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Incentives to going 'off grid' bring power to the peopleupdated: Sun Feb 07 2010 21:24:00

The price of power has always been a political issue -- but now campaigners argue it could be the key to starting a green energy revolution.

Hydrogen fuel at homeupdated: Sun Feb 07 2010 21:24:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout talks to Taras Wankewycz about a new hydrogen fuel-cell refueling station for the home.

Getting connected: Europe's green energy 'supergrid'updated: Sun Jan 31 2010 18:50:00

It is a criticism frequently leveled at those promoting wind or solar power as an alternative to fossil fuels: what happens when the wind doesn't blow or the sun doesn't shine?

Fact Check: Stimulus money gave 'green' industry second wind?updated: Tue Jan 26 2010 20:30:00

Just what we need out of Washington: More wind.

Did the stimulus work?updated: Tue Jan 26 2010 20:30:00

Rep. Ron Paul joins CNN's Larry King to discuss whether the $787 billion economic stimulus was worthwhile, or a waste.

CNNMoney: How stimulus saved renewable energyupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 13:06:00

On a mountain top 80 miles northeast of Bangor, Maine, in country where houses and gravel pits are mere pinpricks on a map green with forest, Paul Gaynor is making stimulus work.

A solar-powered adventureupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 18:56:00

Adventurer Bertrand Piccard offers us a challenge: Find motivation in what seems impossible.

CNNMoney: Obama unveils $2.3 billion for clean energy jobsupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 17:03:00

President Obama unveiled a program Friday that will provide $2.3 billion in tax credits for the clean energy manufacturing sector, a move aimed at creating 17,000 jobs.

UK plans massive wind farm expansionupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 11:13:00

Britain is about to have a massive expansion in renewable energy after awarding licenses for nine offshore wind farms Friday.

Horizon to show home fuel cell technology that charges gadgetsupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 10:59:00

The route to clean energy is through small gadgets, according to fuel cell company Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies.

Hawaii in early stages of energy revolutionupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 10:23:00

It was an energy audit at work that first nudged Susan Chandler to think green.

Spain's wind energy increaseupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 10:23:00

CNN's Al Goodman explains why Spain is now a global leader in wind energy.

Unplugging from the world's power linesupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 11:05:00

You won't hear much about it in the vast conference halls of the Copenhagen climate change summit, but living "off-grid" -- beyond the water and power lines that intersect much of the modern world -- could hold a solution to some of the planet's worst environmental woes.

Exxon, DNA pioneer join on algae biofuelsupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 02:30:00

ExxonMobil is teaming up with the biotech research company run by genomics pioneer Craig Venter to produce algae-based biofuels.

Can shipping go green?updated: Fri Dec 11 2009 07:16:00

In a city where one can hardly see the horizon because of an almost constant cloud of filth and pollution, many Hong Kong residents have long given up on the idea of a clean, green life.

Solar Sailorupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 07:16:00

Solar Sailor CEO Robert Dane tells CNN about his ferries' solar wings - solar panels that double as sails - navigating the Sydney harbor.

CNNMoney: GE to supply world's largest wind farmupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 07:12:00

General Electric said Thursday it has secured a $1.4 billion contract to supply wind turbines and provide services for what will be the world's largest wind farm operation when completed in 2012.

CNNMoney: Cash for Caulkers could seal $12,000 a homeupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 09:53:00

President Obama proposed a new program Tuesday that would reimburse homeowners for energy-efficient appliances and insulation, part of a broader plan to stimulate the economy.

UN halts funds to China wind farmsupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 22:06:00

The United Nations body in charge of managing carbon trading has suspended approvals for dozens of Chinese wind farms amid questions over the country's use of industrial policy to obtain money under the scheme.

Solar gadgets for when you're on the goupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 09:18:00

When it comes to sun energy, the focus is often on solar power plants or rooftop panels. But there's an increasing number of snazzy portable products that also draw juice from our nearest star -- things we can carry, wear or set on our desks.

Fortune: Get a green job in two yearsupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 06:07:00

Community colleges have long held second-class-citizen status in the world of higher education. But they've suddenly become top tier when it comes to one important thing: training for new green-economy jobs.

Democrats push green energy agendaupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 15:22:00

Top Democrats put the issue of climate change back in the spotlight Tuesday, debating legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions while announcing $3.4 billion in new clean energy funds.

