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Hard Times for Solar Companies Means Good Times for Solar Buyers

It could be a slow year for some U.S. solar companies due to recent policy shifts, but it’s a great time to be a solar consumer. Solar panel prices …

Solar Power

How Utilities Are Using Blockchain to Modernize the Grid

In New York state, neighbors are testing their ability to sell solar energy to one another using blockchain technology. In Austria, the country’s largest utility conglomerate, Wien Energie, is taking part in a blockchain trial focused on energy trading with two other utilities. Meanwhile in …


Crisis, what crisis? How smart solar can protect our vulnerable power grids

Some commentators seem to be worried that our electricity networks are facing an impending voltage crisis, citing fears that renewables (rooftop …


The Murky Future of Nuclear Power in the United States

This was supposed to be America’s nuclear century.<p>The Three Mile Island meltdown was two generations ago. Since then, engineers had developed innovative designs to avoid the kinds of failures that devastated Fukushima in Japan. The United States government was earmarking billions of dollars for a …

Nuclear Energy

How Oversupplied Is China Housing Market Really?

The further away you physically sit from China, the more likely the image you may have about its real estate markets is one of uninhabited, overbuilt cities, possibly with big differences between Tier-1 and lower-Tier cities. But how serious is the situation really and what does it mean for …

Real Estate