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Experts Weigh In: Cost of Wind Energy to Keep Going Down, Down, Down

The cost of wind energy has a long way to go before it hits bottom, according to a new Energy Department survey of…
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Today’s Solar Sales Tactics are Misleading Homeowners

If you’re a homeowner considering solar, you’re not alone. Yet many struggle to distinguish a good deal from a good sales pitch.
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Henk Rogers of Tetris Wants Clean Energy Storage For All

Henk Rogers, the man who brought Tetris out from behind the Iron Curtain, is determined to bring clean energy storage to homeowners everywhere.
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Chevy Bolt’s 238-Mile Range Poses Huge Challenge for Tesla

Tesla has another challenge on its hands: GM's all-electric Chevy Bolt, slated for release by the end of this year, has an EPA…
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Solar Cell Innovation Shines a Clean Power Spotlight on Arkansas

An Arkansas startup partnered with the global solar powerhouse Yingli to bring a new low-cost, high-efficiency solar cell to the marketplace. And that's…
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The Clean Tech Electricity Future

The 21st-century grid has the potential to be a lower-cost, lower-emissions and higher-reliability solution. And large utilities are ushering in the next generation…
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Eastern U.S. Grid Can Handle 30 Percent Renewable Energy — And That’s Just the Start

The massive power grid on the eastern U.S. can easily handle 30 percent renewable energy -- and more -- according to a new…
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3p Weekend: These Partnerships Are Out to Revolutionize Transportation

This year, transportation outpaced the utility sector as America's largest carbon emitter. That demands big change. And these seven partnerships aim to deliver…

It’s Time for Energy to Go Digital

Homeowners often find themselves jockeying between dense government databases and Doomsday preppers’ blogs in their quest to seek out real, fact-based information about…
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Despite Low Oil Prices, Electric Vehicle Sales Keep Rising

Several recent reports suggest that sales of electric vehicles and cars built without the conventional internal combustion engine are on the rise.
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Dream of a Hydrogen Highway Still Alive in California

Arnold Schwarzenegger's hydrogen highway fell far short of fulfilling its goals a decade ago. But that doesn't mean hydrogen lacks a future, as…
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Utilities Fighting Lower Electric Bill Zombie Apocalypse

Increasingly, clean technologies like solar, batteries and smart appliances are costing less due to global growth in manufacturing economies of scale plus technical…
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This Action Plan is Changing the Future of Offshore Wind, and More People Need to Know

New ocean policies may open up investment opportunities in offshore wind energy. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan spells out how the federal…
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China’s Straddling Bus Slams into a Great Wall of Ridicule

Shortly after it completed its test run in the city of Qinhuangdao, publications began to question the viability of China's futuristic 'straddling bus.'
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Why the White House is Counting on Energy Storage

Michael Grasso, chief marketing officer of Sunrun, looks to the future of energy storage in light of the recent White House commitment on…