Nov 17, 2013

Solar panel users must now pay fee in Arizona

Arizona has permitted its largest utility to charge a monthly fee to customers who install photovoltaic panels on their roofs, a move that may threaten the surging residential solar market. The Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities in the state, agreed in a 3-to-2 ...

U.S. green energy plan killing prairies

Nov 17, 2013

U.S. green energy plan killing prairies

Robert Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. So now that prices are high and he can finally make a profit, he is not about to apologize for ripping up prairie land to plant corn. Across the Dakotas and Nebraska, ...

Real-life hobbit village planned for Swedish isle

Oct 13, 2013

Real-life hobbit village planned for Swedish isle

A real hobbit village will soon nestle in the lush forests of a Swedish island, a whimsical project billed as the first of its kind — but behind the fantasy gimmick lies a genuine interest for sustainable development. The hobbits, small characters with hairy ...

Tiny German island gives power to the people

Sep 13, 2013

Tiny German island gives power to the people

The clock may tick a little slower on the remote German island of Pellworm, but residents are ahead of their time when it comes to renewable energy. Home to about 1,000 people and three times as many sheep, the windswept North Sea outpost of ...

White House reinstalling symbolic solar panels

Aug 16, 2013

White House reinstalling symbolic solar panels

Jimmy Carter first installed solar panels in 1979. Ronald Reagan called them a joke and had them removed in 1986. And this week, nearly three years after promising to restore them as a sign of the administration’s commitment to renewable energy, President Obama is ...

BMW makes 'great leap forward' with electric car

Jul 30, 2013

BMW makes 'great leap forward' with electric car

BMW on Monday took the bold strategic step of revealing its first all-electric car and said it plans to clinch a significant share of a market still in its infancy. Launching its BMW i3 model, the German group compared the prospects of the electric ...

Jun 6, 2013

EU imposes import duties on Chinese solar panels

The European Commission on Tuesday imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese solar panels, defying German-led opposition and dire warnings from Beijing the move could spark a trade war. “Today, the European Commission has decided unanimously to impose (punitive) tariffs” on Chinese solar panels, ...

EU to impose duties on Chinese solar panels

Jun 5, 2013

EU to impose duties on Chinese solar panels

The European Commission on Tuesday imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese solar panels, defying German-led opposition and dire warnings from Beijing the move could spark a trade war. “Today, the European Commission has decided unanimously to impose (punitive) tariffs” on Chinese solar panels, ...