Fortune: Will Obama bypass Congress on climate rules?updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 13:13:00

If Congress won't get the job done on climate change, President Obama has a way to do it himself. But is he strong-arming the legislative branch?

Coal-burning CEO: U.S., China must fight pollutionupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 07:07:00

There is a lot of rhetoric on Main Street and in our nation's Capitol these days portraying China as a job-stealing polluter whose economy is growing at the expense of the United States.

GE: Solar business is our 'next wind'updated: Tue Sep 29 2009 11:24:00

General Electric plans to give its solar business a charge in two years with the introduction of panels with the same solar cell material used by industry cost leader First Solar.

Commentary: Real progress on climate changeupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 11:23:00

On Tuesday, more than 100 world leaders gathered at the United Nations for a climate summit. They were called together by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to build momentum for the U.N. climate talks in Copenhagen, Denmark, this December.

CNNMoney: Space elevator chase yields Earthly rewardsupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 12:09:00

On an April day in Boulder, Colo., Michael Laine sat onstage in front of a large audience, struggling to hold back tears. That afternoon he was supposed to be presenting to the attendees of the Conference on World Affairs, but at the moment, Laine was finding it hard to concentrate. "Two hours ago I lost a $3 million building," he declared to the room. "And now I don't have a place to live."

Commentary: Make every job a green jobupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 12:16:00

In a recent CNN commentary entitled "Green jobs: hope or hype?" Samuel Sherraden argues that green job creation will be insufficient to bring America out of recession. But Sherraden narrowly defines green as a "sector," and fails to see its potential as a strategy for the revitalization of the entire economy.

The future of energy: Your viewsupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 17:16:00

What is the future for energy? Where will our power come from by 2020? Send us your thoughts and we'll print the best ones here.

World's largest solar boatupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 12:20:00

Have a look at this 3D video of Planet Solar, a vessel with 100 percent solar energy and a floating village as constant companion.

Commentary: Green jobs: hope or hype?updated: Tue Jul 28 2009 12:02:00

After the release of a miserable June jobs report, President Obama stood with a group of green company CEOs and told reporters that "men and women like these will help lead us out of this recession and into a better future."

Fortune: Fill 'er up with biomassupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 12:42:00

One of the many jobs that Lee Edwards took on during his 25-year career at BP, formerly known as British Petroleum, was leading the energy giant's effort to re-brand itself. Today as the CEO of Virent Energy Systems, a seven-year-old biofuel startup in Madison, Wis., he is truly trying to move beyond petroleum. With a proprietary process it calls "BioForming," Virent says it can turn plant sugars from corn, switchgrass, and other crops into gasoline that has a higher energy density than ethanol.

Drowning island pins hopes on clean energyupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 01:01:00

Tuvalu, the fourth smallest nation on the planet, has announced it aims to be totally powered by renewable energy sources by 2020.

Pickens on oil addictionupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 15:15:00

Billionaire T. Boone Pickens says that the U.S. can end its dependency on foreign oil.

Oil baron's wind farm project hits doldrumsupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 15:15:00

Billionaire oil man T. Boone Pickens is shelving plans to build the world's largest wind farm.

FSB: A green pioneer goes globalupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 10:07:00

Environmental businesses are everywhere these days, but Ecology & Environment was eco-friendly long before green was a hot property -- or a viable business model.

Green business blog: Change in the wind for power firmupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 23:51:00

There are many reasons as to why coal today is the dominant fuel in power generation. In coal many countries found a way to alleviate the extreme dependence of Middle East oil after the 1970's oil crisis.

'Green' revolution under way in rural Chinaupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 23:38:00

In the northwest of China's mountainous Yunnan province, among the world's most biodiverse areas, a green revolution is under way among rural residents.

How green is football?updated: Mon Jun 15 2009 21:35:00

Few sports can compare to football in terms of its global popularity and the area of land devoted to its playing fields across the planet; consequently, few sports have a larger carbon footprint than the "beautiful game."

CNNMoney: The new 'good' job: 12 bucks an hourupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 10:28:00

Massive investment in renewable energy could ultimately create 4 million manufacturing jobs. But for the workers in the bottom rung of this movement, the shift to green jobs could very well mean a pay cut of nearly 60%, a trend spreading across the entire manufacturing sector.

