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Power plants needn't be ugly – let's make them green and beautiful

Energy suppliers often refer to their industry as being caught in a “trilemma”, as people demand electricity that is both secure and cheap, while …

MIT Tool Gives the Cost of Installing Solar Panels on Any Roof in Your City

How good is your roof for solar power?<p>The world, it seems, is falling in love with solar energy. Recent years have seen the increasing adoption of solar power around the world as an alternative energy source for everything from individual homes to the entire energy grid, with the United States' …

Award-winning renovation slashes mid-century home’s carbon footprint by 80%

London-based architecture firm Coppin Dockray completed a green house renovation that’s so successful it cut carbon emissions by 80 percent. Located …

Rotating homes follow the sun, produce 5 times the energy they use

You've heard of solar panels that track the sun, but how about entire houses that do the same? Casas em Movimento from Portugal have now designed …

Top 15 Amazing DIY Home Improvements that will Pay you back – Mostly, Plus ROI Details

Did you buy a lottery ticket back in January of last year, when the Powerball lottery got to $1.5 billion? If you did, then you decided on one of the …

Beverly Hills spec house with a nightclub to list for $100 million

You can buy your way into this private club, but it will cost a pretty penny.<p>In the Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills, a not-yet-built home with a bowling alley and a nightclub is being introduced to market at $100 million.<p>Set on an acre on “Billionaires Row,” a cul-de-sac where neighboring …

Why conservative South Carolina could actually be a sign of the future of U.S. energy

Coastal South Carolina has long been recognized by locals and tourists alike for its warm waters, dazzling natural landscapes and prime seafood cuisine. But lately, communities up and down the shoreline have been making a name for themselves in another way: They’re leading the historically …

The Cheapest Way to Scale Up Wind and Solar Energy? High-Tech Power Lines

Wind power and solar power are ways to reduce carbon emissions, but these generation sources are dependent on the vagaries of the weather, which …

Behold, the 15 Most Expensive Homes for Sale In Brooklyn Right Now

As real estate prices throughout New York City climb ever-higher, seeing homes in <b>Brooklyn</b> listed in the millions of dollars has become close to normal. The borough's most expensive home sold for <b>$15.5 million</b> in the summer of 2015, and there are plenty of properties on the market now that are …

California solar owners face new fees, utilities say costs should be higher

California utility regulators narrowly passed new rules that will increase costs for owners of rooftop solar systems, part of a broad reshaping of the state's energy future.<p>The California Public Utilities Commission, on a 3-2 vote Thursday, stopped short of the even higher charges that the state's …

Desperate California Utilities Win Effort to Squeeze Money Out of Solar Customers

Outfitting your roof with solar panels can be a great way to save energy <i>and</i> money. Right? Well, you won’t save as much money in California, where new …

Solar Power

10 Upgrades Under $1,000 That Increase Home Values

A clean, well-maintained home in tiptop condition will yield maximum profit when it comes time to sell. However, you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to make sure your house is in mint condition. There are a number of upgrades you can do for under $1,000 that will impress buyers and prompt …

Home Improvement

Whitewashed stone and glazed tiles feature in renovated Spanish farmhouse by Arquitectura-G

Barcelona studio Arquitectura-G has revamped a country house with a "labyrinthine character" into a family home featuring a tile-covered kitchen, a …

If The Price Of Solar Falls As Fast As Other Technologies, The World Can Breathe Easier

The official projections for solar adoption may be much too conservative.<p>If solar power prices fall in line with other technologies, we could see continued price-drops of 10% a year. That’s according to an historical analysis of 53 technologies that finds a distinct pattern in how major innovations …

Best Buy Cities: Where To Invest In Housing In 2016

With housing prices rising but wages stagnant, 2016 is likely to be a year of worsening affordability for homebuyers, especially low- and middle-income earners, according to Zillow, a real estate data-tracking company. That’s bad news for many people hoping to buy a home for the first time. But for …

Real Estate

'Natural' gas not as good as solar – despite the gas industry's best efforts

Now that the Paris climate agreement has made it clear that the world must take serious action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the fossil fuel industry is starting to get worried.<p>Coal consumption is declining, and the gas sector is flat. And just as the coal industry is claiming coal is good …

Fossil Fuels