Solar Power

Climate & Energy

The best of the U.S. Army’s ‘Going Green’ Pinterest

Who says Pinterest is just for fashion and cupcakes?

Politics

Stearns accidentally exposes GOP energy agenda

Rep. Cliff Stearns says successful companies should get government subsidies -- unless those successful companies are involved in clean energy.

Business & Technology

In Germany, solar will be as cheap as conventional electricity by 2013

"Grid parity" has arrived in parts of sunny California and Hawaii, and it's coming to (not-so-sunny) Germany by 2013.

Business & Technology

Sales of residential solar in Japan explode like reactor #4

Sales of solar panels for Japanese homes are up 30.7 percent in 2011, despite -- or, let's be real, because of -- the economic hit the country took in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

Solar Power

How distributed solar can reduce electricity prices

This post originally appeared on Energy Self-Reliant States, a resource of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s New Rules Project. What if installing more solar could reduce electricity prices? It’s already happening in Germany, world leader in solar power, and it’s …

Business & Technology

How 1.6 billion people who live on less than a dollar a day afford renewables

If you're not already connected to an electricity grid, renewable energy is a no-brainer, argues Michigan professor of history and ‘scholar of the Muslim world’ Juan Cole.

Cleantech

Solar panels made out of grass clippings

An MIT scientist has developed a quick and dirty way to harness solar power using “anything green, even grass clippings.” So basically, solar panels made out of yard waste. This technology is way, way, way, way below the efficiency of …

Oil

Even the Saudi oil minister says oil doesn’t create jobs

Ali Al-Naimi also called global warming one of "humanity's most pressing concerns," and advocated for renewable energy investment. When the Saudis are no longer hyped on oil, you know something's got to change.

Coal

U.S. government downgrades projections for coal. Again.

Coal generation keeps falling faster than government predictions, which don't even account for other factors affecting its decline. Could the reign of coal finally be over?