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11 Dec 2014

Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power?

by CHERYL KATZ
Promising new technologies, including more efficient photovoltaic cells that can harvest energy across the light spectrum, have the potential to dramatically increase solar power generation in the next two decades. But major hurdles remain. READ MORE

24 Nov 2014

Can Green Bonds Bankroll A Clean Energy Revolution?

by MARC GUNTHER
To slow global warming, tens of trillions of dollars will need to be spent in the coming decades on renewable energy projects. Some banks and governments are issuing green bonds to fund this transformation, but major questions remain as to whether this financing tool will play a game-changing role. READ MORE

11 Nov 2014

A Scourge for Coal Miners Stages a Brutal Comeback

by KEN WARD JR.
Black lung — a debilitating disease caused by inhaling coal dust — was supposed to be wiped out by a landmark 1969 U.S. mine safety law. But a recent study shows that the worst form of the disease now affects a larger share of Appalachian coal miners than at any time since the early 1970s. READ MORE

03 Nov 2014

For Cellulosic Ethanol Makers, The Road Ahead Is Still Uphill

by ERICA GIES
While it has environmental advantages over other forms of ethanol, cellulosic ethanol has proven difficult to produce at commercial scale. Even as new production facilities come online in the U.S., a variety of economic and market realities suggest the new fuel still has big challenges to overcome. READ MORE

27 Oct 2014

Innovations in Energy Storage Provide Boost for Renewables

by DAVE LEVITAN
Because utilities can't control when the sun shines or the wind blows, it has been difficult to fully incorporate solar and wind power into the electricity grid. But new technologies designed to store the energy produced by these clean power sources could soon be changing that. READ MORE

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17 Dec 2014: Obama Protects Alaska's Bristol Bay From Oil and Gas Development

16 Dec 2014: Falling Gasoline Prices Have Little Effect on Car Travel, Analysis Shows

15 Dec 2014: Beyond Lima: Major Investors Must Fund Global Green Initiatives

05 Dec 2014: U.S. Natural Gas Fracking Boom May Be Shorter Than Predicted, Study Says

26 Nov 2014: Aerodynamic Upgrades to Large Trucks Would Cut Fuel Use Steeply

21 Nov 2014: U.S. Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 80 Percent by 2050, Study Says

03 Nov 2014: Climate Impacts To Be Severe and Irreversible Without Emission Cuts, UN Says

30 Oct 2014: China Is Top Developing Nation for Clean Energy Investment, Analysis Finds

28 Oct 2014: Scientists Find Seafloor Fallout Plume of Oil from Deepwater Horizon Spill

24 Oct 2014: New Mapping Tool Shows U.S. Geothermal Plants and Heat Potential


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