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Tag: Solar

Yemen and Dubai May Be at War, but Both Are Going Solar Big-Time

There is news on the solar energy front, with the price of panels and installation falling rapidly and popular adoption for novel purposes on the increase.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE


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In Boon for Electric Cars and Solar Panels, California Will Seek to Heavily Roll Back CO2 Emissions

The Legislature worked on an extremely ambitious carbon dioxide emissions reduction bill for a year and is finally sending it to the governor for his signature.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 READ MORE

How Green Energy Is Already Taking Over the World (Video)

In 2015, energy companies invested more in new renewables power plants in 2015 than in fossil fuel plants for the first time in history.

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 READ MORE

Could Using Solar Energy Save Companies Billions of Dollars?

Going solar could represent a no-brainer for some companies looking to cut costs; activists are using dildos to protest a new Texas law that would allow guns on college campuses; meanwhile, a writer explores what our ideas about gender have to do with mass shootings. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE

Here Are 5 Countries Where Solar Power Is Making a Revolution

Ironically, developing countries of the global south who don’t have enough electricity can leapfrog conventional power and go straight to solar and wind.

Posted on Dec 20, 2014 READ MORE

Here Are 6 Reasons Lower Oil Prices Won’t Stop Solar, Wind and Electric Cars

Some observers have alleged that lower oil prices will slow down the green energy revolution.

Posted on Dec 13, 2014 READ MORE

ISIS Solar

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 ENLARGE

Swapping Coal for Panels

Posted on Jun 8, 2014 ENLARGE


No Sense of Urgency: Obama’s New Solar Energy Commitments Are Still Just Baby Steps

President Obama has long expressed concern about climate change and its impacts, and was mocked by Mitt Romney for saying he wanted to stop the rising of the seas.

Posted on May 10, 2014 READ MORE

AP Images. Titan Aerospace: Solara 50 aircraft

Facebook Solar Drones Aim to Transmit Internet to Just About Everywhere

Facebook’s planned drone program competes with Google’s Project Loon for global dominance in the race to make the Internet available to all earthlings. 

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 READ MORE

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5 Signs Solar Power Is Taking Over the World

Burning fossil fuels (coal, natural gas and oil) is putting 32 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide annually into the atmosphere.

Posted on Mar 22, 2014 READ MORE

The Policy Bracket

Posted on Mar 19, 2011 ENLARGE

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Obama Pumps $2 Billion Into Solar Efforts

President Obama announced the award of nearly $2 billion in economic stimulus funds for new solar plants, saying it will create thousands of jobs and boost the use of renewable energy. The announcement came just a day after a gloomy June employment report.

Posted on Jul 3, 2010 READ MORE

Flickr / SmackNHawaii

China Seizes Lead in Alternative Energy

The Chinese have leapt past Western competitors in the race for alternative energy, becoming the world’s largest makers of wind turbines and solar panels. And they’re not done yet.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010 READ MORE

Lou Dobbs

Lou Dobbs Blames Global Warming on ‘Solar Sunspot Activity Cycle’

Lou Dobbs is diversifying his nonsense portfolio. The anti-immigrant poster boy has taken up the now-passé fight against climate science. In this clip, Dobbs refers to “many scientists” and “just the facts” as he tries to pin climate change on something he calls the “solar sunspot activity cycle.”

Posted on Jan 7, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN

U.S. Air Force / Airman 1st Class Nadine Y. Barclay

The Clean-Energy State

The Guardian reports that New Mexico, with its thousands of square miles of sun-soaked, wind-swept land, is vying to become the epicenter of the new green economy. Given the right tax breaks and technological breakthroughs, the Land of Enchantment could become the Saudi Arabia of sun.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008 READ MORE

Gore Vidal
Truthdig / Zuade Kaufman

Sun Shines Again on Chez Vidal

Those readers who have followed the saga of Gore Vidal’s bid to harness the sun may be heartened to hear that the esteemed author has emerged victorious in his green-minded mission: Vidal’s solar system is back in working order.  Here, he offers a wry retort to counter his detractors, along with a spirited response to a recent New York Times report about solar power that left him quite cold, it would seem.

Posted on Jul 28, 2007 READ MORE

Harnessing the Sun Leaves Vidal in the Dark

Powering his home with solar energy sounded like an enlightened idea to Gore Vidal, but after several exasperating rounds of “routine” inspections and unexpected blackouts, it seems that even Southern California’s most abundant natural resource can be caught up in red tape.

Posted on Jul 2, 2007 READ MORE

Sulfur may be the solution.
Illustration by Peter Scheer

An Inconveniently Smelly Truth

A Nobel laureate has proposed shooting sulfur into the atmosphere as an emergency measure to curb global warming. The short-term fix would not solve the problem, but would buy some time by temporarily reflecting some of the sun’s energy away from the planet.

Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE

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