Spanish island first to be powered only by wind, water
May 23, 2014, 9 a.m. by Josh Lew
El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, is becoming energy self-sufficient by relying solely on wind turbines and hydroelectricity.
Ghana-based renewable energy startup acquired in an estimated 7-figure deal
February 6, 2014, 10:33 a.m. by Shea Gunther
Impact Energies sells and leases solar panel systems to people making less than $6 a day in Ghana. The company was recently acquired by Persistent Energy Partners.
From Shard to shoebox: Renzo Piano does micro-housing
June 15, 2013, 1:03 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Renzo Piano, the architect behind Europe's tallest skyscraper, has long been preoccupied with minimalist living. Now, he's completed his first micro-home, a 'technically perfect and aesthetically attractive refuge' named Diogene.
Solar industry is evolving — and experiencing growing pains
May 8, 2013, 4:14 p.m. by John Platt
A well-known Chinese solar power company has filed for bankruptcy, but this may actually be a sign of health for the industry.
Fracking vs. beer: Does natural gas exploration threaten America's breweries?
February 1, 2013, 12:04 p.m. by John Platt
If fracking techniques pollute water supplies, what will happen to beer production?
Ken Salazar to step down as Secretary of the Interior
January 16, 2013, 10:16 a.m. by John Platt
His office confirms that he will leave his job this March to spend more time with his family.
Israel has enough natural gas to last 150 years, but getting it will be costly
August 3, 2012, 12:06 p.m. by John Platt
Even with rich deposits, Israel currently faces natural gas shortages after pipeline sabotage.
How a New Mexico wildlife refuge ended up with an electric bill of $0
June 29, 2011, 1:54 p.m. by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The 57,000-acre San Andres Refuge, which works to restore desert bighorn sheep, launched its quest for energy independence in 2005 and has implemented several significant energy-saving practices since.