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Solar roads coming to Route 66 via photovoltaic pavers

One of America's oldest and most historic highways may soon become the first to get embedded solar panels.<p>Missouri's state transportation department …

Route 66 could become a giant solar panel

A stretch of Route 66 in Missouri will step well into the 21st century soon when it becomes the first stretch of road in the Untied States to be …

The U.S. and Its Neighbors Want 50 Percent of Their Energy to Be Clean by 2025. It’ll Be a Cinch.

On one side of the Atlantic Ocean last week, the U.K. instigated the prospect of the European trading bloc—too tightly integrated on monetary and …

Average cost of solar and wind energy could fall by 59% in the next decade

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that with the right policies in place, the average costs for solar and wind …

Renewable Energy

Retrofitted net-zero energy home in Washington produces double the power it needs

You don't need to build a new house to "go green". The Birchwood home by Sustainable Connections is the first home in Whatcom County, Washington to …

US, Canada and Mexico pledge 50% of power from clean energy by 2025

Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto to announce new ‘aggressive but achievable’ goal at ‘Three Amigos’ summit in Ottawa<p>Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto will commit to a new regional clean power goal at a summit this week in Ottawa, the White House has said.<p>The …

Canada's oil patch expects production increase through 2030

Canada's oil sands sector expects to boost its production by 1.55 million barrels a day between now and 2030 despite depressed prices and fierce political opposition to pipelines that the industry says it urgently needs to reach new markets.<p>In its annual forecast released Wednesday, the Canadian …

Rely On Predictable Income In Times Of Uncertainty

<i>By Tony Termini</i><p>Last Thursday's Brexit vote was as much a shock to global financial markets as it was to political elites in London and Brussels. And, …

Obama Public Land Fracking Rule Struck Down: "No Congressional Authority"

<b>Guest essay by Eric Worrall</b><p>An attempt by the Obama administration to impose harsh regulations on fracking operations on public land has been thrown …

The middle class is starting to go solar

The price of solar has plummeted since the late 1970s. Back then you'd pay $77.67 per watt for solar cells, and you still wouldn't be able to produce electricity—not until you connected a bunch of cells together to form a solar panel.<p>Last year, the price for a <i>fully made solar panel</i>—including the …