Conservative commentators on Tuesday have falsely claimed that wind turbines and solar energy were primarily to blame for power outages across Texas.
By Ali Swenson, Arijeta Lajka, Associated Press
The U.S. renewable energy industry is reeling from the new coronavirus pandemic, which has delayed construction, put thousands of skilled laborers out of work and sowed doubts about solar and wind projects on the drawing board.
By Cathy Bussewitz, John Flesher, Patrick Whittle, Associated Press
A new thermoelectric generator could bring light to one billion people who live without power...if market forces will let it.
By Nsikan Akpan
It’s been just over six months since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico and roughly 150,000 people still do not have power. A string of grassroots efforts aims to jumpstart the grid with solar energy. Science producer Nsikan Akpan explains…
By Nsikan Akpan
Making renewables a mainstay in Puerto Rico will require more than solar panels and wind turbines. There's also a monopoly and Congress with which to contend.
By Monica Villamizar
Morocco says it wants to be the Saudi Arabia of solar energy. Its flagship project is a first-of-its-kind, $9-billion energy plant called Noor, meaning "light" in Arabic, and the size of the city of Paris. Special correspondent Monica Villamizar reports…
By William Brangham
The plummeting price of solar panels has led to a boom of customers and solar industry jobs. What does it mean for the evolution of utility companies? William Brangham reports.
Perry vowed to protect scientists at the Department of Energy, but shrugged on the central tenet of climate change policy.
By Paul McDougall, Scientific American
Gadget makers experiment with translucent solar cells that let touch screens draw energy from the sun, paving the way for solar-powered smartphones.
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