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Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles:


Rooftop solar energy could get a stylish makeover if Tesla gets its way. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based tech company, known for its luxury electric cars, will begin selling roof tiles that convert solar ...


This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels:


A big step towards a carbon-neutral future. The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a human-made influence on the environment. From then, ...


Beijing shuts down its last coal-fired power plant as part of bid to clear air:




The Arctic, Antarctic poles just set a terrifying new record for low levels of sea ice:


The amount of sea ice in both the Arctic and Antarctic is at a record low and climate change is partly to blame, scientists announced Wednesday. Overall, the combined Arctic and Antarctic sea ice numbers ...


How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps:


Americans overwhelmingly believe that global warming is happening, and that carbon emissions should be scaled back. But fewer are sure that the changes will harm them personally. New data ...


There's Vast Untapped Potential for Solar Rooftops in the US, Says Google :




Cars could soon be running on biofuels derived from wastewater:


A water management company and a car manufacturer normally might not have much to say to each other, but in Spain, Aqualia and SEAT are teaming up to develop a sustainable fuel from wastewater. The project, ...


Earth sizzles to 2nd-warmest winter since records began nearly 140 years ago:


The planet sizzled to its second-warmest winter on record, failing to oust the 2015-2016 season from the top spot, federal scientists announced Friday. The global temperature for the months of December, ...


The old, dirty, creaky US electric grid would cost $5 trillion to replace. Where should infrastructure spending go?:


The electric grid is an amazing integrated system of machines spanning an entire continent. The National Academy of Engineering has called it one of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century. But ...


Survey: Customers Don't See Net Metering as Key to Going Solar:




Climate change is making us sick, top U.S. doctors say:


Even the little nuances of climate change could become significant problems for our health in the future. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Doyle Rice , USA TODAY Full Story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2017/03/15/climate-change-making-us-sick-top-us-doctors-say/99218946/ ...


More Than 900 Examples of How Climate Change Affects Business:


"We all came away with a deeper understanding of the ubiquity of climate change as a challenge for business leaders of the future" MBA students participating in Harvard Business School's Climate Change ...


A Renewables Marketplace Promises to Turn Neighborhoods Into Power Plants:


A new renewables marketplace in Australia makes small-time energy moguls of homeowners, in order to make use of their solar hardware to smooth erratic supply and demand. by Jamie Condliffe Full ...


Video: 90% Discount Available for Solar Installations for Small Business and Rural Agriculture Organizations:




Behind the Quiet State-by-State Fight Over Electric Vehicles:


Today, the economic incentives that have helped electric vehicles gain a toehold in America are under attack, state by state. When Georgia repealed its generous $5,000 tax credit on electric vehicles ...


Earth's oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating:


New research has convincingly quantified how much the Earth has warmed over the past 56 years. Human activities utilize fossil fuels for many beneficial purposes but have an undesirable side effect ...


Elon Musk makes a bet to fix a state's energy woes in 100 days, or it's free:


Now we know Elon Musk is a betting man. Yesterday, Tesla's Vice President for energy products Lyndon Rive (who is Musk's cousin) said the company could build enough battery storage capacity with its ...


Hawaiian island gets a huge renewable energy (generation and storage) boost thanks to Tesla:


A Hawaiian island is one step closer to getting 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. Tesla, the clean energy powerhouse run by Elon Musk, has built a 13-megawatt solar farm on Kauai ...


California's Top Regulator Says It's Time to Consider Full Retail Electricity Choice:


As if California's electric grid isn't already changing fast enough, the state's leading regulator says it's probably time to change even faster. On this week's Interchange podcast, CPUC President ...


Utilities Are Investing Heavily in Startups in Order to Disrupt Themselves:




"ZERO By FIFTY Missoula's Pathway to Zero Waste" Membership Luncheon, 3/14, Missoula, Montana:


Join us for a delicious lunch at Tamarack Brewing to learn more about Missoula's waste reduction goals adopted by City Council in 2016, and to shape and inform Missoula's plan to achieve those goals. ...


World's First 'Tesla Town' Coming to Australia :


The developers have already put the first 60 homes on the market. The eco-friendly abodes will have rooftop solar, Tesla's battery storage system, electric car recharging points and energy efficient lighting ...


California Investing In 'Transformative Climate Communities':


The California Strategic Growth Council has $140 million in cap-and-trade revenue for the new Transformative Climate Community program. The aim of the program is to catalyze environmental and economic ...


Inventor of lithium-ion battery introduces safer, faster-charging alternative:




Tesla will begin selling its solar roof this year -- here's everything you need to know:


Tesla will offer four types of shingles to match different housing aesthetics in an effort to get homeowners to ditch clunky solar panel add-ons in favor of a beautiful roof. Danielle Muoio Full ...


Energy-saving PG&E customers will pay more, starting this week:


Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s electricity rates are about to undergo a fundamental change, and many Bay Area residents may not like the result. By David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle Full Story: ...


Missoula ready to write zero by 50 waste reduction plan:


One year ago, the City Council adopted a zero-waste strategy that set an ambitious goal of reducing Missoula's waste stream by 90 percent by the year 2050. Nothing would be burned or buried ...


How Secure Is Our Smart Grid?:


The U.S. Department of Energy released an alarming report in January 2017, saying that the U.S. electric grid is in imminent danger from a cyberattack. So where have we been, where are we now, and where ...


Boulder, Colorado hopes to reduce emissions with city energy conservation code:


Believing that its ambitions and performance too far outpace targets of the International Energy Conservation Code, Boulder is striking out on its own with a new, city-specific energy code it hopes will ...


Livingston, Montana couple builds solar home, featured on DIY Network TV show:


Building an off-the-grid house in six months last year while living with three children in a wall tent was the most challenging activity in Livingston couple Mark and Erica Lighthiser's life ... so far. That's ...

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