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Despite Hurdles, Solar Power in Australia Is Too Robust to Kill

No nation has as high a penetration of residential solar as Australia, with one in five homes now powered by the sun. 

How Sustainable is Stored Sunlight?

Driven by better battery technology and the disincentivization of grid-connected solar panels, off-grid solar is about to make a comeback. How sustainable is a solar PV system if energy storage is taken into account?

How Solar Can Help Nepal's Relief Efforts

Following the earthquake, Gham Power provided lights and mobile charging stations for relief workers and the displaced.

Energy Crunch: what the UK election debate isn’t telling us

Despite a lack of attention on energy in the UK elections, important changes are underway and challenging the viability of traditional energy.

2014 biggest year ever for solar, but oil price threat looms

Will only time tell whether it will be enough to keep solar panels cheap when crude oil no longer is?

Investment in Solar Stocks Crushed Big Oil

In October, 2014, Deutschebank issued a report stating that solar will reach grid parity in 36 of fifty US states by 2016. Solar has already reached parity in 10 states that currently account for 90% of solar electricity generation.

Energy Crunch - a solar future?

Solar power could replace coal as the world's biggest source of electricity by 2050. That's according to a new report this week from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Steps towards Fossil Fuel Redundancy

By replacing kerosene lamps with solar we can eliminate an entire category of carbon fuel use.

Saudi America and a Nuclear Future?

We spoke with Chris Nelder in Extraenvironmentalist episde #76. This is the first part of a transcript prepared by EE listener Scott.

Taxing the sun: The Koch brothers find a tax they like

The Koch brothers, the much-maligned fossil fuel titans, were in the news last week after their legislative stalking horse, the innocuously named American Legislative Exchange Council, was discovered pushing legislation in the states that would establish new fees on solar energy.

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