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How Japan Replaced Half Its Nuclear Capacity With Efficiency

Justin Guay | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

After the Tohoku earthquake three years ago in March 2011, Japan was in a seemingly impossible situation. But miraculously, or seemingly so, in just a few short weeks Japan managed to avert the rolling power cuts that many believed inevitable.

Dreams Worth Having: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

What d.light's $11 Million Investment Means for Off Grid Solar

Justin Guay | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Justin Guay

From sub-Saharan Africa to Bangladesh the off grid solar market is posting eye popping growth rates. But despite that impressive performance access ...

Utility Interests Push Protectionism in the State of Washington

Gabe Elsner | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently released a model resolution calling for the weakening of solar net metering policies that threaten the traditional utility industry business model.

Utility-Backed Anti-Solar Bill On The Move in Kansas Statehouse

Gabe Elsner | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

As it was introduced, HB 2458 would have ended net metering, and the amended bill would also gut the program in favor of a pro-utility industry policy.

Hawaii's Test Case for Solar Grid Penetration

Scott Cooney | Posted 02.22.2014 | Hawaii
Scott Cooney

Two years ago, the state of Hawaii made history in the U.S. by becoming the first place where solar reached, and then exceeded grid parity with dirtier sources of energy.

U.S. Challenges India's Solar Industry, Again

Ilana Solomon | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

Given the dire costs of the climate crisis that both the United States and the WTO have acknowledged, it is imperative that all governments have the ability to develop the renewable energy industries necessary to fight climate disruption.

HECO, Will You Be My Valentine?

Anne Smart | Posted 02.14.2014 | Hawaii
Anne Smart

Dear HECO, The sun is golden The sky is blue I want my system To interconnect with you Love, Hawaii Solar Customers Hundreds of HECO customers will...

WATCH: Haunting Video Shows Sun In All Its Superheated Glory

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science

In the frigid month of February, it's easy to forget about that huge ball of fire at the center of Earth's orbit. But a trippy new NASA video show...

New Ad Reveals Duke's Monopoly Protection Plan

Anne Smart | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Anne Smart

Duke has entered the fray and should also fear the overwhelming public support for rooftop solar and an alternative to the monopoly.

Coloradans to Xcel: Don't Stifle Rooftop Solar

Anne Smart | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Anne Smart

Last week, hundreds of Coloradans gathered at the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to express their support for rooftop solar and net metering (and t...

Apple Might Power Up Batteries With Solar Energy

The New York Times | Posted 02.03.2014 | Technology

The next breakthrough smartphone, or maybe the one after that, might not have a traditional battery as its sole source of power. Instead, it could pul...

Mosaic, Mobile Phones, and Clean Energy Access

Justin Guay | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Solar crowdfunder Mosaic, is the latest entrant into clean energy's next big market - off grid clean energy. Thanks to a top prize of $1 million fro...

Natural Gas Loses to Solar on Costs, A First

Lewis Milford | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green
Lewis Milford

For those who already think natural gas will win out over renewable power, a judge has said, not so fast.

What's Really Behind the Alabama Coal Industry's Attack on Pro-Clean Energy Groups? Answer: Market Share.

Gabe Elsner | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The coal industry's concerns about pro-clean energy groups are more about how the utility industry is threatened by the emergence of affordable renewable energy and their antiquated business model.

Clouds Hang Over Hawaii's Rooftop Solar Battle

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green

By Nichola Groom Dec 16 (Reuters) - When Gloria Adams signed a contract to install a rooftop solar power system on her Oahu home in la...

An Investment in the Outdoors and Innovation

Jigar Shah | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Jigar Shah

It is only common sense that our policymakers in Washington should keep the value of our public lands in mind when negotiating federal spending priorities. The Land and Water Conservation Fund is an opportunity for bipartisan leadership and an investment in American innovation.

Calling All Village Infrastructure Angels

Justin Guay | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

While it's potentially clean energy's next big market, off grid clean tech suffers from an acute lack of finance. That's the barrier to ramping up e...

Going Solar Is Now As Easy As Booking An Airline Ticket

Reuters | Nichola Groom | Posted 02.01.2014 | Green

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a first on Monday, an online marketplace will allow U.S. homeowners to weigh options for go...

State Pushing Hard To Expand Solar Energy To Homes

AP | STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — As Connecticut pushes aggressively to expand solar energy to homes across the state, few supporters are more enthusiastic t...

The Campaign Against Net Metering: ALEC and Utility Interests' Next Attack on Clean Energy Surfaces in Arizona

Gabe Elsner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

On Thursday, the Arizona Corporate Commission (ACC), the state entity responsible for regulating utilities, voted to charge ratepayers a monthly fee of 70 cents per kilowatt of solar energy installed on their roof.

A MAJOR Win For Solar Energy

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 11.15.2013 | Green

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona regulators on Thursday voted to adopt a roughly $5 monthly fee for customers of the state's largest utility who install rooft...

BBOXX & Off Grid Clean Tech 2.0

Justin Guay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Off-Grid applications are clean technology's next big market. Nowhere is this more true than Africa where the International Energy Agency predicts pop...

Eight Mind-Blowing Facts About The Sun

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.25.2013 | Science

There are about 70 sextillion stars in the universe, including at least 100 billion right here in our Milky Way galaxy. But the star that really matte...

India's Coal Bubble

Justin Guay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Justin Guay

A few short years ago the assumption that coal demand was essentially endless in China and India was seen as irrefutable. Now this 'coal consensus' is...