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Solar Panel Acreage Needed to Power the Entire Planet: 158 mi x 158 mi

Published: 
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 2:41pm
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Energy

The three squares on the map, below, represent how much solar panel acreage would be needed to power Germany (marked "D"), Europe (marked "EU"), and the entire planet (marked "Welt"):

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Buying Into Solar Power, No Roof Access Needed

Published: 
Sat, 06/21/2014 - 10:07am
Category: 
Energy

Like many consumers, David Polstein had already done much to reduce energy use in his large Victorian home in Newton, Mass. 

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Hopes for Impact of Carbon Rules in U.S. Are Modest

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:27am
Category: 
Energy

The new carbon pollution rules the Obama administration announced on Monday will help spur the natural gas industry and renewable energy like wind and solar power, but executives and analysts said they did not see the nation’s reliance on coal disappearing anytime soon.

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Applying the Lessons of Politics to Green Power

Published: 
Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:33am
Category: 
Energy

Over the years, Tom Matzzie — by working as a political operative on John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign and on building the antiwar movement that helped usher President Obama into office — became convinced that the key to creating change was to make it easy for people to participate.

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Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights

Published: 
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:40am
Category: 
Energy

The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.