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Solyndra, Solar Panels and Supersonic Planes: What's the Difference if One Fails?

Lewis Milford | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green
Lewis Milford

Recently, the US government lost a few hundred million dollars on a new investment in a failed technology. But no one seemed to notice.

Lucia Graves

Solyndra Files For Bankruptcy, Company Lobbyist 'Grateful' For Experience In Government Sales | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- As Solyndra Inc. made its bankruptcy filing official on Tuesday afternoon, Victoria Sanville, a prominent lobbyist who helped secure hun...

He’s A Solar Pioneer, And Barely A Teen

Posted 10.20.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: One would be excused for suspecting that Aidan Dwyer, said to be 13, is in fact a small, very young-looking, 37-ye...

New York City's Solar Windfall a Sign of America's Clean Energy Future

John Farrell | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green
John Farrell

A recently released solar map of New York City found enough room on building rooftops for solar panels to power half the city during hours of peak electricity use. New York City is not alone in its solar power potential.

How Does a Dust Storm Affect Solar Panels?

Brian F. Keane | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Because my organization is focused on making Arizona the solar capital of the nation, all I could think about as the dust storm rolled through Phoenix was all those solar panels! Should Phoenix residents be dusting them off?

Five Reasons Why Every Rooftop Matters

Michael Brune | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Every kilowatt hour of solar you generate either replaces electricity that might otherwise come from burning coal. No one ever had an asthma attack because of a solar panel.

Paige Lavender

White House Fails On Promise Of Solar Panels On Roof By Spring | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Despite a promise from a top Obama administration official that solar panels and a solar water heater would be installed on the White Ho...

Alex Wagner

Department Of Energy Makes $150M Bet On Solar Tech | Alex Wagner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

On Friday, Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu announced a "game changing" development in solar energy. A company called 1366 Technologies, headquartered...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Vermont Streamlines Small-Scale Solar Power | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green

The state of Vermont signed a wide-ranging renewable energy bill into law Wednesday that will soon introduce what may be the nation's most streamlined...

Heating Oil Phase-Out Part Of NYC Clean-Air Plan

AP | By SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 06.21.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The city will phase out the use of polluting heavy oils to heat buildings and will begin building solar power plants on capped landfills, ...

Going Green In LA: How To Save Money And Stop Wasting Energy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Your Daily Thread. By Anne Maertens Save green with these L.A. rebates. Living in L.A. means plenty of opportunities to get paid f...

Sputnik? New Frontier? Where Is the Historical Analogy for Green?

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama said the U.S. had recently experienced a Sputnik moment in clean energy. That officially marked the 537th Sputnik moment of the last ten years.

Green News Report: February 3, 2011 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Midwest d...

Will the United States Concede Solar Power to China?

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

America has an opportunity to rebuild its economic preeminence through scientific innovation. And given our scientific and technical expertise, solar energy conversion should be a high priority.

Amidst a Giant Snowstorm, Last Year Was Declared Hottest Year Ever

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

Not everyone can have the media savvy of Snooki, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's timing for their most recent announcement couldn't have been much worse.

U.S. Exported $723M In Solar Products Last Year

Treehugger | Matthew McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to new industry analysis carried out by GTM Research for SEIA, the US is a net exporter of solar power products, to the tune of $723 million...

Soaking Up the Sun

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I sincerely wish those that don't believe in the power of green jobs could have attended the Solar Power International show in Los Angeles. They would have seen and felt the continued momentum of the solar industry.

A Ray of Light in China? EPA Administrator Attempts to Defuse Climate Standoff

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The climate talks in Tianjin last week did very little to improve the prospects for a binding international treaty, which would reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are warming the globe.

How About a Global Fight Party?

Matthew Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Wills

Did the Global Work Party on 10/10/10 add up to more than a drop of water in a teacup, never mind a tempest? I doubt the authoritarian capitalists of China or state security oligarchs of Russia even noticed it.

Weekly Mulch: White House Relents on Solar Panels; Why Congressional Inaction Hasn't Stopped Green Building

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Rosie Powers, Media Consortium blogger The Obama administration finally agreed to assemble solar panels on the roof of the White House. It's encou...

President Obama: Fired Up for Clean Energy or Dirty Coal?

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

By cracking down on the coal industry's devastating pollution, President Obama has an opportunity to really energize activists and community leaders across the country hungry for real climate leadership.

A Solar Victory and Military Defeat at the White House

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Five things are certain about the solar panels going back on the White House roof. But there's still one great unknown: will this solar energy zap Team Obama with the courage to confront the nuclear/military madness?

Solar Panels On White House: Obama To Install Solar Panels In 2011

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Solar power is coming to President Barack Obama's house. The most famous residence in America, which has already boosted its green...

Green News Report: September 23, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Look out 19...

Green News Report: September 21, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ding dong...