Battery prices are crashing. That's good news.

Dec 3, 2019
They've fallen 87% since 2010. That means cheaper electric vehicles.
An electric car charges on a London street.
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Loans for energy-efficient upgrades might be a bigger burden than a high energy bill

Jan 7, 2019
Some see a conflict of interest in how PACE loans are made.
Solar panels are installed on a roof.
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American wind power draws big investments

Dec 17, 2018
The wind power industry is still catching its breath after a remarkable auction. Last Thursday, and into Friday, wind energy companies outbid each other for the right to build wind farms off the coast of Massachusetts. In the end, the…

Helping low-income residents benefit from solar power

Oct 3, 2017
Brunswick, Georgia is trying to install solar panels in a field, so it can sell the power to the local utility for a rebate that can be given to low-income residents.
Travis Stegall looks at what he calls his “field of dreams,” where he plans to install solar panels to help subsidize energy costs for low-income residents of Brunswick, Georgia.
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So you're ready to install solar

Jun 22, 2017
Here's what you need to do next.
A man brooms in front of a house with solar panels on the roof. 
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First US off-shore wind farm on track to generate power

Sep 6, 2016
The five turbines of the Deepwater Wind project in Rhode Island are now complete.
Wind turbine blades at a port in Providence, prior to being installed. The first off-shore wind farm in the U.S. is nearing completion off the coast of Rhode Island.
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Bill Gates on getting billionaires behind clean energy

Feb 23, 2016
The tech giant says "ruthless" private business thinking is necessary for energy innovation.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, directed his attention towards 15-year-olds in his annual letter to followers of the foundation.
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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.

Why the Pentagon is preparing for climate change

Oct 13, 2014
The Pentagon sees climate change ratcheting tensions in already problematic regions.