Environment Forum

Dark days for renewable energy

April 3, 2009

We knew things were going badly in the renewable energy industry, but this week we got a grim view of just how ugly it looks out there.

From Suds to Sunshine in Brooklyn

January 21, 2009

A green contracting outfit based in a former Brooklyn brewery says it’s the first business in a major U.S. city that can sell power back to the grid that it generates from the sun.

In Antarctic base, solar energy and 10 cm commute

January 21, 2009

On a British Antarctic research station, engineer Andy Binney (pictured above at work) and plumber Adam Gerrard have what must be one of the shortest commutes in the world – 10 cm.

Green jobs really on the way? New U.S. solar plants announced this week

December 18, 2008

Are those green jobs Obama has been promising already on their way? Really?

Despite a weak global economy and all the gloom that has brought to the solar industry of late, two solar companies this week quietly bucked the trend by announcing new manufacturing plants here in the United States.

T. Boone Pickens working on solar

August 6, 2008

boonepickens.jpgT. Boone Pickens, the billionaire oil investor who is building the largest wind farm in the United States, is also setting his sights on solar power.

Coal growth forecast to reign for decades

June 25, 2008

eia.jpgRenewable power sources like wind and solar are some of the fastest growing sectors in the energy business.

Solar power for less than your cable bill

April 24, 2008

solarpanels.jpgSolar power companies have been working around the clock to drive down the price of clean electricity from the sun so it can one day be as cheap as the energy we get from dirtier sources, like coal plants.