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Here’s How Obama’s Clean Power Plan Will Actually Affect The Economy

At Thursday's Republican debates, nobody talked about climate change, let alone the Environmental Protection Agency's new "Clean Power Plan," which Obama rolled out on Monday. But the candidates slammed the plan earlier in the week, claiming that it will have dire economic consequences.<p>"The rule …

Fossil Fuels

First Solar–Funded Study: Utility-Scale Solar Much More Cost Competitive Than Rooftop Solar

<b>Published on</b> July 19th, 2015 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>18<p>July 19th, 2015 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>Originally published on <i>Solar Love</i>.<p>A new study has concluded that …

Three Ways The World’s Power Mix Is About To Change

By Brian Kahn<p><i>Published:</i> June 25th, 2015<p>Big changes are afoot for the energy sector in the next 25 years. Coal and gas are headed out and solar and …

Renewable Energy

5 Ways We Could Get More Solar Power

This is exciting, because solar has potential to be a truly world-changing technology. If we can get the price down enough, we could deploy it almost …

Apple announces new China environmental initiatives: responsibly managed forests, solar for manufacturing

Apple today has announced a variety of new environmental initiatives for its China operations. Through a press release, the company announced a new multi-year partnership with World Wildlife Fund to increase responsibly managed forests throughout China. Apple also announced that it intends to …

Tim Cook

Dutch solar road makes enough energy to power household

Engineers in the Netherlands say energy-generating road surface is more successful than expected, six months into trial.<p>Engineers in the Netherlands say a novel solar road surface that generates electricity and can be driven over has proved more successful than expected.<p>Last year they built a …

Solar Panels

Sunny future in sight for community solar energy

It's often been said that sharing is caring, and that's the exact approach a Maryland community is taking in regards to solar power.<p>Earlier this …

Solar Power

Why community shared solar is ready to be the 'great equalizer'

About half of all American rooftops are suited to solar installations and about 0.5% now have solar. That means solar could get up to 100 times …

Tesla Powerwall

Powerwall<p>Seamless backup power. With or without solar.<p>Powerwall detects grid outages and automatically becomes your home's main energy source. …

After All, Tesla Motors Unveils The Powerwall

Tesla Motors kept journalists waiting until after midnight East Coast time Friday for the announcement of its new energy venture.<p>It’s called Tesla Energy, a collection of batteries for homes and businesses. The one that will get the most attention is the Powerwall.<p>Powerwall is meant, Tesla says, …

Tesla

Lessons In Oil Price Forecasting

When I published a working paper in 1992 at MIT called “The Fog of Commerce: The Failure of Long-Term Oil Market Forecasting,” many thought the lesson was that forecasting the long-term price of oil couldn’t be done. My actual point had been that bad theories and bad models lead to bad forecasts, …

This is the future: Elon Musk betting $5bn on super batteries

<i>In the same way that Amazon.com carved out leadership in Cloud Computing by being bold at a time the competition wavered, South African-born Elon</i> …

Solar solution: MIT creates way to make salt water drinkable

With mandatory water restriction recently ordered for the first time in California, an MIT team has come up with an award-winning, cost-effective and …

As Coal Jobs Go Up In Flames, New Energy Positions Will Emerge From Ashes

Coal-related jobs are going up in flames, but new ones will emerge from the ashes. That’s the conclusion of a new economic study that examines the Obama administration’s energy policy and its potential impact on the broader economy.<p>Appalachia’s coal counties are smoldering for a multitude of …

b>Arunabha Ghosh:</b> Build capacity for energy diplomacy

In 1911, Winston Churchill, then first lord of the Admiralty, made the decision to change the Royal Navy's primary fuel from coal (which was mined …

Silk Road

The Critical Smartphone Issue That Manufacturers Ignore

I’ve spent the last ten days in Austin attending the various strands of SXSW. I’ve been doing so for the last eleven years, and one issue that has become clear over the last few years, and acutely aware of this year, is just how ill-served consumers are over a critical part of smartphone design. …