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From Coal to Solar

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On April 24, 2017
I’ve long been mystified at the hostility of dirty energy companies transitioning to clean energy because it would seem that the rational move would be for an energy company to figure out how to profit from new forms of what they already produce. But of course I also know that people are motivated by greed […]

Solar Suburbs

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On September 24, 2015

Visions of rethinking suburbs to be green-friendly abound: These examples point to the potential of what some are calling “solar suburbs.” The concept is a sweeping one—solar panels cover roofs,

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Solar Energy Batteries

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On April 21, 2015
Some potentially positive developments in the cost of batteries to collect solar energy from home-based systems, which right now is holding back solar energy development. There is some real reason to think major developments are in the offing, including that the traditional energy providers are nervous about it. Of course, we’ve been hearing these sorts […]

Hippie Energy

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On May 2, 2014
There’s a certain set of commenters here who love to hate my energy posts because they say I oppose everything. That’s not true at all. I don’t fall in love with technologies or think they are the answer to most questions, which makes people uncomfortable even though virtually every technology should be critiqued. And when […]

China Solar

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On January 25, 2014

While we all know of the environmental disaster that is China and the huge problems the Chinese government has had in managing that pollution, especially given the emphasis it places on economic growt

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