Solyndra

Clean energy is the future, and it’s the only smart bet for business.
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hillary Clinton promotes climate and clean energy, while Donald Trump denies his denial, in the
In a move that appeared inevitable for months, commercial-scale solar pioneer SunEdison filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 21. The news grabbed clean-tech industry and general business headlines for sure, but I've been struck by how little splash it's made in the broader realm of national attention, particularly politics.
Peabody Coal's long-awaited concession that bankruptcy lies ahead signals the curtain fall on the long-running, silent and secret bail-out of the management of the U.S. coal industry.
Why is there so much investment and M&A activity in an industry plagued by bankruptcy? The answer is that solar energy is now on a growth path that will make it the energy story of the 21st century. How could bankruptcy lead to such fantastic growth? I say it all started with Solyndra.
Last week, Google and Fidelity announced they were acquiring about 10 percent of Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies, "SpaceX."
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: WHILE WE WERE OUT: The planet had its hottest year in recorded history; EPA issued new coal rules
OO NASA, Other Data Show Globe Had Warmest October - making a string of 3 record-breaking hot months on the planet. OO Why
By Nichola Groom This year, DOE began lending money again. They have programs in the works that will support both renewable
Ultra-deep water? It's going to be where the money goes, because oil majors can't find anyplace else to invest their obscene profits from explorations of two decades ago.
Is there a bias against public investment in clean energy? Just ask Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk.
It's easy to point to the losses of VC dollars in clean tech (Tesla and SolarCity's successes notwithstanding) and declare the sector a failure -- and 2014 may bring winning IPOs from Opower, Nest Labs, and others. But that misses the much bigger picture of an industry growing up.
Of the companies that received loans or loan guarantees underwritten by the Department of Energy, those that did subsequently
While many Americans would like to see us move toward "green energy" as a means to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and fossil fuels in general, such a move should be driven by market forces, not the strong arm of government and crony capitalism.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 11 (Reuters) - The founder of bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra will likely avoid criminal charges

A timeless, nameless wasteland somewhere in Washington, DC. Two House Republicans are sitting dejectedly on a bench.

VLADIMIR: What do you want to do?

ESTRAGON: I want to repeal Obamacare.

If the excess capacity of Suntech and other solar panel makers was harnessed to generate clean energy, might China tame its air pollution problems faster and maintain its ambitious 8 percent annual economic growth goal at the same time?
By Ronnie Greene The Center for Public Integrity That program was pitched as part of a broader government campaign to spur
Indeed, Chu concluded his letter by scolding those who dismiss the need to pursue cleaner forms of energy and to curb greenhouse