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Renewables records reveal how clean energy is starting to light up the world

It's happening, people. On Sunday, one out of every five light bulbs in your home was powered using wind energy. If you own three TVs and two games …

Energy Future Keeps a Lid on Questions About Solvency

Energy Future Holdings Corp. Tuesday successfully fended off questions from creditors anxious to probe the financial health of a company division that is the target of deal talks.

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wind Power

<i>This article is part of the Energy.gov series highlighting the</i> <i>“Top Things You Didn’t Know About…” series.</i> <i>Be sure to check back for more entries …

How One Wonky Court Decision Could Unlock Our Renewable Energy Future

<b>Published on</b> August 20th, 2014 | <i>by Silvio Marcacci</i><p>97<p>August 20th, 2014 by <b>Silvio Marcacci</b><p>When it comes to the future of renewable energy in America, …

Transparent solar panels may be a window into the future

Close<p>Clean solar power may be the future of energy. Transparent solar panels that seem just like normal glass may make that future real.<p>Researchers …

Amory Lovins: As Economists Argue, Renewables Keep Getting Cheaper

The academic world is full of debate about how expensive or cheap renewables are compared to fossil fuels. But do those debates actually match what’s …

Could This Be Solar Energy's Big Moment?

Solar power has been on an upswing in the U.S., with usage now standing at six times’ its 2010 rate and the cost of solar installations since 2010 …

Distributed Renewable Energy —Efficiency, Reliability, and Profitability

The market for distributed renewable energy (DRE) is rapidly expanding all over the world. This is in large part due to the drop in manufacturing …

Are Reverse Auctions the Key to Reforming Solar Energy Subsidies?

<i>Summary: Reverse auctions can be used to avoid paying too much for solar PV and reduce the costs of renewable energy subsidy programs</i><p>The Australian …

Spray-On Solar May Be Cheaper And More Eco-Friendly Than The Panels On Your Roof

Research on painted solar cells isn’t new, but it has been challenging to make these solar cells efficient enough to actually be useful. Now, …