Environment Forum

Pure water from solar power; will it catch on?

January 31, 2011

water1 Remote villages in developing countries might benefit from these twin 40-ft long containers (left) — a water purification system driven by solar power — as a substitute for noisy diesel-powered generators, trucks bringing in water or people spending hours every day walking to fetch water.

The quest to put solar power back on the White House

September 9, 2010

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Bill McKibben, founder of the green group 350.org, is on a quest to convince President Barack Obama to put solar panels back on the roof of the White House.

Which countries make the grade in solar power?

December 14, 2009

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Germany is still at the top of the class when it comes to solar power, according to a new report by nonprofit Global Green USA.

Gaze into clean technology’s crystal ball for 2010

December 1, 2009

Clean technology investors who have suffered through 2009 can find cheer in a new report by the Cleantech Group that gives its top ten predictions for 2010.

Smithsonian gets solar panel that once graced White House roof

August 21, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama has made climate change legislation one of his top goals and has pushed for more clean, renewable energy like solar and wind power.

Tuvalu turns to solar energy – against rising seas

July 20, 2009

With a highest point 4.5 metres above sea level, the Pacific island state of Tuvalu plans to shift to generate all electricity from renewable energies by 2020, hoping to push other countries to follow suit to fight global warming.

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.

Economy leaves consumers feeling more blue than green

December 12, 2008

Has the global economic crisis got you feeling more blue than green? If so, you’re not alone.

Solar car “crashes” at end of round the world trip

December 4, 2008

Luckily for my colleague, photographer Kacper Pempel, this solar powered “taxi” was not going very fast when it smashed through a wall of polystyrene at the end of a 52,000 km trip around the world.