Renewable Energy

Solar Power

India flips the switch on world’s largest solar power plant

The power plant has a field of solar panels the size of Lower Manhattan.

Cleantech

U.S. cleantech support about to fall off a cliff

Federal funding for clean technology is poised to dry up by the end of 2014. What new and better investments should we be making in cleantech? A new report has some great ideas.

Renewable Energy

America could power a city on all the small-scale hydroelectric power we’re not harvesting

Every year, America misses out on 1.2 million megawatt-hours of electricity, enough to power a small city. Where's it all going? Literally, it's being flushed down the drain.

Cleantech

Turbine makes fresh water out of thin air in the desert

If you've ever watched water drip out of a window a/c unit, you've seen the operating principle of Eole Water's new wind turbine in action.

Business & Technology

People power: Crowdfunding fires up local solar projects

To fund community-scale solar power installation, the company Solar Mosaic has created a website that allows people to invest even small sums. It’s a surprisingly smart idea.

Climate Change

Shocker: Conservative governor believes there’s a problem with the climate

Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich called for action on climate change, saying he was “all for” developing clean energy. (Too bad he's still all for fossil fuels, too.)

Politics

Pew poll: Clean energy still popular among everyone except old conservatives

The oldest, most conservative Americans may get turned off by clean energy, but it still has solid support among the rest of the electorate -- making it a classic wedge issue.

Renewable Energy

Introducing Ethical Electric: A new utility that lets people choose clean power

Ethical Electric will provide 100 percent renewable electricity to its members, while also mobilizing them on progressive energy and climate action.

Biofuel

Power source of the future: Snails

Sometimes it seems like researchers design experiments specifically to win an Ig Nobel prize. How else do you explain a paper titled "Implanted Biofuel Cell Operating in a Living Snail"?

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