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The Sun Shines Brightly on Solar Energy

Peter Getty | Posted 12.15.2014 | Science
Peter Getty

There is no such thing as power to spare in our world today, yet overconsumption continues, despite warnings and encouragement to cut down on electricity usage.

Re-Igniting America's Solar Impulse

Tom Weis | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are making history by flying across America in a 100 percent solar-powered plane that collects enough energy during the day to fly through the night on battery power alone.

Apple, RIM, Google, Microsoft: Where Is the Big Bang?

John Pavley | Posted 04.04.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

The latest generation of smart phones are all like Toy Story sequels: Same cast of great characters with minor upgrades to the 3D models and textures. It's time for a some real innovation, a "big bang" and not this incremental tweaking of last year's winning formula. It's time for someone to take some risk.

Making the Impossible Possible: From Kennedy's Moonshot to Solar's SunShot

Ramamoorthy Ramesh | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Ramamoorthy Ramesh

As we continue to push for innovation to drive down the cost of solar, it's much easier to imagine a day in the near future when we will reach $1 per watt for a fully installed solar energy system.

Why Most U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Are Gone Forever: The Fiscal Times

The Fiscal Times | MERRILL GOOZNER | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

The day after the State of the Union Address, President Obama visited a Phoenix suburb to tour Intel’s still-under-construction computer chip manufa...

Major Energy Discovery

Posted 06.29.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Caleb Denison: Researchers at the University of Michigan have made a scientific discovery that is intriguing all on its own b...

Solar Power Breakthrough Claimed By Stanford Researchers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: It’s the Holy Grail at clean energy research labs all over the world and something which could address long term...

Assert Yourself, America; Don't Be an Illegal Trade Victim

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

How is it that America finds herself in the position of schoolyard patsy, woe-is-me casualty of China's illegal trade practices that are destroying U.S. renewable energy manufacturing and foreclosing an energy-independent future?

On Labor Day, Work to Save the Middle Class

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Together we can organize and mobilize and create a grassroots groundswell that gives government no choice but to respond to our needs, the needs of working people.

America's Choice: Leave a Legacy of Hell or Bequeath Clean Air

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Labor unions are pressing for passage of policies like a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) and comprehensive climate-change legislation that would promote transition to a clean-energy economy.

DK Matai | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Scientists Grow Cheap Biodegradable Solar Using Tobacco

Treehugger | Jerry James Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Researchers at UC Berkeley have hacked tobacco plants to grow synthetic photovoltaic cells which can then be extracted and sprayed onto any substrate ...

Not Your Father's Solar Technology | ANNE EISENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PHOTOVOLTAIC cells are already a familiar sight on rooftops. But one day, miniature cells may also be found in more unconventional places: power-gener...

Green News Report - May 5, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Welcome aboard to our latest network affiliate - Roots Up, where the Green News Report is heard on Action Point with Cynthia Black! IN TODA...

World's Most Efficient Solar Cells Created | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green


They're green! All green! Well, almost - Mini, Peugeot, Ford, Pininfarina and more - Paris Car Show's green cars and concepts, part two

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Here's the green wrap on the Paris Car Show, 2008 version. As in yesterday's posting, we're taking a look at some concepts which might have a chance t...

Solar Cells, Turbo-Diesels Spell Future For Cars

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Many news reports the past two days have been about Toyota's intention to build the next-generation gas/electric hybrid Prius at a factory now under c...