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In Clean Energy, Macro Trends Trump Midterm Political Winds

Clint Wilder | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

Without a doubt, the midterms were not good news for U.S. clean energy and climate action.

Kate Sheppard

Utility Group Tries To Rally Black Caucus Against Solar Incentives

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Representatives of an industry group representing electric companies met with staffers for members of the Congressional Black Caucus o...

Retire With Due Diligence the 21st Century Way: Less Money, More Substance

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Molly Alexander Darden

Who hasn't heard the astronomical projections of how much financially we need in order to walk out of the office and into a new life? Well, I'm here to tell you, it ain't necessarily so! Here's how a smaller financial base can work when we apply the principle of due diligence analysis long before retirement.

As Clean Energy Goes Mainstream, Leadership Is Squarely Focused On States and Cities

Clint Wilder | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

The recently released 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index from Clean Edge, the research and advisory firm where I am senior editor, finds the U.S. clean-tech market making impressive strides in many areas, while still hampered by inaction and inertia in others.

One Of The Nation's Largest Solar Installers Just Bought A Panel Manufacturer

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — SolarCity, one of the nation's largest installers of rooftop solar systems, is buying Silveo, a solar panel manufacturer. It's the ...

On Its 60th Birthday, Solar PV Has Become a Major Contender

Clint Wilder | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

Let's jump ahead to where solar energy deployment, by almost any measure, is today. It's booming.

Collaboration, Not Heros, Drives Shifts in Climate Change

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

When I heard in late December that Bill McKibben had written another article for Rolling Stone, I was thrilled. His July 2012 piece for that publication -- 'Global Warming's Terrifying Math' -- started a firestorm.

Climate Change This Week: Sudden Surprises, Cheap Wind, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Gradual Climate Shifts Could Have Sudden Impacts says the US National Research Council, reports Brian Kahn at Climate Central. Abrupt shifts in the c...

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.

The Arab Oil Embargo, Sandy, and Adapting to New Realities

Clint Wilder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

This month marks the anniversaries of two notable events, decades apart yet related in terms of historical impact, awareness of vulnerability, and challenge to business as usual: the Arab oil embargo 40 years ago and Superstorm Sandy, which hit the Northeast on Oct. 29 last year.

Clean Tech and the Big Turnaround

Ron Pernick | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Ron Pernick

Just when you thought climate as a driver was dead, Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard, and statistics confirmed the hottest year on record in the U.S. But it's less the strange weather, and more the devastation left in its path, that's the big deal here.

Bad News For The Solar Industry

San Jose Mercury News | Dana Hull | Posted 02.11.2013 | San Francisco

SAN MATEO -- In a worrisome sign for the cleantech sector, SolarCity postponed its IPO plans late Tuesday, perhaps to reduce the price of shares below...

Top 10 Heroes Of The American Economy

Inc. | Posted 12.07.2012 | Small Business

Introducing the 10 biggest job creators in America. They've created an astounding 33,413 jobs in three years, and top Inc.'s inaugural Hire Power ...

The Supposed Decline of Green Energy

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

In recent years, several corporate energy managers have told me that when they run the numbers on renewables, the payback just isn't quick enough. I'd suggest running the numbers again.

SolarCity's CEO Seeks World Domination

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

SolarCity's CEO Lyndon Rive sat down with Fresh Dialogues last week to share details of the solar company's business model, rapid growth, and ultimate goal of being the world's largest energy provider.

After Losing Fed Loan, Military Solar Project Back On Track

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- A $1 billion solar energy project that lost a federal loan in the wake of the Solyndra bankruptcy and related investigations is back ...

Google To Finance Home Solar Systems

AP | By JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- Google wants to buy solar panels for your house. The search giant announced Tuesday that it will provide $75 million to build 3,000 resid...

New Job Growth Numbers Tell the Larger Story of Solar

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

The solar industry has grown 6.8 percent over the previous year, adding 6,736 new workers in 12 months. During that same time, national employment grew by only 0.7 percent.

Federal Government Backs Solar Military Project

AP | JASON DEAREN and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is providing a loan guarantee for a massive solar energy project that could double the number of glimmerin...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Solar Leasing Companies Head Eastward. Popsicle, Anyone?

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 09.24.2011 | Green

"We've got to make solar feel simpler than people see it today," says Patrick Crane, the chief marketing officer for the California-based solar leasin...