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"Failure Is Not an Option..."

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

What if we approached global warming the way we approached confronting the Nazis in World War II or the way NASA approached Apollo 13?

Israelis Bring Green Power To West Bank Village

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SUSYA, West Bank — Residents of a West Bank village with no electricity have been helped out of the darkness by unlikely benefactors – a g...

Solar Panels Causing Some Storms | Catherine Saillant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Ready to chuck his electric bills, Camarillo resident Marc Weinberg last year asked his homeowners association for permission to put solar panels on h...

Small Durable Solar Panels Provide Energy In Developing Countries | Jeffrey Marlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For decades, governments and non-governmental organizations have been trying to bring electricity to the world's poorest and most isolated regions thr...

Solar Panel Importers Hit By $70 Million In Surprise Tariffs | KEITH BRADSHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Companies that import solar panels to the United States are facing up to $70 million in unexpected tariffs. The bill comes at a time when the industry...

The Economy "Doesn't Need You Anymore"

Piers Fawkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Piers Fawkes

We are nowhere near where we need to be, but it is obvious that eventually everyone will be able to produce his or her own energy, with things like rooftop solar panels and less expensive wind turbines.

Big Oil Goes Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's not just that these projects involve bigger money, which will grow exponentially if new technologies work. That's still peanuts for oil majors, w...

Price Of Solar Panels Drop | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The price of rooftop solar panels has fallen drastically, as I report in The New York Times on Thursday. But for some homeowners, the upfront costs...

Made in Japan, Made in China, Made in Korea -- Is Solar the Car Industry's Act Two?

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I am not in favor of protectionism, and I generally support free markets. However, these are not ordinary times, and it is mission critical that America be the worldwide leader in renewable energy and green jobs.

President Obama's Grandmother Powers Home With Solar Energy

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On Thursday, Greenpeace volunteers installed solar panels atop of the roof of President Obama's Step-Grandmother, Mama Sarah's home and on the roof of...

California Dreaming: Driving on Sunshine

Kevin George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin George

Bottom line, if your enthusiastic about EVs, this may be your time to plug-in and get involved. Find out for yourself why there's electricity in the air around EVs.

Roll Back the Darkness in a Sustainable, Cost-Effective Way

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Steve Israel

One of the smartest foreign assistance initiatives the United States could undertake is to jump-start promising solar-powered efforts around the world.

7 Green Celebrity Homes You'll Love

Tree Hugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We found seven celebrities whose homes reflect their passion for all things green--even if the square footage isn't especially modest. From Johnny Dep...

Homeowners Associations: The Enemy of Solar? | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In Somerset County in New Jersey, a homeowner was ordered to take down 28 panels. In California, another homeowner, Marc Weinberger, sued his homeown...

Electrifying Health Care in Rwanda

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Ruxin

Solar power needs to be integrated into public health approaches across Africa going forward, just as AIDS drugs have been during the past several years.

Good News? Is This Possible?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan A. Schein

The economy is in extremely fragile shape, but there are nuggets of good news as well.

Green Stimulus Buyers' Guide: Obama's Got You Covered | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The stimulus bill has finally been passed and signed into law--and now it's time to help put the thing into action. Which shouldn't be tough to do: tu...

Create Your Own Green Job

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charles Karel Bouley

Barack asked all of us. Your turn. I found solutions. Maybe they're not for you, but find your own. They're out there. Don't wait for a bail out or a government program or hand. Take the lead.

White House Solar Panels: What Ever Happened To Carter's Solar Thermal Water Heater? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama's first days in office have been chock full of reversing the actions of the previous president, from halting midnight environmental re...

Solar Energy Reality Check

Huffington Post | Rob Lamkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Solar energy is the most promising source of clean, renewable energy. It is also one of the most misunderstood. Myths about solar energy--its challen...

Greening Hollywood: Jet Hangar 25 World's First Platinum LEED Certified

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Green building costs less in lifecycle. "Investments can no longer be about a 2-3 year return. We must factor in lifecycle," said Picard.

Oil-Rich Dubai Spending Big On Huge Solar Facility | Matthew McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In an area of the world with no shortage of sunlight, awash in oil wealth (and being able to detect the way the cleantech wind is blowing...) and with...

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


Costa Rica: Still Some of the Greenest Travel Around

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Claire Bidwell Smith

In August my husband and I traveled to Costa Rica for what was supposed to be one of the world's first "Carbon Neutral Vacations." Our 7 day, 6 night trip began with a stay in San Jose.

How Green is Austin?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Austin, Texas is poised to set an example for the rest of the country, having successfully managed to shift its fiscal and social focus towards conser...