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Why the Increase in Solar-Powered Schools?

Out of the 125,000 K-12 schools in the United States, over 3,700 are running on solar power. Learn more about why so many…

Tesla Makes Offer to Buy SolarCity

Electric vehicle superstar Tesla just tendered an offer to buy America’s largest solar company, SolarCity. The move would make Tesla “the world’s only…

Transportation Sector Now the Largest Contributor to U.S. Emissions

As the most recent monthly report from the U.S. EIA reveals, transportation-related emissions surpassed those from the power sector during the first two…

Apple’s Foray into Renewables Should Worry Utilities

Utilities should be worries as Apple’s entry into the renewables buying-and-selling markets could become a huge threat to their business.

Will Ending Energy Poverty Produce a Unicorn?

More than a billion people worldwide need electricity. Will a new breed of decentralized renewable energy company provide it, and create the next…

Heineken Launches Zero-Carbon Brewery in Austria

Earlier this week, Heineken cut the ribbon for what the brewing giant says is the world’s first “major zero-carbon brewery.”

Can India Meet Its Ambitious Solar Targets?

India plans to increase solar power capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 — five times higher than its previous target. The question…

New Process Efficiently Uses Solar to Produce Hydrogen

Not long ago, we heard a great deal about the so-called “hydrogen economy.” But producing hydrogen fuels proved prohibitively expensive. But a company…

What Other Cities Can Learn From San Fran’s New Solar Law

As of Jan. 1, all new buildings in San Francisco measuring 10 stories or fewer must include a rooftop solar installation. What can…

Renewable Energy Now Employs Over 8 Million People

Despite low oil prices, the clean-energy sector keeps on growing, and it now employs 8.1 million people worldwide.

Portugal Sets Record for Running Four Consecutive Days on Renewables

From the morning of Saturday, May 7, until late afternoon on Wednesday, May 11, Portugal ran entirely on renewables such as hydro and…

Donald Trump’s Uncomfortable Relationship with Renewables

Donald Trump's views on renewables range from tepid acceptance to hostility. And while he does not have a clear energy plan articulated, clean…

Climate Action Lessons the Developing World Can Borrow from the U.S.

What key climate-action lessons can developing countries derive from the U.S.? Paritosh (Pari) Kasotia of the Solar Foundation breaks it down. Spoiler alert:…

Solar Power and the Future of Air Travel

Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are making their way around the world in a solar-powered plane. And while we aren't likely…

4 Ways to Grow Clean-Tech Jobs in Your City

The best kept secret in America is that clean tech is a mega job-creator. Clean tech not only accounts for a large number…