CNNMoney: Renewables: America's next heavy industryupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 10:22:00

About 200 miles south of Detroit, America's industrial heartland gives way to the Ohio countryside.

Commentary: Let's get real about alternative energyupdated: Wed May 13 2009 12:35:00

We need to introduce simple arithmetic into our discussions of energy.

CNNMoney: Jump-starting an American car townupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 09:47:00

Reviving an American car town has got to be one of the toughest jobs in the country. It may also be one of the most important.

FSB: Green gift: Energy upstarts chase stimulus cashupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 13:22:00

There were no champagne corks popping at Horizon Wind on the February morning when President Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. Instead, 30 employees swilled coffee as they got down to work in the Houston energy startup's conference room. The emergency meeting reviewed the company's pipeline and decided to move a number of projects from Tier 2 (promising but on the back burner) to Tier 1 (funding), thanks to the stimulus plan's $50 billion in clean energy provisions.

Restaurant wind turbineupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 09:32:00

CNN's Reynolds Wolf profiles a restaurant owner who installed a wind turbine at his restaurant.

Stimulus may get small wind turbines spinningupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 09:32:00

The gale force of President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus package could breathe new life into an emerging industry: small wind turbines.

Energy-gobbling city home to biggest solar roofupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 10:09:00

With its energy-gobbling casinos, Atlantic City, New Jersey, isn't exactly known as a city that conserves electricity. Its motto: "Always turned on."

Growing excitement, expectations for green jobs corpsupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 13:28:00

When Rita Bryer sees 300-foot-tall wind turbines sprouting up from the prairie near her home in western Oklahoma, she can't help but wonder about the view from the top, where blades the size of semi-trucks spin.

'It begins with energy'updated: Mon Mar 02 2009 13:28:00

President Obama says the U.S. must find energy alternatives to gasoline.

Can a 'smart grid' turn us on to energy efficiency?updated: Mon Mar 02 2009 09:34:00

Think of the future of green energy and the mental picture you may conjure up is one of vast solar plants glinting like a beetle's eye in the sun, or ranks of wind turbines turning in the breeze.

Wind power helps ski resort during recessionupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 09:03:00

Imagine climbing 276 steps to change a light bulb. That's all in a day's work for Rian Harford.

Solar power heats up energy possibilitiesupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 23:39:00

Just west of Seville in Spain, a sea of giant mirrors is reflecting the sun's energy to provide "concentrated solar power" (CSP) while illuminating the path to a new wave of green energy projects.

Spain's solar cemeteryupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 22:27:00

CNN's Al Goodman finds solar panels appearing in the most unusual places as part of this Eco Solutions report.

Blog: Spain's solar cemeteryupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 22:27:00

We traveled by metro to the Barcelona suburb of Santa Coloma de Gramenet, where the phrase over my dead body takes on a new meaning; it's the first town in Spain that has placed solar panels in its municipal cemetery and has been attracting global attention and causing local discussion.

FSB: A solar startup heads to rainy Walesupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 10:46:00

Bob Hertzberg's audience seems as muted as the dismal gray skies outside.

Solar-power firm fired up about stimulusupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 16:44:00

A Colorado solar-energy company has high hopes for the economic stimulus bill that President Barack Obama will sign Tuesday in Denver.

Obama touts stimulus planupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 16:30:00

President Obama says the stimulus plan is "a balanced plan without earmarks."

Obama's remarks on signing the stimulus planupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 16:30:00

President Obama signed the $787 economic stimulus bill Tuesday in Denver, Colorado. Here is a full transcript of his remarks.

CNNMoney: Stimulus: What's in it for businessesupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 17:05:00

The $787 billion economic recovery package President Obama will sign on Tuesday contains more than $290 billion in tax provisions, according to estimates from the Joint Committee on Taxation.

Fortune: China's new king of solarupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 14:33:00

On a chilly Saturday afternoon in mid-January, Shi Zhengrong, casually dressed and smiling as if he didn't have a care in the world, walked into the stunning new building that is now the headquarters of Suntech Power Holdings, the company he founded and built from scratch just eight years ago.

CNNMoney: $100 billion jolt of 'green stimulus'updated: Wed Feb 04 2009 13:00:00

A short-term booster shot for the economy? Or a complete rethinking of the way businesses and individuals consume energy?

