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LED bulbs were once pricey and easy to ignore. They’re about to become the standard. And it will happen very, very quickly.

Jan. 29 2016 9:04 AMPut a Solar Panel on ItHow did a warehouse company become one of America’s leaders in renewable energy? 
Jan. 8 2016 5:51 AMWhy Cheap Gas Isn’t Bad News for Electric CarsBecause much bigger changes are driving the automobile industry.
Dec. 21 2015 1:27 PMThe Solar Industry’s Christmas MiracleSolar was facing an ugly end to 2015—until Paris, Wall Street, and Congress gave it a December worthy of George Bailey.
Dec. 9 2015 5:09 PMThe Paris Summit’s Massive ObstacleIn the short term, emerging markets like China and India need their emissions.
Nov. 13 2015 8:45 AMHow Solar Installations Could Be the Barn-Raisings of the 21st CenturyOne nonprofit is already making it happen—and helping working-class homeowners along the way.
Oct. 30 2015 3:38 PMMeet America’s First Offshore Wind FarmThere’s no better place than the ocean to generate emissions-free power. Why did it take us so long?
Oct. 12 2015 5:57 AMYes, Gas Is Cheap. You Should Still Buy a Hybrid.Americans have started buying less efficient cars again. Horrible move.
Sept. 24 2015 5:55 PMHow Do You Solve Solar Power’s Nighttime Problem?Batteries. Really big batteries.
Sept. 11 2015 1:42 PMTake My Solar Panel, Please!San Antonio just announced a brilliant new business model for renewable energy.
Aug. 28 2015 3:30 PMFuel IntentionsAmerican industry wastes insane amounts of gas by burning it off. It doesn’t have to.
Aug. 14 2015 1:48 PMVroom for Improvement“Start-stop” technology shuts down car engines at stoplights to save gas. It’s coming to America.
July 31 2015 1:04 PMThe Miracle of SolarCityElon Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX are impressive. But the solar company he founded with his cousins could be transformational.
July 17 2015 5:41 AMCoal Is Losing the War on CoalAnd its enemies are multiplying.
June 12 2015 6:02 PMThe Real Solyndra ScandalIt’s that no one’s noticed the enormous success of the government program behind it.
May 29 2015 4:30 PMI Helped Pay for Some Solar Panels in New JerseyThen I forgot about them. Here’s how much they’re making for me.
Jan. 22 2016 10:05 AMWhy Solar Energy Is Fleeing NevadaBecause states have the power to turn a very good deal into a very bad one.
Dec. 29 2015 3:07 PMSorry, Skiers. New England’s Warm Winter Is Great News.Homeowners in the Northeast are saving crazy amounts of money heating their homes.
Dec. 11 2015 12:45 PMOil Is Tanking, and That’s GreatThe financial press says the plummet is a sign of peril. Wrong.
Dec. 1 2015 7:46 PMBill Gates Isn’t a Climate SaviorHe wants to throw billions at the threat of global warming. That’s not the way to beat it.
Nov. 6 2015 1:40 PMObama Didn’t Kill Keystone XLInnovation did.
Oct. 15 2015 5:00 PMIs America Walking Away From Nuclear Power?It’s cheap, reliable, emissions-free—and struggling to keep up.
Oct. 2 2015 4:45 PMEven Appalachia Is Walking Away From CoalWhy the Tennessee Valley Authority is about to retire a massive chunk of its coal-burning plants.
Sept. 18 2015 3:30 PMThe Night They Drove the Price of Electricity DownWind power was so plentiful in Texas that producers sold it at a negative price. What? 
Sept. 8 2015 5:57 AMCoal Companies Are Hurting. But the Coal Industry Is Not Dying.Climate hawks must realize that bankruptcies aren’t the way to a lower-carbon future.
Aug. 21 2015 3:52 PMWind Energy Is Having a Railroad MomentHow do you get wind power captured in Oklahoma to consumers in Tennessee? By evoking the industrial revolution.
Aug. 7 2015 12:15 PMIsraeli Solar Warms UpThe country has embraced technological innovation—except in renewable energy. Is that finally changing?
July 24 2015 1:11 PMDon’t Laugh at Solar-Powered AirplanesYes, they’re stunt vehicles. But they could transform aviation in more ways than you think.
June 24 2015 11:09 AMGreen PrivilegeThe wealthy don’t need taxpayer-funded perks for buying electric cars. They get them anyway.
June 8 2015 2:07 PMWhat Trucks Can Learn From BicyclesAnd why a Silicon Valley firm thinks that will save them money and gas.
May 22 2015 6:46 PMHow to Green the U.S. GovernmentThe Defense Department and other agencies have found an easy way to cut emissions and save energy. Now they need to do it a lot more.