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Many banks are wary to finance renewable energy projects, and that hesitation can stall or even stop new projects. Insurers have stepped in to help mitigate the risks and establish the appropriate...
September 17, 2012, 9:22 PM PDT | By David Worthington
There’s enough of it to power the world 100 times over, a new study finds. But be careful - if you tap too much, you could trigger climate change. Ah, the power of irony.
September 17, 2012, 4:20 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
One way to silence skeptics is to prove them wrong. An electric motorcycle that was built on a sheep barn in rural Virginia has been winning races and setting records on tracks across the United...
September 16, 2012, 8:47 PM PDT | By David Worthington
Researchers at MIT have developed a way to magnetically separate oil and water, a technique they say will more effectively recover spilled oil and offset cleanup costs.
September 14, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Kirsten Korosec
Electricity rates are rising as transmission infrastructure ages and needs to be repaired, but the details often go unnoticed in statements. People typically just pay what the bills say they owe.
September 13, 2012, 8:55 PM PDT | By David Worthington
Solar startup GreenVolts–less than a year since it revamped its business model–might be forced to sell itself now that its primary investor has abruptly pulled its investment.
September 12, 2012, 3:10 PM PDT | By Kirsten Korosec
Desalinate water before you use it to blast rocks, and you coax a lot more crude from offshore reservoirs. After Alaskan trials, it’s show time off Scotland’s Shetland Islands....
September 12, 2012, 4:37 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
September began with some positive news for General Motors - record monthly sales for the Chevy Volt. That feat was soon eclipsed by Reuters’ analysis that the automaker was losing a...
September 11, 2012, 7:39 PM PDT | By David Worthington
The U.S. now has 5.7 gigawatts of installed solar capacity, enough to power more than 940,000 households. Find out which markets boomed, and which ones fell flat.
September 11, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Kirsten Korosec
Municipal utilities might be minor players in the U.S. power generation industry, but they’re expected to be one of the largest drivers of smart grid investments over the next five years, a...
September 10, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Kirsten Korosec