Axing fossil fuel subsidies scant help on climate: study

Feb 8, 2018

Axing fossil fuel subsidies scant help on climate: study

Getting rid of massive subsidies for oil, gas and coal will not significantly curb carbon pollution or speed the transition to a greener global economy, researchers said Wednesday, challenging widely held assumptions. "Unfortunately, it is not the silver bullet many had hoped," they said in ...

Tesla and Australia to turn 50,000 homes into power generators

Feb 4, 2018

Tesla and Australia to turn 50,000 homes into power generators

Some 50,000 homes in South Australia will receive solar panels and Tesla batteries, the state government announced Sunday, in a landmark plan to turn houses into a giant, interconnected power plant. South Australia is already home to the world's biggest battery in an Elon Musk-driven ...

Feb 1, 2018

White House seeking to gut renewable energy programs by 72%: report

The Trump administration will ask Congress to cut funding for clean energy and energy efficiency programs by 72 percent in this year's budget, according to a report in the Washington Post, underscoring its preference for fossil fuels. The Post said it had obtained draft documents ...

Jan 26, 2018

Trump takes a hard line on trade

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on solar panels raises the prospect of retaliation and shows a disregard for the WTO's dispute settlement mechanism.

Trump's new idea: a 'solar wall' on the Mexican border

/ Jun 22, 2017

Trump's new idea: a 'solar wall' on the Mexican border

U.S. President Donald Trump pitched a new concept to his supporters Wednesday for the wall he intends to erect on the Mexican border: Cover it with solar panels — and use the energy to cover construction costs. "Yes, we will build a wall," he told ...

First test flight of stratospheric solar plane called a success

May 6, 2017

First test flight of stratospheric solar plane called a success

The first solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere made an initial low-altitude test flight over Switzerland Friday. The SolarStratos, a superlight, sleek, white two-seater aircraft with long wings covered with solar panels, took off from Payerne at 8 a.m., according to an AFP photographer ...