Business & Technology

Solar Power

Over 100,000 Americans work in solar industry

The GOP makes no effort to hide its opposition to clean energy. But the solar industry far outpaces the growth rate of the overall U.S. economy.

Business & Technology

Energy genius wins MacArthur grant

Shwetak Patel is revolutionizing home energy use, and people are noticing. Patel was just awarded a MacArthur Fellowship -- affectionately known as a "genius award" -- for his work creating user-friendly ways for people to monitor and control their utilities …


What Solyndra didn't teach us about clean energy and job creation

There are ways to advance clean energy development even as you create jobs in the short term, despite what pundits are saying after the Solyndra bankruptcy.

Green Jobs

Can green jobs save the day?

All sorts of different claims and arguments get jumbled together under the rubric of green jobs. Let's pick apart the claims and get past the sloganeering.

Solar Power

Solyndra was collateral damage in a trade war with China

Solar-panel installations are booming in the U.S. even as domestic solar companies are struggling, thanks to China's policy of shoveling money into its solar industry.

Business & Technology

Wall Street Journal embraces peak oil denialism

  Daniel Yergin is to peak oil and limits to growth what Richard Lindzen, Anthony Watts, Christopher Monckton, the Heartland Institute and Exxon Mobil are to climate change. That is, Yergin's entire reason for being in the public eye is …

Business & Technology

Protesters in China attack solar panel plant over pollution

Solar power may be the clean energy solution we're all waiting for, but only as long as it's constructed in an environmentally responsible manner. Five hundred protesters in China besieged a solar-panel manufacturing plant in the city of Haining, after …

Business & Technology

Canadian geothermal could produce a million times as much electricity as the country needs

  The federal Geological Survey of Canada says that the total available geothermal resource in that country could produce a million times as much electricity as the entire country uses, or well more than enough to light up all of …

Business & Technology

Critical List: Protesting a Chinese solar plant’s pollution; Solyndra will never go away

Solar power isn’t all rainbows and puppies. In China, protesters have spent the past few days outside a solar panel plant, which they say polluted a nearby river. A U.S. wind turbine company is suing a Chinese company for paying an employee of American …