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Woodland, N.C. Saves Earth From Dreaded Sun Sucking Solar Cells

Todd R. Miller | Posted 12.29.2015 | Science
Todd R. Miller

On December 8, The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald reported that the Woodland, N.C. Town Council overwhelming rejected a proposal for a solar farm. The council later voted for a moratorium on all future solar farms.

High-Soaring Balloons Could Be The Future Of Solar Energy

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.19.2015 | Science

When it comes to solar energy, we've long known that solar panels must be placed in areas with as much access to sunlight as possible for optimal pow...

State Sen. Downing Pioneers a Fossil Fuel Divestment Strategy for MA Pension Fund

Stacy Clark | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

You've read the headlines. Whether it's the exponential melt of glaciers, declining crop yields, loss of biodiversity, super-storms powered by warming oceans, or the increasing vulnerability of drinking water supplies to contamination, we are living well beyond our means.

Electric Company Takes Strange Approach To Massive New Solar Project

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

HONOLULU - Hawaiian Electric Co. is hoping to fast-track nine solar farms on Oahu that could mean hundreds of thousands of solar panels stretching acr...

Farmers Face An Unexpected Enemy

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 04.04.2013 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. — There's a land rush of sorts going on across the nation's most productive farming region, but these buyers don't want to grow c...

Australia's Largest Solar Farm Opens Amid Controversy

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green

By Rebekah Kebede WALKAWAY, Australia, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Australia switched on its first utility-scale solar farm on Wednesday, bring...

Matt Sledge

Making New Jersey Brownfield Sites Into Solar Farms Could Create Jobs | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

Even in the mad-dash world of New Jersey real estate there is one kind of site no one will touch: a formerly toxic waste dump next to a prison. But...

French Company Investing In Puerto Rico's Solar Potential

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Green

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A French company says it will invest $115 million to build a 44-megawatt solar farm in Puerto Rico. Fonroche said this week ...

GREEN ART: A Field of Solar Ribbons Rises in the Desert

Green Design Will Save the World | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The UAE may be built on profits reaped from its oil-rich sands, but out of the region's vast deserts rises a new vision for a solar farm unlike any we...

What's Good for the Environment is Good for the Economy.

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

Our economy is mired in the worst crisis we've had since the Great Depression. The one seemingly insurmountable barrier to reviving the economy is the...