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Lynne Peeples

Ryan Park: Solar Energy's Future Remains Bright | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.16.2011 | Green

Spending less on one's monthly energy bill -- that's appealing. Saving the environment at the same time, says Ryan Park, "that's icing on the cake." ...

A Teaching Moment About the Green Economy

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

How about you? Are you bullish on our nation's green economy? Are you working in a green industry today? If not, are you working somewhere where new green jobs could be created if certain long-standing processes were questioned and new solutions created?

Washington's New Power Couple Proves America's Energy Future Is Changing

David Crane | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
David Crane

As the solar market becomes even more developed we expect that barriers that once may have hindered more widespread acceptance will be reduced.

How Re-Fueling Your Car Can Build Equity in Your Home

Ben Uyeda | Posted 12.02.2011 | Green
Ben Uyeda

2011-10-02-Screenshot20111002at4.56.14PM.jpg If you are one of the typical Americans who drives about 40 miles a day, then you should consider an atypical scenario if you happen to be planning on building a new home.

Jordan Howard

Solar Industry In Need Of Support | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Clean energy advocates have long looked to solar power as a way to break the country's dependence on foreign oil. However, the cost of o...

Alexander Eichler

As Texas Green Movement Gains Momentum, Solar Power Shines In San Antonio | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

Al Ritter's power bill was pretty high this month. But not as high as it might have been. Ritter, a retired Air Force electrical engineer, lives in...

Lucia Graves

Solar Decathlon Touches Down In D.C. | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy's biennial Solar Decathlon kicked off Friday, with hundreds of students from across the country -- and eve...

Keeping Up With the Solar (and Wind) Joneses

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Earlier this year, my husband and I put up solar panels at our home -- the first solar project in our historic West Virginia town.

Sour On Solar: GOP Lawmaker Says Panel Industry Could Collapse

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A Republican House chairman blasted the solar industry Thursday, calling loans to solar panel manufacturers, such as ill-fated Soly...

Lucia Graves

WATCH: Solyndra Debacle: Fire Top DOE Loan Official, Cliff Stearns Declares | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), chair of the House subcommittee that's leading the probe into the federal government's loan guarantee to So...

Lucia Graves

House Republicans See Rushed Review In Solyndra Emails | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday charged top administration officials with rushing the review of more than $500 million in loan guarantees...

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.