As millions of solar panels age out, recyclers hope to cash in
Solar panels have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years, and companies are emerging that seek to recycle the valuable, reusable materials and keep the panels out of landfills.
A government program hopes to find critical minerals right beneath our feet
Federal scientists are using recon flights and field research to track down metals that are key to the energy transition.
The dubious economic calculus behind the Willow project
The ConocoPhillips venture is supposed to secure energy independence and Alaskan prosperity. It probably won’t achieve either.
Rural America gets $315 million for cleaner, more affordable energy
One-sixth of U.S. households are in rural communities. The Biden administration wants to help modernize their grids, invest in renewables, and improve the efficiency of their homes.
Puerto Rico town celebrates ‘first-of-its-kind’ solar microgrid
In the event of an outage, the battery system can power 14 downtown businesses for up to 10 days.
Ohio politicians found guilty in $60 million utilities bribery scandal
“You don't have to look far to see that the FirstEnergy scandal is part of a broader trend.”
The fight to define ‘green hydrogen’ could determine America’s emissions future
The Treasury Department's definition will affect billions of dollars in federal subsidies for the nascent industry.
A gas utility’s astroturf campaign threatens Oregon’s first electrification ordinance
Environmental groups say there’s nothing grassroots about Eugene Residents for Energy Choice.
The hazards of gas stoves were flagged by the industry — and hidden — 50 years ago
Utilities knew about the dangers of indoor air pollution in 1972 and downplayed them, a DeSmog investigation found.
Construction begins on controversial lithium mine in Nevada
Opponents say the Thacker Pass lithium project was rushed in the name of the green transition.