Environment Forum

U.S. lab says 2008 pivotal year for solar costs

October 21, 2009

The holy grail for solar power is to match the cost of power from coal-fired power plants or other traditional fuel.

Solar heads to developing world

October 15, 2009

While solar power has investors on Wall Street seeing green, countries in the developing world also see a bright future in solar technology.

Cow manure to combat global warming?

July 24, 2008

A cow looks out from the barn at Smith’s Country Cheese in Winchendon, Massachusetts in this June 30, 2008 file photoCould cow manure curb global warming?

A study by scientists in Texas reckons that cows, sheep, pigs, chickens and other farm animals excrete enough waste to generate electricity for millions of homes, helping reduce reliance on coal-fired power plants and so cut greenhouse gas emissions released by burning fossil fuels.