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Solar energy is now becoming cheaper than coal

According to this report in <i>Bloomberg News</i>, solar-energy is now becoming the cheapest form of new energy.<p>A transformation is happening in global …

This Foldable Battery Is Powered by Bacteria From Wastewater

Guaranteed to not explode.<p>Scientists have developed a bacteria-powered battery on a single piece of paper, which they say could be a cheap and easily …

These Are The Five Key Battlegrounds For The Big Tech Platforms In 2017

Technology companies will increasingly invest in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other emerging tech next year.<p>Large platform companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft want to provide the operating system for our lives, and they will fight hard in 2017 to establish …

What truth? George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Trumpified political reality of 2016

Taken together, the two great dystopian novelists of the mid-20th century might have dreamed up Donald Trump<p>In a diary he kept in 1942, the novelist and essayist George Orwell recorded the disgust he felt for his contemporaries and the political discourse of his day, which was pervaded by …

In Vermont, solar, batteries key energy revolution

Rhonda "Honey" Phillips keeps her own cows and garden at her small, hillside homestead, and now is pushing self-sufficiency in a more high-tech direction. This year, she installed new solar panels just downhill from her modest house and hung a Tesla Powerwall backup battery on her basement wall, to …

Clean Energy

Solar Power Is Now The Cheapest Form of Energy in Almost 60 Countries

We just hit a major turning point.<p>It's official: solar became the cheapest source of new energy in lower-income countries this year, giving both …

In the race to build the best AI, there’s already one clear winner

As Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Baidu take turns leapfrogging each other in artificial intelligence innovation, one company stands to profit from any outcome: Nvidia.<p>Graphics processor units, the company’s biggest moneymaker, have become the industry standard for deep learning, a flavor of …

Artificial Intelligence

Why is corporate America picking wind power over solar?

Google, Microsoft, Dow Chemical and other big companies are buying five times more wind than solar electricity in the race to hit ambitious emissions targets<p>Businesses are buying more wind and solar electricity than ever before to help lower their carbon footprint in offices, stores and factories. …

Renewable Energy

Barack Obama bans oil and gas drilling in most of Arctic and Atlantic oceans

Barack Obama has permanently banned new oil and gas drilling in most US-owned waters in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, a last-ditch effort to lock in environmental protections before he hands over to Donald Trump.<p>Obama used a 1953 law that allows presidents to block the sale of new offshore …

Oil & Gas Industry

All the state energy legislation from 2016, in one place

A searchable database for your nerding pleasure.<p>With Donald Trump in the White House and the GOP controlling Congress, all hope for movement forward on climate change and clean energy lies in the states.<p>Such movement will be more difficult in the absence of federal support. National mandates and …

Las Vegas Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.<p>Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached with the …

Renewable Energy

3 Stocks Under $10 to Buy in 2017

Image source: The Motley Fool.<p>If you've got $10 burning a hole in your pocket, I have some stock ideas for you.<p>I've been highlighting attractive opportunities in low-priced stocks since my original "5 Stocks Under $10" column nearly 16 years ago, and I've seen plenty of stocks with pocket-change …

Investing

Green Charge: The Energy Storage Startup Transforming A $100 Billion Market

The energy storage industry has grown to become a $100 billion market, projected to reach $250 billion by 2040.<p>This massive valuation is due, in part, to more than 50% of consumer energy bills being attributed to peak hour charges. Noticing the need to make energy usage more affordable and …

Clean Energy

10 Inspirational movie quotes for entrepreneurs

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share65<p>+16<p>Shares 96<p>Hollywood has produced a lot of memorable movies quotes over the years, and everyone has their favorite. But did you …

These 3 Biotech Stocks Are Ridiculously Cheap Now

Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences, and Trevena might be good medicine for your portfolio right now. Here's why.<p>The Brexit vote may have sent …

Here's Why What's In the Fed's Minutes Is Really Bad for Stocks

Labor is striking back, and that’s bad news for the stock market.<p>That’s one conclusion to draw from the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s April …

Forget earnings — dividends have been the hottest stock market measuring stick

Forget earnings — stock market returns have been all about dividends lately.<p>In a note to clients on Monday, Sean Darby and the equity strategy team at Jefferies argued that it's dividends per share, not earnings, that have driven returns in the last year as earnings and stock prices have been …

Investing