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Read our latest stories on efforts to power homes and businesses with the sun’s rays.

Questions to Ask When Developing a Successful Renewable Energy Procurement Strategy

Businesses are increasingly integrating renewable energy and distributed energy resources (DER) into their broader energy procurement and management strategy. Here are some helpful questions…

A Climate Change Solution All Around Us: Net Zero Carbon Buildings

The signing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 was rightly hailed as an historic moment in the fight against climate change. A…

How to Make Sustainable Energy Mainstream

Why is there such a huge obstacle between sustainable energy and progress on a nationwide scale? Let’s take a closer look at a…

Beyond Rooftop Solar: How a 170-Year-Old Gas Company Stays Modern with Renewables

WGL, formerly Washington Gas and Light, has 170-year-old roots in natural gas, but it is rapidly transitioning into renewables.

Solar Power to Rival Nuclear by End of 2017

According to a recent report, solar power capacity not only continues to surge worldwide, but will rival the amount of nuclear power generated…

Toyota’s Hydrogen Dream Could Help 7-Eleven Grow — Sustainably

Toyota and 7-Eleven have joined forces to measure how hydrogen can reduce the carbon emissions of convenience stores and delivery trucks in Japan.

The Impact of the Solar Eclipse on the Utility Grid

The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 is expected to be a "first" in many ways. For many businesses within the 60-70-mile width…

Will China and India Lead on Global Climate Action and Environmental Protection?

With President Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, India and China have an opportunity to lead the way…

How Solar Companies Give Back

Here are just a few ways solar companies are turning profits into good and making the world a better place.

Explainer: India, Global Warming and the Paris Accord

The developing nation is on track to meet its commitment under the Paris Accord. But India also needs bold new climate and energy…

Trump Stakes $46.2 Million on New Solar Power Technology

The Trump administration's Department of Energy appears to be solidly in favor of solar power, with new grants aimed at slashing costs and…

What You Need to Know About Community Choice and Solar Power

A new study indicates that local solar power development can be a powerful argument in favor of community choice programs for electricity supply.…

UPS Boosts Long-Term Commitment to Sustainable Fuel, Power and Transport

UPS has announced various sustainability goals, including a significant increase to its fleet of alternative-fueled vehicles and a huge surge in renewable power…

Santa Barbara Pledges Transition to 100 Percent Clean Power

Santa Barbara's city council voted last week to commit to 100 percent renewables by 2030, making this coastal city of 92,000 the 30th…

Can the Sun Pay for Trump’s Border Wall?

Donald Trump says his border wall idea could be paid for by installing solar panels on it. The truth, however, is that the…