discussed section of the Bush energy bill will drive public utilities out of business, letting oil giants like Halliburton control your electricity.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2005, Source:

Even some of the staunchest Big Oil Republicans are starting to lose the stomach for the battle to open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2005, Source:

When it comes to global warming, Gore says that President Bush inhabits an 'un-reality bubble,' created by his advisers in the oil and coal industries, that will soon burst.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2004, Source:

Thanks to the collusion of industry, financial and government interests, the coming decline in oil production is portrayed as so impossibly far off in the future that there is no sense talking about it – but talk we must.