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Renewable Energy

Here's our coverage of wind farms, solar panels and other renewable energy efforts.

Trade Panel Recommends Import Taxes On Solar Power Products

By Gabrielle Ware | October 31, 2017

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 Ocean

By Samantha Kummerer | October 9, 2017

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'

By James Packard | June 9, 2017

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 Off

By Grant Suneson | June 6, 2017

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 Probe

By Matt Picht | May 10, 2017

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 Agenda

By Zach Toombs | April 29, 2017

Tens of thousands of people marching for climate action Saturday faced record-high temperatures.

Electric Is The Future For Semis, Garbage Trucks And Buses

By Micheala Sosby | February 22, 2017

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 It

By Briana Koeneman | February 8, 2017

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 Farm

By Briana Koeneman | January 26, 2017

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 Announcement

By Danielle Dieterich | January 25, 2017

Dutch Railways' electric trains are now 100 percent powered by wind energy.

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

By Lindsey Pulse | January 24, 2017

A Pew Research poll showed 65 percent of Americans support expanding clean energy over fossil fuels.

Solar Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

By Lindsey Pulse | December 26, 2016

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 Road

By Lindsey Pulse | December 24, 2016

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

By Stephanie Liebergen | November 18, 2016

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 Energy

By Zach Toombs | October 17, 2016

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'

By Ben Lawson | September 6, 2016

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 Source

By Evan Thomas | June 9, 2016

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 Luck

By Evan Thomas | June 2, 2016

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 Paid

By Ben Lawson | May 12, 2016

Strong winds and a sunny day created an excess of renewable energy.

This Texas Town In Oil Country Is Going 100 Percent Renewable

By Connor Hickox, Zach Toombs | March 7, 2016

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 Gas

By Ethan Weston | January 16, 2016

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.

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