Even Appalachia Is Walking Away From Coal
Why the Tennessee Valley Authority is about to retire a massive chunk of its coal-burning plants.
Take My Solar Panel, Please!San Antonio just announced a brilliant new business model for renewable energy.
Fuel IntentionsAmerican industry wastes insane amounts of gas by burning it off. It doesn’t have to.
Vroom for Improvement“Start-stop” technology shuts down car engines at stoplights to save gas. It’s coming to America.
The Miracle of SolarCityElon Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX are impressive. But the solar company he founded with his cousins could be transformational.
The Real Solyndra ScandalIt’s that no one’s noticed the enormous success of the government program behind it.
I Helped Pay for Some Solar Panels in New JerseyThen I forgot about them. Here’s how much they’re making for me.
Clean StateHawaii is showing the nation how to significantly cut back on fossil fuels as a power source.
The Electric SlideStates used to help people buy electric and hybrid cars. Now they’re punishing them for it.
Blue-Collar SolarRenewable energy doesn’t have to be a luxury purchase. Here’s how one company makes it a cost-saver for the working class.
Peak CoalNo, coal energy isn’t going out of style. But the U.S., and maybe even China and India, are deciding they need a lot less of it.
Big SolarRenewable energy finally makes sense as a utility—and that’s why it’s becoming a threat to coal.
The Night They Drove the Price of Electricity DownWind power was so plentiful in Texas that producers sold it at a negative price. What?
Coal 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.
Wind Energy Is Having a Railroad MomentHow do you get wind power captured in Oklahoma to consumers in Tennessee? By evoking the industrial revolution.
Israeli Solar Warms UpThe country has embraced technological innovation—except in renewable energy. Is that finally changing?
Don’t Laugh at Solar-Powered AirplanesYes, they’re stunt vehicles. But they could transform aviation in more ways than you think.
Green PrivilegeThe wealthy don’t need taxpayer-funded perks for buying electric cars. They get them anyway.
What Trucks Can Learn From BicyclesAnd why a Silicon Valley firm thinks that will save them money and gas.
How 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.
The Fuel-Efficient DriverYou don’t need to reinvent buses to help them save gas. This technology rewires their operators instead.
Stanford 1, Harvard 0Forget fossil-fuel divestment. Harvard could be greener—and save money—by doing what the California university already has.
Greening Your PortfolioOne way to help homeowners and businesses switch to renewable energy? Buy a piece of their solar panels.
The Texas Town That Just Quit Fossil FuelsIt wasn’t altruistic. It’s because coal’s getting too pricey—and water’s become too scarce.