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.