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August 09 2012


On Our Radar: An Agent Orange Cleanup

American and Vietnamese crews will toil at a former Army air base at Da Nang, one of the most toxic of 28 dioxin "hot spots" in Vietnam.

July 24 2012


Interior Names Solar 'Hot Spots' Out West

The Interior Department will fast-track applications for large-scale solar energy installations at those sites in the hope of speeding installation of non-polluting electricity generation.
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May 09 2012


Assessing Whether Solar Panels Make Sense for You

Many installers will offer to put solar panels on your roof for no money down, but there are several factors to consider when deciding whether the deal makes sense for you.

May 03 2012


March 26 2012


A Smaller Route to Solar Success

Rather than storing energy for use after the sun goes down, as some megaprojects do, a small solar plant will run on a fuel like methane or natural gas in the evening hours.

March 14 2012


New Solar Panels Blossomed Despite a Tough Year for the Industry

The amount of solar capacity installed in the United States last year was more than double the 2010 level, but a slowdown may be in the offing for because crucial tax incentives have expired.

March 06 2012


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January 18 2012


The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Off-the-Grid Solar

Factory-rated output is not woods-of-Maine output, the author discovers as he adds up the kilowatt hours.

January 17 2012


The (Solar) Light at the End of the Tunnel

Seven military bases in Southern California could accommodate the addition of 7,000 megawatts of solar power if obstacles like inadequate transmission capacity can be overcome, a report says.

January 09 2012


On Our Radar: Arctic Oil Discovery

The discovery appears to brighten prospects for Norway's industry, which had not had much luck exploring in the Barents Sea until recently.

December 29 2011


Bucking Solar Predictions, India Surprises Itself

Two auctions of electricity generated with solar power were far more successful than anyone anticipated.

December 23 2011


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December 09 2011


Reining In the 'Soft Costs' of Solar

Estimating that 40 to 50 percent of the cost of owning and operating a rooftop solar power system is administrative expenses, the Department of Energy organized a competition to find the best ways of bringing those costs down.

November 29 2011


October 28 2011


Interior Dept. Anoints Solar Energy Sites

The Interior Department releases a draft environmental impact statement for the development of solar in seven desert regions of six Western states.
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