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California has an ambitious plan to tackle climate change. Could it work?

Here’s your primer on California’s far-reaching climate plan.

blowin' in the wind

Introducing your giant windmill overlords.

In the future, wind turbines will be bigger than Godzilla.

sunprecedented

Solar is nearly 10 percent cheaper than it was a year ago.

Solar is getting cheaper -- but not because of technology.

Business & Technology

Robots could make solar power super cheap

It’s a simple enough robot: an ATV equipped with a robotic arm and few cameras. But it’s already stealing green jobs from humans. Its suction cups grab onto the glass face of huge, power-plant-grade solar panels and lift them onto …

Cleantech

Levitating LED light bulb could easily be the coolest thing in your house

The internet is full of makers, creating homebrewed technology out of stuff they have lying around, but every so often someone makes a thing that I can totally see as the centerpiece of tomorrow’s science-fiction way of life. For instance, …

Green Cars

This tiny electric car folds up for easy parking

The all-electric Fold is normally eight feet long, already smaller than a SmartCar. But it folds up to a mere five feet long for parking, about the size of a shopping cart.

Business & Technology

Global cleantech investment picks itself up off the floor

After a bruising first quarter of 2012, investment globally climbs -- thanks in large part to a spike in China.

Climate & Energy

The future of solar

It'll be a while before we see the final shape of the solar industry, says Michael Liebreich of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.