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Solar Power: Eco-Friendly or Environmental Blight?

California wants to run on sunshine. The state is forcing utility companies to provide 20% of their output by way of solar power and other forms of renewable...

Solar Power Needs a Bailout Too

As House Democrats unveiled the details of their planned $825 billion stimulus package on Thursday, renewable energy advocates were watching closely. On the...

Mapping Renewable Energy, Rooftop by Rooftop

The sun shines on everyone — but not in equal measure. That reality has long slowed the spread of solar power. Depending on where you live in the country — or...

Is Obama's Energy Plan Enough?

With the possible exception of Barack Obama's puppy-anticipating daughters, no one is more eagerly awaiting the incoming Administration than the leaders of the...

Green Concerns Over the Energy Bill

Environmental groups are anxiously watching three votes this week that could significantly water down the energy bill currently before the Senate. The outcome of...

Super Bowl for the Earth

The pigskin may be brown, but game day is going green.  When the stadium lights flick on in Miami Feb. 4 for Super Bowl XLI, the world's most ballyhooed kickoff...

Going Green: How Business Saw the Light

On a cloudless afternoon early last fall, Honda CEO Takeo Fukui stood by his company's test track outside Tokyo and watched a group of journalists take the...

Blackout '03: Getting By Without the Grid

There's nothing like a multistate summertime blackout to get environmentalists and industry groups throwing spitballs at one another. Extreme greens wag...

Solar Crusader

Members of the German parliament don't usually create much of a stir outside Europe. But Hermann Scheer electrified a Washington audience last month with his...

Not in My Back Bay

Windmills make sense. They generate clean, renewable energy without contributing to global warming or our reliance on Middle Eastern oil. They are also big and...

Selling the Sun...and the Wind

There's an old joke in Brazil that it is the nation of the future--and always will be. For decades the same has been said of the renewable-energy industry...

Is Bush's Policy Too Oil-Slick?

Nailed to the doors of the White House this morning reporters found Vice President Cheney's 95 theses, actually 105 recommendations, for modernizing the nation's...

A Sunny Forecast

Arrayed along the pipelines of Enron Oil & Gas in the American Southwest is a series of boxy monitors that transmit data about the flow of the company's precious...

Breezing into The Future

A decade ago, windmills promised to be a clean, reliable source of power that could help wean America from its dependence on dirty fuels and foreign oil. The...

Google vs. Death

How CEO Larry Page has transformed the search giant into a factory for moonshots. Our exclusive look at his boldest bet yet--to extend human life.

A Paler Shade of Green

After years of squabbling, can Washington declare a truce on energy policy?

Nuclear Wind

Government’s largest wind farm to be used for atomic bombs