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Nevada Guts Payments for Rooftop Solar, Installers Call It Quits

In a strange decision that is forcing rooftop solar businesses in the sunny state of Nevada to close their doors, the state’s utility commission voted unanimously earlier this month to slash net-metering payments to homeowners that have invested heavily in rooftop solar. So far, the commission is sticking firm — but what about Nevada’s exemplary solar industry?

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Sunrun CEO on the Bright Future of Solar Energy

Lynn Jurich, co-founder and CEO of Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., looks to the future of the energy industry and the factors catalyzing clean energy adoption.

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The First Hyperloop Trip Could Happen This Year

While most of us weren’t paying attention, a handful of private companies have been quietly working to make Elon Musk’s vision of supersonic transport a reality.

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Can Geoengineering Help Solve the Middle East’s Water Woes?

One geoengineering idea that has caught on in the United Arab Emirates is cloud seeding or, as it’s called here, rain enhancement science. The UAE recently doled out $5 million in grants to advance cloud-seeding research.

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Boosting Sustainability in the World’s Priciest Sailing Race

The Ben Ainslie Racing team and 11th Hour Racing have their eye on the America’s Cup — but for more reasons than winning the race. They see a golden opportunity to improve sustainability in one of the world’s most renowned (and expensive) races.

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Demand For Lithium-Ion Batteries Surges in Spite of Cheap Oil

This week’s Economist ran a couple of articles reporting that demand for lithium-ion batteries is surging, with lithium itself being, “one of the world’s only hot commodities.” That’s remarkable with crude at today’s rock-bottom prices.

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Its Official: Solar Employs More People Than Oil and Gas

What environmental and labor advocates have been claiming for some time now has come true: Solar energy is a bigger source of jobs than fossil fuels – and it’s only going to get better from here on.

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A Brief History of Global Warming — and Its Solar-Powered Solution

By Kyle G. Crider “’Come on up with me,’ he said. ‘It’s raining already.’ In fact it was, the endless warm drizzle of spring — the ice of Antarctica, falling softly on the heads of the children of those responsible for melting it.” Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven (1971) For those who … Continued

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Google Launches Equity-Free Accelerator Program

In addition to equipping startup teams with top Google developers and experts, the company plans to back startups in Brazil, India and Indonesia with up to $50,000 each in equity-free funding.