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EnergyViewpoints

The Week in Energy: Profits for Solar and a New Installment of Gasland

The energy headlines this week offer a little something for everyone. Among them: Honda and GM are teaming up to figure out feasible hydrogen fuel cells, companies manufacturing solar panels finally report some sunny financials and – shock of shocks – the controversy over fracking continues with the latest installment in the Gasland documentary franchise. […]

EnergyViewpoints

Energy Week: U.S. Launches the Start of a Wind Turbine Fleet

This week’s energy headlines start with the launch of what the Department of Energy hopes will become a fleet of floating wind turbines. We also saw clean-energy policy developments in several states.

Cindy Foor

Is Breakthrough Solar Pricing on the Horizon?

It might sound too good to be true: Cut your electric bill in half without cutting your energy usage in half. But if you live in certain parts of Texas or New Mexico, you might be in luck. As reported by Bloomberg, El Paso Electric has agreed to buy power from First Solar at less […]

Cindy Foor

Money May Not Grow on Trees, but Energy Does Fall From the Sky

Did you know that solar panels have dropped in price by roughly 80 percent over the last five years? And did you know that, according to a New York Times opinion piece last month, they can provide electricity for at or below the current retail cost of grid power in 20 states? Unlike sunshine, which […]