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5 Reasons Solar Is Already Beating Fossil Fuels

Jacob Sandry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jacob Sandry

Stunning advancements in production and financing have brought solar to the table with coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. And here are five reasons why solar is already winning.

Let it Shine

Allegra Panetto | Posted 04.07.2012 | Green
Allegra Panetto

Coming from the U.S., where alternative forms of energy are still atypical, it's hard, at first, to believe that in rural Malawi, where the majority of people live without electricity or running water, most people know about and want access to solar electricity.

Peace Corps Bringing Solar Power To Malawi

Posted 01.31.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Susan DeFreitas: In rural Africa, solar power is increasingly beating grid-fired infrastructure in the race to bring electrici...

Solar Panels In Paint Form? Scientists Just Did It

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.22.2011 | Green

Green homeowners may soon be able to say goodbye to unwieldy solar panels thanks to a new paint that generates electricity by harnessing energy from "...


Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green
Rick Horowitz

Call it an ode to not-so-clean energy. Or call it a poetry slam. ...

Solar Scapegoat

Edward Flattau | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Simply because "green" energy is a mainstay of President Obama's domestic policy, House Republicans are fixated on discrediting it, even if that means abdicating future leadership to China in the global technology revolution.

Jordan Howard

Solar Industry In Need Of Support | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Clean energy advocates have long looked to solar power as a way to break the country's dependence on foreign oil. However, the cost of o...

Some Sunshine Hits Washington, DC

A. Siegel | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Those interested in exploring the potential and reality of sunshine in a clean energy future have a plethora of things to do in Washington, DC, in the coming weeks.

Solar Energy: Time for New York to Get in the Game

Mike Richter | Posted 08.14.2011 | New York
Mike Richter

Right now our state and our nation are deep in the throes of one of the most important competitions of our generation: the race to lead the new renewable energy economy.

Dear Environmental Community: Please Shut Up

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Green technology faces a number of barriers--high capital costs, entrenched incumbents, skepticism, bureaucratic and political roadblocks. But, pleas...

How to Cure the Energy Brain Drain

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

America's place in the renewable energy market has begun to slip, in part because fewer students are pursuing degrees in the hard sciences and engineering.

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...

Schwarzenegger, Solar Power, and Midland School

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ming Holden

Midland just won California's highest environmental honor, and out of 2009's fifteen recipients it was the only school to have done so.

Jemez Tribe Building Nation's First Solar Plant

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

JEMEZ PUEBLO, N.M. — A poverty-stricken Indian tribe that holds the sun and nature's other gifts sacred sees a brighter future for itself in sol...

The Brilliance (and Stupidity) of The Age of Stupid

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steven G. Brant

The film is essentially the same rant against stupid behavior we've heard for years, dressed up in an elaborate, well-intended package.

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.

Green News Report - April 16, 2009 (Audio)

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

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Goodbye Tax Day '08, Hello Tax Day '09 (with big new incentives to sweeten the deal); Birds taking the long way home; "Green...

Nature Has a Way with Black Swans

Harry Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harry Fuller

How the money's spent matters not just because the "stimulus" might work or fail... It matters because we're despoiling the planet at an ever greater rate and we don't have a replacement.

Solar Panel Mandate In Marburg: Too Green, Too Soon?

New York Times | Nicholas Kulish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MARBURG, Germany -- This fairy-tale town is stuck in the middle of a utopian struggle over renewable energy. The town council's decision to require so...

Colorado Considers Large-Scale Solar

Rocky Mountain News | Gargi Chakrabarty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Electricity produced from Colorado's bright, hot sun could supply half the state's peak demand during summer, helping 1.7 million homes crank up their...

Solar Energy Projects Frozen By Federal Government

New York Times | DAN FROSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Faced with a surge in the number of proposed solar power plants, the federal government has placed a moratorium on new solar projects on public land u...