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Trade Panel Recommends Import Taxes On Solar Power Products1:36
October 31, 2017
By Gabrielle Ware

Trade Panel Recommends Import Taxes On Solar Power Products

That's after some solar companies complained they couldn't compete with cheap products from abroad.
Scientists Say The Future Of Wind Energy Might Be On The Open Ocean1:34
October 9, 2017
By Samantha Kummerer

Scientists Say The Future Of Wind Energy Might Be On The Open Ocean

Research suggests harnessing ocean wind could power the entire globe — but it comes with some major obstacles.
France's President Launches Website To 'Make Our Planet Great Again'1:35
June 9, 2017
By James Packard

France's President Launches Website To 'Make Our Planet Great Again'

France's president is using his trolling skills to call for more action on climate change, and he wants American scientists to join him.
The Trump Administration's Numbers About The Coal Industry Are Way Off1:33
June 6, 2017
By Grant Suneson

The Trump Administration's Numbers About The Coal Industry Are Way Off

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the coal industry added 50,000 jobs recently, but the real figure was only about 1,000.
Carl Icahn's White House Role Could Earn Him An Insider Trading Probe1:05
May 10, 2017
By Matt Picht

Carl Icahn's White House Role Could Earn Him An Insider Trading Probe

Senate Democrats want to know if billionaire investor Carl Icahn used his role as an adviser to President Donald Trump to illegally profit.
Climate March Pushes Back Against Trump Agenda1:07
April 29, 2017
By Zach Toombs

Climate March Pushes Back Against Trump Agenda

Tens of thousands of people marching for climate action Saturday faced record-high temperatures.
Electric Is The Future For Semis, Garbage Trucks And Buses1:16
February 22, 2017
By Micheala Sosby

Electric Is The Future For Semis, Garbage Trucks And Buses

If all the big and medium-sized vehicles in the U.S. were electric, emissions and fuel consumption would both be cut by more than a quarter.
Solar Has A Bright Future — But Something Could Cloud It1:00
February 8, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

Solar Has A Bright Future — But Something Could Cloud It

The solar industry now employs more than 260,000 people. That's more than twice the number who work in the coal industry.
New York Just Approved The Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Farm1:02
January 26, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

New York Just Approved The Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

The Long Island Power Authority board of trustees voted in favor of the South Fork Wind Farm.
Dutch CEO Strapped Himself To A Windmill To Make This Announcement0:41
January 25, 2017
By Danielle Dieterich

Dutch CEO Strapped Himself To A Windmill To Make This Announcement

Dutch Railways' electric trains are now 100 percent powered by wind energy.
Clean Energy Or Fossil Fuels? The President And The Country Disagree1:04
January 24, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

Clean Energy Or Fossil Fuels? The President And The Country Disagree

A Pew Research poll showed 65 percent of Americans support expanding clean energy over fossil fuels.
Solar Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels0:49
December 26, 2016
By Lindsey Pulse

Solar Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

The World Economic Forum estimates solar and wind are now the same price or cheaper than fossil fuels in more than 30 countries.
France Just Opened The World's First Solar Panel Road0:54
December 24, 2016
By Lindsey Pulse

France Just Opened The World's First Solar Panel Road

Called Wattway, the road is made of panels coated in a special silicon to help withstand heavy vehicles.
Tesla's Solar Roofs Might Be Even Cheaper Than Expected:45
November 18, 2016
By Stephanie Liebergen

Tesla's Solar Roofs Might Be Even Cheaper Than Expected

Elon Musk says the cost to manufacture and install one of the solar roofs will be less than a traditional roof even before the power savings.
Meet The Small Town Destroyed By A Tornado And Rebuilt On Green Energy3:30
October 17, 2016
By Zach Toombs

Meet The Small Town Destroyed By A Tornado And Rebuilt On Green Energy

Harnessing the wind through turbines, Greensburg, Kansas, now produces more energy than it consumes — and it's all clean.
SolarCity Thinks It Can Replace 5 Million Roofs With 'Solar Shingles'1:21
September 6, 2016
By Ben Lawson

SolarCity Thinks It Can Replace 5 Million Roofs With 'Solar Shingles'

SolarCity doesn't want to just install solar panels on your roof; it wants solar panels to be your roof.
Lightning Makes For A Terrible Renewable Energy Source1:34
June 9, 2016
By Evan Thomas

Lightning Makes For A Terrible Renewable Energy Source

Lightning is hot and fast — but it doesn't carry enough energy to be a useful source of renewable power.
Running On Renewable Energy Is Still Mostly A Matter Of Luck1:30
June 2, 2016
By Evan Thomas

Running On Renewable Energy Is Still Mostly A Matter Of Luck

Flashy headlines about entire countries running on renewable energy — however briefly — are still generally the exception, not the rule.
Renewable Energy Works So Well In Germany, Customers Are Getting Paid1:03
May 12, 2016
By Ben Lawson

Renewable Energy Works So Well In Germany, Customers Are Getting Paid

Strong winds and a sunny day created an excess of renewable energy.
This Texas Town In Oil Country Is Going 100 Percent Renewable2:07
March 7, 2016
By Connor Hickox, Zach Toombs

This Texas Town In Oil Country Is Going 100 Percent Renewable

Georgetown, Texas, has the least expensive utilities in central Texas for a reason. Next year it'll generate all its power from solar and wind.
Colorado Town Is First In The US To Switch To Renewable Natural Gas1:28
January 16, 2016
By Ethan Weston

Colorado Town Is First In The US To Switch To Renewable Natural Gas

The city plans to use the gas to run about 40 vehicles in its fleet. As long as humans are around, the fuel source won't be depleted.