Energy, economy create balancing act for Obamaupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 09:40:00

Environmentalists are encouraged by President Barack Obama's focus this week on renewable energy and stricter emissions standards, although some economists are skeptical he can pull the country out of the recession while cleaning up the planet.

Solar cars still a way offupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 15:02:00

Toyota's third-generation Prius, due at dealerships this spring, will have an optional solar panel on its roof. The panel will power a ventilation system that can cool the car without help from the engine, Toyota says.

Fortune: Plastic powerupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 13:20:00

Inside a converted textile mill in Lowell, Mass., Rick Hess unfurls a roll of brown plastic film attached to a small electric meter. "Three volts," he says, smiling. "And that's just from the light in this room. Imagine what this reads when we're outside."

CNNMoney: Green stimulus: Show me the moneyupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 15:47:00

The new Congress and President Obama were talking big when it came to the green factor in any stimulus plan.

Obama's economic challengesupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 15:11:00

American Morning's panel of experts discusses the biggest economic challenges facing President-elect Obama.

Obama pitches plans to boost economyupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 15:11:00

President-elect Barack Obama on Friday stressed the urgency of a renewable-energy economy as he tried to shore up support for his stimulus package.

CNNMoney: Meet Obama's new favorite small businessupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 07:27:00

Never mind Joe the Plumber; meet John the Manufacturer. That's what President-elect Barack Obama will be doing Friday, when he stops in Ohio to pitch his $825 billion economic recovery and job creation package.

CNNMoney: U.S. solar panel makers prefer overseasupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 18:26:00

When SunPower, one of the country's largest makers of solar panels, went looking to build a factory a few years back, several countries vied for their business.

CNNMoney: Obama rescue 101: Where it standsupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 14:34:00

As lawmakers head into the second week of debate over President-elect Barack Obama's proposed economic stimulus plan, new details continue to shed light on what promises to be a sprawling and complex piece of legislation in American history.

'UFO strike' has UK in a lather over E.T.updated: Thu Jan 08 2009 20:32:00

Strange lights in the sky, mysterious flashes, dozens of witnesses, a missing wind turbine blade and a tabloid splash featuring the pun: E.T. farm harm.

How to harvest solar power? Beam it down from space!updated: Tue Jan 06 2009 14:31:00

Jyoti is the Hindi word for light. It's something Pranav Mehta has never had to live without. And he is lucky. Near where he lives in Gujarat, one of the most prosperous states in India, thousands of rural villages lack electricity or struggle with an intermittent supply at best.

New nano coating boosts solar efficiencyupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 06:46:00

Researchers have developed a new anti-reflective coating that boosts the efficiency of solar panels and allows sunlight to be absorbed from almost any angle.

The smart money's on greenupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 10:52:00

Despite taking a beating from the credit crunch, the clean energy sector is being tipped as a golden opportunity for investors.

Sunshine and air: the gas of the future?updated: Mon Jan 05 2009 10:35:00

Hydrogen and electric vehicles might be leading the charge, so to speak, towards cleaner transport, but will cars powered by air and the sun ever surpass the sales figures of gasoline cars?

Principal Voices: Juliet Davenportupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 08:28:00

Juliet Davenport tells CNN that wind power in the UK is the perfect solution for helping tackle climate change.

Can 'small wind' reap big rewards?updated: Mon Jan 05 2009 08:20:00

Micro wind turbines are beginning to pop up all over our urban and rural landscapes. But is it worth investing your hard-earned cash in your very own wind machine? In short, it depends. Take a look at our quick guide to see if "small wind" could help you reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint.

The cars of the future are here nowupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 08:17:00

For a century the gasoline engine has remained largely unchallenged, seeing off all pretenders to its crown. But with concerns about greenhouse gas emissions and a host of new contenders looming large in the rear view mirror, is the gasoline-fueled automobile due to be overtaken by a fleet of cleaner, leaner rivals?

Solar panels, clothesline help family slash energy billsupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 13:15:00

For the past few years, Dan Redmond has been on a mission to change the way his household uses energy.

Florida airport tests hydrogen enginesupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 13:12:00

Some Florida amusement park visitors may enjoy space-themed roller-coasters, but the first vehicle they board at Orlando International Airport may be the most futuristic ride of their vacation.

Fortune: For clean energy, look to the Internetupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 05:57:00

Back in the 1960s, when Bob Metcalfe was in college, he would drive to MIT in Cambridge, Mass., from his home in Brooklyn, call home once he arrived, allow the phone to ring three times and hang up, to let his mother know he'd arrived safely.

