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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…

Breaking: American Solar Direct Files for Bankruptcy

Yet another home solar installer has bit the dust. This one, however, has analysts scratching their heads. Why did American Solar Direct simply…

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…

How Solar Technology Benefits Homeowners

Homeowners can now convert more sunshine into electricity, gather system electricity production information from afar, and even install productive solar systems on complicated…

Trump’s Paris Agreement Exit Cedes Climate Leadership to Private Sector and Local Gov’t

The Trump administration is reportedly ready to back away from the Paris Agreement. Is this a big step backwards for global climate change…

This Big Energy Company Is Helping Small Business Kick The Coal Habit

As the world awaits President Donald Trump's decision on the Paris climate accord, DTE Energy forges ahead with an ambitious renewable energy plan…

Solar-Powered EV Charging Arrives in the San Joaquin Valley

Local officials touted the launch of an extensive solar-powered electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the San Joaquin Valley. But is this money well…

Clean Energy Employs Almost 10 Million People Worldwide

According to IRENA, 9.8 million people work in the global renewables sector as of the end of 2016. Solar power has driven much…

Apple’s New Lavish HQ Is Missing A Few Things

Apple's new Cupertino headquarters is chock full of bells and whistles. But some critics question why this forward-thinking company left out two things:…

Bay Area Suburb Mandates Solar Panels on New Homes

The move – a progressive one from a forward thinking city – has the potential to acerbate the existing housing crisis in the…

How The Electric Vehicle Economy Will Win On Price

Electric vehicles anchor a critical mass of technologies poised to slash transportation costs through a new business model often called mobility as a…

France Moves Forward with 17 GW of Clean Energy Investments

France has announced a large investment in renewable power projects, suggesting the country will start a slow transition away from nuclear power, which…

Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles Make Waves for Aesthetics and Affordability

Tesla says its solar roofing tiles are ready for market -- and promises quite a payoff over the life of these next-gen solar…

South Carolina’s Capital Inches Closer to 100 Percent Renewables

Columbia, South Carolina, is the latest U.S. city to promise a future running on 100 percent renewables. The shift is largely symbolic for…

Tesla’s Mounting Challenges Include SEC Inquiry and EV Rivals

Tesla is facing more challenges -- including a disappointing quarterly financials report, another SEC investigation, and new startup competitors in the electric car…