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The Sun Shines Brightly on Solar Energy

Peter Getty | Posted 12.15.2014 | Science
Peter Getty

There is no such thing as power to spare in our world today, yet overconsumption continues, despite warnings and encouragement to cut down on electricity usage.

Re-Igniting America's Solar Impulse

Tom Weis | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are making history by flying across America in a 100 percent solar-powered plane that collects enough energy during the day to fly through the night on battery power alone.

Apple, RIM, Google, Microsoft: Where Is the Big Bang?

John Pavley | Posted 04.04.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

The latest generation of smart phones are all like Toy Story sequels: Same cast of great characters with minor upgrades to the 3D models and textures. It's time for a some real innovation, a "big bang" and not this incremental tweaking of last year's winning formula. It's time for someone to take some risk.

Making the Impossible Possible: From Kennedy's Moonshot to Solar's SunShot

Ramamoorthy Ramesh | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Ramamoorthy Ramesh

As we continue to push for innovation to drive down the cost of solar, it's much easier to imagine a day in the near future when we will reach $1 per watt for a fully installed solar energy system.

Why Most U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Are Gone Forever: The Fiscal Times

The Fiscal Times | MERRILL GOOZNER | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

The day after the State of the Union Address, President Obama visited a Phoenix suburb to tour Intel’s still-under-construction computer chip manufa...

Major Energy Discovery

Posted 06.29.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Caleb Denison: Researchers at the University of Michigan have made a scientific discovery that is intriguing all on its own b...

Solar Power Breakthrough Claimed By Stanford Researchers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: It’s the Holy Grail at clean energy research labs all over the world and something which could address long term...

Assert Yourself, America; Don't Be an Illegal Trade Victim

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

How is it that America finds herself in the position of schoolyard patsy, woe-is-me casualty of China's illegal trade practices that are destroying U.S. renewable energy manufacturing and foreclosing an energy-independent future?

On Labor Day, Work to Save the Middle Class

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Together we can organize and mobilize and create a grassroots groundswell that gives government no choice but to respond to our needs, the needs of working people.

America's Choice: Leave a Legacy of Hell or Bequeath Clean Air

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Labor unions are pressing for passage of policies like a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) and comprehensive climate-change legislation that would promote transition to a clean-energy economy.

DK Matai | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Scientists Grow Cheap Biodegradable Solar Using Tobacco

Treehugger | Jerry James Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Researchers at UC Berkeley have hacked tobacco plants to grow synthetic photovoltaic cells which can then be extracted and sprayed onto any substrate ...

Not Your Father's Solar Technology

nytimes.com | ANNE EISENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PHOTOVOLTAIC cells are already a familiar sight on rooftops. But one day, miniature cells may also be found in more unconventional places: power-gener...

Green News Report - May 5, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Welcome aboard to our latest network affiliate - Roots Up Radio.com, where the Green News Report is heard on Action Point with Cynthia Black! IN TODA...

World's Most Efficient Solar Cells Created

sciencealert.com.au | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

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They're green! All green! Well, almost - Mini, Peugeot, Ford, Pininfarina and more - Paris Car Show's green cars and concepts, part two

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Here's the green wrap on the Paris Car Show, 2008 version. As in yesterday's posting, we're taking a look at some concepts which might have a chance t...

Solar Cells, Turbo-Diesels Spell Future For Cars

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Many news reports the past two days have been about Toyota's intention to build the next-generation gas/electric hybrid Prius at a factory now under c...