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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

When Will Solar Overtake Oil?

When Will Solar Overtake Oil?

May 30, 2016 at 13:29 | Robert Rapier

Several years ago, when I was working on my book Power Plays, I spent a lot of time thinking about the future of energy. One thing I…

The End Of The Petro-State Era

The End Of The Petro-State Era

May 27, 2016 at 19:57 | Tom Dispatch

Pity the poor petro-states. Once so wealthy from oil sales that they could finance wars, mega-projects, and domestic social peace simultaneously, some of them are now beset by…

Germany About To Make Big Changes To Its Renewables Policy

Germany About To Make Big Changes To Its Renewables Policy

May 06, 2016 at 12:07 | Colin Chilcoat

On Earth Day, some 171 nations formally signed the Paris climate agreement; it was a mostly symbolic, though meaningful next step. The document now awaits…

This Oil Major Seeks To Drive Solar Innovation At Qatar 2022

This Oil Major Seeks To Drive Solar Innovation At Qatar 2022

May 04, 2016 at 17:32 | Rakesh Upadhyay

After acquiring the second-largest solar company in the world, global energy giant French Total SA is seeking to set up a solar business in Qatar to…

SunEdison Continues Operations Despite Bankruptcy And Lawsuits

SunEdison Continues Operations Despite Bankruptcy And Lawsuits

Apr 22, 2016 at 15:55 | Michael McDonald

One of the worst keep secrets in the market in recent months has been that SunEdison was in trouble. The solar company is one of the…

The World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant

The World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant

Apr 01, 2016 at 18:10 | Michael McDonald

Solar Power’s biggest problem is predictably simple – the sun does not shine all the time. To combat this issue, power companies have traditionally relied on…

Even Utilities Are Starting To Get Behind Community Solar

Even Utilities Are Starting To Get Behind Community Solar

Mar 28, 2016 at 16:23 | Nick Cunningham

Solar energy is rapidly becoming one of the top choices for new electricity capacity as costs continue to decline and generous public policies accelerate tremendous…

Solar Power Is About To Get MUCH Cheaper

Solar Power Is About To Get MUCH Cheaper

Mar 14, 2016 at 16:21 | Michael McDonald

Solar power, like Democracy, stinks. It is costly, converts very little energy from the sun into actual energy, and it mars the aesthetic appearance of many…

Solar Power Growth Soars In Africa

Solar Power Growth Soars In Africa

Feb 19, 2016 at 16:53 | Ronke Luke

When His Majesty Mohammed VI of Morocco commissioned the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant on February 4, 2016, long-term advocates for clean energy…

Utilities Just Declared War On Solar

Utilities Just Declared War On Solar

Feb 15, 2016 at 16:32 | Nick Cunningham

Now that solar power is reaching prime time, the fossil fuel industry is doing all that it can to stop its growth. For many years solar…

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