CNNMoney: Mapping a renewable energy agendaupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 14:37:00

Renewable energy advocates were upbeat Thursday as they met in Washington, D.C. to discuss upcoming energy policies expected under a new Obama Administration.

FSB: Wind energy startups chase mile-high powerupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 06:12:00

If you want to see the future of wind energy, look up.

Can cleantech China teach the West how to be green?updated: Sun Nov 30 2008 21:45:00

For Dr. Xingyi Xu, the grass used to be greener on the other side.

Kenya's 'Green New Deal'updated: Sun Nov 30 2008 21:45:00

"Going green" could solve economic woes as well as ecological ones. CNN's David McKenzie reports

CNNMoney: Pickens' wind plan hits a snagupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 13:50:00

Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens is delaying his massive Texas wind project, citing a drop in natural gas prices and the tightening credit market.

Fortune: Trying to catch the windupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 12:30:00

About 60 miles north of San Francisco, the strip malls of Solano County give way to gently rolling hills where, as far as the eye can see, wind turbines sprout from the golden bluffs overlooking the Sacramento delta. Construction on Solano's newest turbine farm, Shiloh II, began this summer, part of a wind rush that has transformed the U.S. into the world's biggest wind market.

Fortune: Why clean energy is still a good betupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 08:15:00

Some people are saying that the clean energy revolution is over, before it has even begun. "Alternative energy suddenly faces headwinds," declared The New York Times. "Winds shift for renewable energy as oil price sinks, money gets tight," reports The Wall Street Journal. "Will the Economic Crash Take Down Our Hopes for Clean Energy?" asks Alternet.

Fortune: Solar stocks for a rainy dayupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 08:42:00

No one loves Arnold Schwarzenegger more than the solar industry. Kicking off the nation's largest gathering devoted to all things sunny, the California governor won thunderous applause and two standing ovations from the crowd of 20,000 at the San Diego Convention Center. "What's green for the environment can also be green for the economy," he said. "Solar is the future; it's now; it can't be stopped."

Fortune: (Distributed) power to the peopleupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 23:02:00

Starwood's Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Manhattan, Verizon's call center on Long Island, the Sierra Nevada brewery in northern California and a Whole Foods Market in Connecticut have little in common except this - all are powered by fuel cells that turn hydrogen into electricity, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Time.com: Trash Power: New Jersey Converts Garbageupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 15:00:00

At 21 landfills in New Jersey, methane gas produced by decomposing garbage is used as fuel to generate electricity

Fortune: Solar power your home, for cheapupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 11:13:00

Even for the greenest of homeowners, powering their homes with solar energy has long been an idea more attractive in theory than in practice.

Save our mountainupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 12:38:00

Environmentalists and residents of a West Virginia community are calling for an end to mountain top mining.

The battle over Coal River Mountainupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 12:38:00

Lorelei Scarboro loves to talk about the wild turkeys and bears living on West Virginia's Coal River Mountain.

People.com: Leo DiCaprio's Message to the President: Going Green Is 'Patriotic'updated: Tue Oct 07 2008 10:17:00

The Hollywood heavyweight maps a path for fixing the planet's environmental woes

Dreaming of a climate bailoutupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 11:51:00

Governments around the world continue to pump billions of dollars into financial markets, but there is still no telling whether the "injections of liquidity" will be enough to prevent "this sucker" -- to quote the President of the United States -- from going down.

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Fortune: When GE met Googleupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 14:57:00

When companies as savvy and as important as General Electric and Google join forces, it's worth a closer look. The companies say they will work together to drive two industries with big growth potential: geothermal energy and the upgrading of the nation's overburdened electricity grid.

CNNMoney: Renewable energy's biggest wishupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 15:38:00

While politicians of all stripes are vying to be seen as saviors in the energy crisis, Congress isn't giving renewable energy investors the one thing they say would help the most - long-term tax credits.

Fortune: The hottest tech job in Americaupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 12:12:00

It looks like a scene from an old episode of The X-Files: As a red-tailed hawk circles overhead and a wild pronghorn sheep grazes in the distance, a dozen people in dark sunglasses move methodically through a vast field of golden barley, eyes fixed to the ground, GPS devices in hand. They're searching for bodies.

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