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A rare partial solar eclipse is seen over Northamptonshire on March 20, 2015 in Northampton, England.

European eclipse sheds light on solar power challenges

Mar 20, 2015
Power grids have to be re-engineered to keep up with new sources of electricity.
Posted In: solar panels, alternative energy, Europe
The 14 week old polar bear twins play with their mother in their enclosure during the first outside excursion in the zoo in Munich Hellabrunn, southern Germany, on March 19, 2014.

Why the Pentagon is preparing for climate change

Oct 13, 2014
The Pentagon sees climate change ratcheting tensions in already problematic regions.
Posted In: climate change, Pentagon, alternative energy

Here's how we'll cut down on greenhouse gases

Sep 24, 2014
Putting a price on carbon will create financial incentives to emit less.
Posted In: carbon dioxide, sustainable energy, alternative energy

New nuclear plant is explosive issue for some Brits

Oct 23, 2013
Britain has just approved construction of its first new nuclear power plant in 20 years.
Posted In: energy, nuclear energy, alternative energy, Britain

The future of desert solar power

Jul 2, 2013
Solar facilities like Ivanpah could be the future -- or, they could be a footnote in the history of clean energy.
Posted In: solar power, alternative energy, california, desert

A new era in North American fossil fuel production

May 14, 2013
A new report says North America will once again dominate fossil fuel production
Posted In: Oil, fossil fuels, alternative energy, fracking

Obama: Spend oil money on alternatives to oil

Mar 15, 2013
The surge in oil and natural gas production in the U.S. offers real economic opportunities. How much are royalties from offshore drilling growing, and what could be gained by taking some of that money to help fund alternative energies?
Posted In: Oil, alternative energy
About a month before Chuck Hagel, left, was named Secretary of Defense in early 2013, he greeted Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), committee chairman of the Senate Armed Service Committee.

At Hagel hearings, 'green' Pentagon could make some lawmakers see red

Jan 31, 2013
Lawmakers are likely to raise alternative fuel costs at Hagel confirmation hearing.
Posted In: Pentagon, alternative energy, Homeland Security, Military and Energy

U.S. to become world's top oil producer

Nov 12, 2012
The International Energy Agency is forecasting that the U.S. will become the biggest oil producer in the world within the next decade.
Posted In: Oil, Saudi Arabia, alternative energy

Obama-backed battery maker goes bankrupt

Oct 17, 2012
Mitt Romney claims battery maker A123's bankruptcy is another example of Obama's bad record of picking winners, but has the administration really performed as poorly as the GOP says?
Posted In: electric cars, alternative energy, Barack Obama

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