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Solar Jobs Benefit Economy, Maybe More than Oil and Gas Jobs

A new report from the Solar Foundation and George Washington University shows the U.S. solar industry gained about 31,000 new jobs in 2014, a 21.8 percent growth rate or nearly twenty times more than the economy as a whole.

Power to the People? Not if utilities have their say.

Solar capacity is growing. Rapidly.

Watch How Solar Power Is Transforming Rural India

It is a glimpse into the future of how the world’s rural poor could access electricity: off-grid, distributed, renewable, and most importantly, affordable.

Energy Crunch: The end of business as usual for fossil fuels?

It’s the end of business as usual for fossil fuels. That’s according to the latest report from the IPCC, released on Sunday.

Is ammonia the holy grail for renewable energy storage?

Can ammonia become the world's go-to liquid fuel and renewable energy storage medium? One entrepreneur thinks it can.

Indian Microgrids Aim to Bring Millions out of Darkness

Powered by solar panels and biomass, microgrids are spreading slowly across India, where 300 million people live without electricity. But can these off-grid technologies be scaled-up to bring low-carbon power to tens of millions of people?

Solar Growth Explodes In October

...there were some major developments this week at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that are critically important to solar and renewable energy.

How The Department Of Energy Is Working To Reduce The Cost Of Solar By 75 Percent

It’ll soon take just one day to get a solar permit in Chicago, thanks to a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Solar Energy Revolution Reaching Full Speed

Solar power is here, and it isn’t just environmentalists saying it anymore.

Our Clean Energy Future

Following on my recent post bidding Farewell to The Oil Drum, I'd like to have a look at what I view as our longer term future for energy production and consumption.

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