Some 1.3 billion people around the globe don’t have access to an electric grid. But solar startup companies say harnessing an abundant resource -- the sun -- can light up some of the world’s most remote areas. In this Kenyan…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane circling the world, is set to depart from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday morning and begin its flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
The future of home-based solar power is on the line in Nevada, as solar advocates and utility companies debate how to regulate so-called 'net energy metering' rates for customers using solar panels connected to the grid. NewsHour's John Larson reports.
By Sam Weber and laurafong
In Denmark, officials have taken strides to minimize the effects of climate change by converting from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources like wind and solar power. Over the next 35 years, the country aspires to become the first nation…
By PBS NewsHour
By Justin Scuiletti
Researchers from Northwestern University, in a study published in the journal Nature Communications, found that the way data was written to Blu-ray discs -- a high-definition format for movies, television and other video -- made it perfect for improving…
Miles O'Brien examines power grid reliability in a neighborhood near Austin, Texas that uses "smart grid" technology to track - and control - its energy consumption.
"Sun Boxes" by Craig Colorusso is a solar powered sound installation.
By PBS NewsHour
The Senate passed a pared-down energy bill Thursday night that raises fuel economy standards for the first time in more than three decades and mandates a six-fold boost in ethanol use by 2022.
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