Browsing the "solar energy" Tag

Despite Washington screw-ups, clean energy moves forward

October 5th, 2011 | by Heather Taylor-Miesle

Tea Party leaders like to paint clean energy and climate action as issues that matter only to elite Democrats living in coastal cities. This claim would come as a surprise to the 38,000 autoworkers building fuel efficient cars in Michigan, the 80 companies involved in the wind supply chain in Iowa, and the more than 100,000 Americans working in the solar industry across the nation


GOP’s Solyndra witch-hunt screws other solar programs

September 27th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Why is the GOP trying to turn the bankruptcy of solar power company Solyndra into a big huge scandal? Sure, they want to embarrass the Obama administration, but more than that - it's actually having real-world consequences for other solar projects. The latest casualty: A project that would have installed solar roofs on military housing.


China, Pakistan Plan Solar Partnership to Face Energy Crisis

January 10th, 2009 | by Andrew Williams

In an effort to tackle Pakistan's growing energy shortage, representatives of the burgeoning Chinese solar industry have offered to cooperate with the country on a high profile partnership to manufacture solar energy equipment


Four Easy Steps to a 30-Fold Increase in US Solar Power by 2016

October 16th, 2008 | by Andrew Williams

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has outlined four easy steps to a thirty fold increase in the size of the US solar power industry between 2009 and 2016, leading to over $230 billion worth of investment and the creation of 440,000 permanent jobs


Sun of God: The Vatican Goes Solar

September 29th, 2008 | by Amanda Peterka

And God said, Let there be light; and there was light. And the Pope answered, Let there be solar energy; and there was solar energy. On Monday, the Vatican installed solar panels on its papal audience hall, channeling the light of God toward more renewable means



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