Sustainability means different things to different stakeholders. It can be mining and recycling of materials, and it can be the quite different question of a sustainable global economy that brings prosperity and other benefits to billions more people. It can be the question of profitability of investments in renewable energy, electric vehicles, sustainable agriculture, carbon-free […]
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Solar fans got some bad news last week when one of China’s leading solar panel manufacturers dropped word that rock-bottom prices for panels made in China will soon be a thing of the past. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean a win for fossil fuel stakeholders. By Tina Casey Cleantechnica Solar Panel Costs Going Up In […]
A controversy is brewing in Florida following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. Many people in the state thought their rooftop solar systems would keep the lights on and the air conditioning running even after Irma knocked out power to millions of customers in the state. But it didn’t quite turn out that way. By Steve Hanley In […]
A rare and exclusive peek into Donald Trump’s Oval Office has renewed fears amidst the US solar industry that the current Section 201 trade case will result in burdensome tariffs, seriously endangering the industry’s growth and thousands of jobs. By Joshua S Hill I’ve been warning since the Section 201 trade case filed by Suniva and SolarWorld […]
Hearings for the much-hyped and controversial Section 201 trade case filed with the US International Trade Commission by Suniva and SolarWorld began this week, further raising fears that if Donald Trump is brought into the equation, tarrifs could be slapped on solar panels and the US solar industry may suffer. By Joshua S Hill The first […]
The cost of solar energy has fallen steadily, thanks to amazing increases in the efficiency of solar panel manufacturing. But the panels themselves aren’t all that efficient yet – could that be the next big growth area for solar? By Ricky Dunbar If you were to walk into a solar store and purchase some of their […]
Ousted White House adviser Van Jones’ green-collar ghettos legacy lives in a Los Angeles-area program that trains former gang members to install solar panels.
What’s the Pope been up to since the installation of solar panels at The Vatican? Not much, it seems.
The longer I am here at the Wall Street Green Trading Summit, the less this feels like anything to do with environmentalism. At some point, when does off-setting stop being feasible, and when does carbon reduction become the name of the game?
The summit is over for today, but I wanted to throw some concluding thoughts out after an afternoon spent discussing good business models for producing alternative energy and for overhauling our current electrical grid.
The economic stimulus plan provides incentive for homeowners to install solar panel systems, but solar companies are taking big hits in the stock market.
Ever the dabbler in architectural criticism, The Prince of Wales has criticized the green building industry for relying on eco-gadgets like wind turbines and solar panels while ignoring inefficient buildings.