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Solar Energy has become cheaper than coal

There’s no question wind and solar energy are now competitive with fossil fuels around the world on a per-kilowatt-hour basis, but they still face the challenge that they’re intermittent…

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Solar micro-grids are not helping Puerto Rico

In addition to its many other devastating human consequences, Hurricane Maria left the island of Puerto Rico with its power grid in ruins. Power was knocked out throughout the island, with an…

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Utah Citizens are Signing up for Solar Power in droves.

More than 4,000 Utahns signed up to install solar panels in the 10 days before Tuesday’s deadline, becoming the last residents who will get credit under Rocky Mountain Power’s current — and more…

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How to Colonize Mars Succesfully, A Primer

Humanity will colonize Mars. It is inevitable. We cannot wait for everything to be perfect on Earth before we go to Mars (or the Moon). Colonizing Mars will unify Humanity in a way in which nothing…

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The power plant of the future is in your home

The price of solar power has fallen dramatically in the past four decades. This wonderful development has empowered individuals to install solar panels in their homes and produce their own energy….

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St. Louis to Get all of Its power from Clean Sources

St. Louis became the 47th American city to set a goal of getting all of its electricity from clean, noncarbon sources with a vote by local lawmakers Friday — a significant watershed given its…

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Dr. Michel Gelobter on Nukes, Republicans, Tech, and the Future of Energy (Podcast)

After seven years in government, seven years in non-profits, and seven years in business, Michel Gelobter jokes that he’s headed for the clergy next. And why not? He’s led Redefining Progress, been a professor at Rutgers, and run environmental quality…

Another Reason We Need the Smart Grid: Record Heat

In case you’re still among the set doubting if the smart grid is really necessary, Earth2Tech has a solid post explaining how record heat (something that is going to happen a lot more often, unfortunately) is a prime example of how the smart grid can…

NASA’s James Hansen on Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice (Podcast)

One of the most venerated scientists of our time, James Hansen is the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, a position he’s held for three decades. Long before climate change was a household term, Hansen was one of the first to talk abou…

Musician Ben Sollee on the Ravages of Coal and the Wonders of the Bicycle (Podcast)

Among music festivals, Bonnaroo is the juggernaut, and this year is was bigger than ever with 80,000 people descending on Manchester, Tennessee. One of the innumerable artists to preside over the festival’s many stages (which included sitting in with …