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RWM Exhibition Maps a Cleaner, Greener Future

Humans have prospered while creating unintentional damage to the planet. …

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Tesla’s New Solar Roof Is Pretty, But Is It Practical?

Last week, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors spoke before a crowd at the set of the TV show Desperate Housewives. “The interesting thing is that the houses you see around you are all solar houses,” said Musk. “Did you notice?” This news shocked th…

MIT’s ‘Clean Energy Accelerator’ is Making Solar Cheaper, Cleaner, More Efficient (Video)

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Much of the world is impatiently waiting for clean energy to get more affordable and more efficient. Renewable power advocates eagerly await the day when technologies like solar and wind reach ‘grid parity’ in …

President of Iceland: Our Clean Energy Economy Helped Us Survive the Financial Crisis

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Over the last few years, President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson has seen disasters both financial and environmental wrack his tiny island nation of Iceland. The Nordic country was at the center of the economic meltd…

Solar Power Should Be Cheaper than Coal, Gas & Nuclear by 2018

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You’ve probably seen the terms ‘grid parity’ float by on these pages plenty of times in articles about solar and wind power. That’s the term that describes what clean energy advocates consider as som…

U.S. Congress to Turn 90% of its Trash Into Energy

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The policies that Congressmen and women adhere to in their everyday lives occasionally act as a useful reflection of the political trends pulling at the nation in general. Consider earlier this year, when invig…

Disneyland Paris Will Turn Heat from Its Computers Into Energy

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Part of the magic of Disneyland is that you never see what’s behind the “magic” – the workers in the mascot costumes, the networks of underground tunnels, and all the computers that keep everything running. But for once, it’…

Obama: "I’m Not Going to Surrender" Our Clean Energy Industry to Other Countries

Earlier this week, Rep. Cliff Stearns said that the United States should give up trying to invest in its clean energy sector because “we can’t compete with China to make solar panels and wind turbines.” But there are plenty of people who think that w…

Inflatable Wind Turbine Designed to Double as LED Billboard

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The Segway is a sorta cool, sorta goofy contraption that nonetheless inspired folks to think twice about established transportation paradigms. Now, the guy who invented it may be looking to do the same for energy production. De…

GOP Rep: America "Can’t Compete With China" on Clean Energy

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Today, the Republican representative leading the Solyndra hearings took the Obama administration to task for funding any clean energy projects at all.

“I think the administration is putting taxpaye…