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Marketplace interviews President Obama. What would you ask?

Mar 21, 2012
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal is traveling to Boulder City, Nevada, today to interview President Barack Obama at the Copper Mountain solar plant during the president's two-day energy tour. Send us your questions and find out how to listen.
Posted In: President Obama, energy policy, solar

The Obama interview: U.S. must invest in itself

Mar 21, 2012
On a two-day trip to promote his energy policy, President Obama said the nation must invest in alternative energy or cede leadership to China. He called on Congress to help create jobs by providing more aid to struggling homeowners and investing more in infrastructure.
Posted In: Barack Obama, solar, energy, Economy

Solar flares can cause communication problems

Jan 24, 2012
The biggest solar storm in more than six years is blasting the earth with radiation today.
Posted In: solar, communications, gps

Space weather has economic impacts on earth

Jan 24, 2012
Rough space weather is leading some flights to change their course, and experts on the lookout for power outages.
Posted In: solar, space, electricity

Is solar energy in trouble?

Jan 23, 2012
Solar stocks have been plunging of late and the world's biggest solar market is tapping the brakes on sun power. Looks like a cloudy forecast ahead.
Posted In: solar, solar power

Crowd-sourcing solar energy

Jan 6, 2012
A Maryland solar company is creating small power plants throughout a neighborhood as a means to pool financial resources and valuable roof space.
Posted In: solar, electricity, sustainability

BP quits solar industry amid supply glut

Dec 23, 2011
Oil giant goes "Beyond Petroleum," but goes short on solar power.
Posted In: BP, solar

First Solar CEO steps down

Oct 25, 2011
This final note today. More trouble in solar....
Posted In: Final Note, solar

Chevron uses solar power to get more oil

Oct 5, 2011
And this final note. You know more often than not the debate over energy and the environment is framed as either/or. Oil and gas versus, say, wind...
Posted In: Chevron, Final Note, Oil, solar

Solyndra loan controversy rumbles along

Sep 14, 2011
There is some squabbling in Washington over a $535 million loan made to a solar panel company called Solyndra LLC, which abruptly declared...
Posted In: energy, solar, solyndra, white house

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