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Leaves Provide Inspiration For Solar Researchers

Posted 12.11.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: One of the keenest areas of solar power research these days is into how nature turns the sun’s rays into energy ...

Solyndra Aftermath: Google Still Upbeat on Green

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 12.04.2011 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

As the Solyndra aftermath continues to ripple through the green economy, Fresh Dialogues found the mood was distinctly upbeat at the AlwaysOn Going Green Conference at San Francisco's City Hall last week.

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.

Lucia Graves

Obama Says He Has No Regrets About Solyndra Loan | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Monday he has no regrets about granting a $528 million federal loan to Solyndra Inc., arguing it wasn't poss...

On Houses and Homes: Top 5 Stories Behind Solar Decathlon Entries

Susanna Murley | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Planet Forward has been following the Solar Decathlon teams. These are the five that stand out to us that have the best stories connecting their houses to their culture.

Solyndra Aftermath: Top Ten Reasons Why Renewable Energy Wins

Donnie Fowler | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

Incumbent energy providers, including coal and oil, along with many politicians are cynically rushing to tout this event as the beginning of the end for renewable energy.

7 Game-Changing Green Advancements You Should Know About

Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

As temperatures rise and populations get larger, it's clear that breakthroughs in green technology hold the key to the survival of Earth and all the s...

The Phony Solyndra Scandal

New York Times | Joe Nocera | Posted 11.24.2011 | Green

If Brian Harrison and W. G. Stover, the two Solyndra executives who took the Fifth Amendment at a Congressional hearing on Friday, ever spend a day in...

Solyndra Technology Powers Washington, D.C.

A. Siegel | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

While members of Congress are raising h-ll about the Solyndra bankruptcy, just a little distance away, Solyndra technology is powering an absolutely gorgeous home available for public visit for the coming two weeks.

No Reason to Give Up on Clean Energy

Nicole Lederer | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green
Nicole Lederer

The clean energy industry is still our best hope for our economic and energy future -- with or without one company called Solyndra.

Conversations You Won't Overhear

Terry Tamminen | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

As summer gives way to our back-to-work lives, busy execs will likely compare notes at Chamber of Commerce luncheons about the economy and job creation. We can all imagine those conversations, but here are a few you won't be likely to overhear.

The Green Jobs Speech Obama Should Give

Bill Meadows | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

Here are the facts about cleaner, greener jobs -- the kind of jobs that President Obama should call for in his speech before Congress on Thursday night.

The City of the Future Is Already Here

Terry Tamminen | Posted 10.18.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Get the full picture of what life could be like in a clean, sustainable city of the future -- and of the business opportunities that are hidden within.

Shine On, Sister: Solar Entrepreneurs Make a Big Impact

Nicole Skibola | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Nicole Skibola

The problem of energy poverty does not equate to the absence of a solution, but rather has begun to showcase the ingenuity and creativity of a network of women equipped with solar lanterns.

The Climate Post: As Markets Dive, Clean Energy Stocks Hit by "Triple Whammy"

Mason Inman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

The stock market took a beating this week, after rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded U.S. bonds -- but clean tech stocks have been falling even faster than the market as a whole.

Look Out For Tall Buildings, Banana Peels -- and Alarmism

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

An article in the Los Angeles Times suggests clean energy is putting people and communities in harms way. It's not. As with any profession there are accidents. But the safety of wind power is staggering compared to traditional energy sources.

Lynne Peeples

Omar Freilla Grows Green Jobs In The Bronx | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

Omar Freilla returned to the South Bronx in the late 1990s with a master's degree in environmental science and a mission: to plant the seeds for a gre...

The Climate Post: Debt Ceiling Impasse Could Hit Clean Energy Hard

Mason Inman | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

Clean energy could be among the hardest-hit sectors if the U.S. government does not raise the debt ceiling and then defaults on the national debt.

What's Next for Clean Energy

Michael Moynihan | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

Despite intense focus by Silicon Valley and the support of the US government, the US is not catching up with Europe or China on clean energy and in many measures, we are falling further behind.

Living Off The Grid And Growing Organic

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

We weren't sure what to expect when we drove 12 miles into a Canyon in Utah to meet 70 year old twins, living off the grid, growing organic vegetables...

Putting America Back to Work

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Natalie Pace

Many presidents ride into the sunset of their life, after four or eight years of public service, content to build a Presidential Library and play golf without the weight of the world ruining their swing. But not the Job-Creator-in-Chief: Bill Clinton.

Fukushima Spews, Los Alamos Burns, Vermont Rages and We've Almost Lost Nebraska

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The stream of reactor disasters spewing from this dying industry is certain to escalate. The toll rises with each leak at Fukushima, every flame at Los Alamos, each legal brief at Vermont Yankee, every foot of Nebraska floodwater.

Germany Sets the Bar for a Green Energy Future

Philip Radford | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Germany, Switzerland and Italy are all abandoning nuclear in favor of clean and safe renewable energy that don't threaten our homes and communities with meltdowns and radioactive fallout

The Cruelty of Asthma

Javier Sierra | Posted 08.23.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

It is in the hands of the EPA that Rosa Perea's 5-year-old son and hundreds of thousands of other Latino kids -- the most punished by asthma -- will see themselves freed from the cruelty of this disease.

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...