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Growing electrons

California utility signs 831-megawatt photovoltaic farms deal

Seven new solar farms would have the capacity at peak output to power more than 540,000 homes.

Red giant

Deal signed in big China solar project

The world's largest photovoltaic project, a massive 2,000-megawatt solar power plant complex, is finally moving forward in China.

Work hard, ray hard

Solar thermal industry set to boom

A new report says that employment in the solar thermal collector industry jumped 22 percent in 2009 from the previous year.

ten dollar milkshakes, half off every day

$5-a-gallon gas can be good for the environment — if we seize the moment

John Hofmeister's prediction that gasoline prices could hit $5 per gallon represents an enormous challenge and an important opportunity.

Eyes on a Clean Energy Prize

The Zayed Future Energy Prize is $2.2 million equivalent of a Nobel Prize for clean, sustainable energy recognizing individuals, non-profits, and companies that are doing the most to commercialize and distribute renewable energy to replace …

New Year's revolution

Cleantech momentum gives reason to be optimistic in 2011

Smart entrepreneurs see the "green" in green, and don't want to miss out on the next big industrial revolution transforming the global economy.

Solar eclipse

Dark days for solar? Huge California project sold off

A setback for efforts to meet California's mandate to obtain a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

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The 10 most popular Grist posts of 2010

From Audi ads to BP coffee spills, with locavore ball-busting and Obama-baiting in between, here are the stories you loved to debate this year.

Native sun

Native American group sues to block California's big solar projects

If 2010 was the year of big solar projects, 2011 is shaping up to be the year of big solar litigation. A Native American group has sued to block construction of six huge solar thermal power plants.

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