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A PV Panel On Every Roof

William S. Becker | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
William S. Becker

In the home stretch of his presidency, Barack Obama still has some ideas up his sleeve. The latest is his crusade to make sure that every American household and business can become a solar power plant.

The PennEast Pipeline Made Me Do It: Why My Family and I Moved to Solar Energy

Wild River Review | Posted 06.25.2016 | Green
Wild River Review

Solar Panels, Old and New, Starview Hill Farm, Blairstown, New Jersey "There is one forecast of which you can already be sure: someday renewable ener...

Consumers Can Profit from Leaving the Grid

Joshua Pearce | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Joshua Pearce

Secret is Out It is no secret that solar energy is a money maker. Since 2011, the cost of solar electricity has been less than what consumers pay the...

A majestic solar dragonfly landed in San Francisco - Is this the future?

Marco Morosini | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Marco Morosini

Having hovered silently over the bay of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, Saturday night, a majestic dragonfly 72 meters wide has settled dow...

The Hidden Green in Earth Day

Charlie Saginaw | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
Charlie Saginaw

To me, 'Earth Day in Texas' evokes the mental image of cowboys tending to oil derricks and treehuggers advocating to protect polar ice caps from melting.

Eating the Sun: How Solar Power Feeds the World

Robert A. Freling | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Robert A. Freling

Bill Leak's cartoon about Indians trying to munch on solar panels isn't just offensive, it's also just plain wrong. He appears to be utterly clueless...

Our Solar Bonanza!

Karl Grossman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Karl Grossman

We've had solar power energizing our house in Sag Harbor on Long Island in New York for six years now--and it's a bonanza!

Keeping the Lights On, Part 1

William S. Becker | Posted 06.28.2015 | Technology
William S. Becker

An energy revolution clearly is underway in the United States and it could not come at a better time. It is taking place just as we need to make major investments in energy infrastructure.

California Energy Strategists Push For 100% Clean Energy, Without Fossil Fuels Or Nuclear Power

John J. Berger | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
John J. Berger

If this game-changing goal is widely adopted by the environmental community and by a vanguard of public officials, it would put California climate policymakers and others under pressure to advance the state's already ambitious clean energy goals.

Starved for Power, New Indian Government Translates 'Chicken in Every Pot' Into 'Solar on Every Roof'

A. Siegel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
A. Siegel

For a relatively small cost, the new Indian government could take a huge leap forward in addressing energy poverty. That leap could provide a path forward to a radical change in India's energy future from carbon-heavy to carbon-light energy production.

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Tries To Wreck India's Solar Industry While Pushing Fight Against Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration talks a lot about the need to develop renewable energy around the world to curb climate change. But right now, ...

Innovation Earth: House Made of Textiles Will Use the Energy of a Hair Dryer

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Ask me to show you a sustainable house made of fabric, and I'll show you a tent -- or a yurt. Here where I live in Southern California, "green" homes ...

Solar Storage: The New Resilient Clean Energy Technology

Lewis Milford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lewis Milford

(This blog was co-authored with Todd Olinsky-Paul, Project Director, Clean Energy Group) Clean Energy Group's new Resilient Power Project is helping...

New Market Report Shows Huge Gains In U.S. Solar Deployment

Rhone Resch | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

At a time of heightened tensions in the Middle East -- coupled with rising gasoline prices across the United States -- there is finally some good news...

Homeland Security and the IoT: Why Didn't I See the Links?

W. David Stephenson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology
W. David Stephenson

Because all sorts of things are linked via the Internet with the Internet of Things in redundant networks of networks, the IoT can be a critical tool toward building resilience, whether in a natural disaster or a terrorist attack.

Watch: Teen Builds Mortgage-Free Dorm on Wheels

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Kirsten Dirksen

Total cost was $12,000, but it's debt-free and it's much more than your typical college digs. It has a full kitchen (including a fridge/freezer, sink and camping oven), a sofa-bed he built himself, a nearly full-sized shower (he chopped the top off) and a composting toilet.

What President Clinton Wants You to Know About American Solar Power

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 11.16.2012 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

Last week I had the privilege of hearing President Clinton speak at the Solar Power International Conference in Orlando. Here's a recap of his speech highlights, with key facts and figures he wants the American people to know.

Avoiding a Solar Black Eye

Chris Warren | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green
Chris Warren

A different approach to quantifying the very real value of going solar would be wise. At the very least, solar companies should jettison the practice of using past rate increases to predict the future, something that is far too common these days.

Solar-Powered Implants Could Help The Blind

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

For anyone who needed further evidence for the benefits of solar power: A new device being developed at Stanford University relies on solar-powered im...

WATCH: C++ Programming Pioneer Hacks Off-Grid, DIY, Smart Home

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

When Loren Amelang's Silicon Valley employer put in florescent lighting and wouldn't let employees bring in their own lights, Amelang moved to an off-grid property to create a space where he would have control over his environment.

Ikea Solar Panels Shadow Other Big Box Retailers

Posted 01.22.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Susan DeFreitas: Big-box stores may contribute to the evils of urban sprawl, but -- with all that rooftop real estate -- they ...

New England Prep School Leading The Way In Solar

Posted 12.03.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Lauren Craig: How it ranks in SAT scores or Ivy League admissions, we have no idea. But in the highly competitive world of New...

Could a Small Town in Arizona Become the Solar Capital of the World?

Virginia Simmons | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Virginia Simmons

When Rick Buss left his position as city manager of Maricopa, Arizona, to become the town manager of a 2,000-person, economically struggling town called Gila Bend in 2008, some people who know him personally and professionally wondered why.

London's Blackfriars Bridge Goes Solar

Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Susan DeFreitas: The Blackfriars Bridge over the River Thames was constructed back in Victorian times, and now it's getting a ...

Solyndra: Will We Learn From Science?

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

The key question that is being missed -- and that should be asked now -- is whether the federal government will approach this failure as politicians or as scientists.