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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...

Who's Killing the PACE Program?

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Stark

As the solar industry matures it will become critical for the solar industry to maintain one of its strongest assets: its relatively tight cohesion and shared mission to keep solar's scaling potential strong.

Weekly Mulch: Would You Eat Bugs to Fight Climate Change?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Maybe it's time for environmentalists prioritize do-it-yourself climate fixes instead of looking to politic...

Notes on the Enthusiasm Gap

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

I got to see the now-famous enthusiasm gap up close and personal last week, when the administration refused to put solar panels on the White House, and it wasn't a pretty sight.

Why Beat Up a Fish Hatchery's Solar Panels?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Certainly discussing the stimulus program's potential flaws is worthwhile. However, it's surprising that such an accomplished professor as Roger Meiners would rely on such reductionist and cynical hyperbole.

Energy Machismo and White House Solar Panels

Keith Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Keith Harrington

While Obama may be able to blame congressional politics for his lack of follow-through on the policy side of things, there really doesn't seem to be any clear excuse for his symbolic failure.

What Matters This Week: Russia Burns While Electric Cars Sizzle

David Ferris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ferris

We explore what works and what sucks in the business of saving the planet. News from the Northern Hemisphere is grim.

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...

New Campaign Launches To Get Solar Panels On The White House

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Henn

Should Sasha and Malia be studying by the light of a solar powered bulb? Today, environmental author Bill McKibben and our international campaign 350...

The Federal Government Attacks Creative Local Green Energy Finance

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The federal housing agencies' attack on an energy and money-saving program, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), demonstrates an obtuse hostility toward green energy initiatives.

West Pullman Solar Plant Sets Example For Illinois Green Energy

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At a former industrial site on Chicago's South Side, more than 32,000 solar panels slowly tilt every few minutes, following the sun as it moves across...

Eco Etiquette: How Green Are Solar Panels?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. It seems like a good thin...