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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai on Saturday unveiled the signature pavilion for the upcoming Expo 2020, the world’s fair that is scheduled to open later this year even as the global pandemic that forced its postponement continues to rage.
WASHINGTON – The huge pandemic relief and spending bill includes billions of dollars to promote clean energy such as wind and solar power while sharply reducing over time the use of potent coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that are considered a major driver of global warming.
Most area residents will remember the Cayuse Mountain Fire that burned upwards of 18,000 acres. That fire, in 2016, was particularly disastrous to the Spokane Tribe. Power was cut to the main administrative buildings as well as the water supply. In addition, 14 tribal homes were destroyed.
Starbucks is investing in solar farms across Texas as part of an effort to annually save $50 million in utility costs over the next 10 years.
The avuncular baseball legend, who played with Hank Aaron and managed Barry Bonds years before the Washington Nationals fired him in 2017, is competing in a new arena.
Gov. Jay Inslee will speak Tuesday at the dedication of a solar farm in Lind, Washington.
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has signed off on a plan to move Idaho Power customers who generate their own solar electricity to a new rate class.
Indiana’s large utility companies want state lawmakers to pass a law that critics say would muscle out smaller competitors from the emerging solar energy market.
U.S. solar-industry employment in 2016 grew at the fastest pace in at least seven years, with growth in all sectors including manufacturing, sales and installations, as demand for clean power swelled.
Mac McCormick, 72, is a true believer in his family, in paying cash, and in solar energy.
Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere.
Idaho Power is looking to build the state’s first utility-owned solar power project. The company recently filed an application with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission seeking approval for its Community Solar Pilot Program.
State regulators voted Thursday to allow NorthWestern Energy to temporarily negotiate contracts with companies that propose building solar energy projects in Montana, rather than paying the set rate that the utility complained was too high.
The pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a globe-circling voyage that began more than a year ago said their flight over the Statue of Liberty inspired them on their mission to promote a world free from reliance on fossil fuels.
The city of Sandpoint will start work soon on the first public pilot project with Solar Roadways Inc., the North Idaho startup that aims to transform roads, sidewalks and parking lots into heavy-duty solar surfaces capable of generating power and melting ice. The city has received a $48,734 Idaho Gem Grant from the state Department of Commerce to install a 150-square-foot solar surface at Jeff Jones Town Square at Third and Main streets in downtown Sandpoint.
A huge source of joy with a cabin in the woods comes from making due with less.
LAS VEGAS – President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar, wind and other renewable sources in order to protect the status quo. “That’s not the American way,” Obama said in a speech at a green energy conference in Las Vegas. “This is about the past versus the future. America believes in the future.”
It’s the size and shape of a large notebook computer and brighter than most of my camping lanterns. The sidewalls are plastic, hollow, orange chambers that make it float. The W100 Solar Work Light is among the stranger products I have tested this year. It’s made by a Denver company, Nokero, which cites 1 million of its various lights distributed in more than 120 countries across the globe.
When the helmsman of the USS Enterprise likes your invention, you know you’re on the road to success. George Takei, who portrayed Sulu on “Star Trek” and has more than 8 million followers on social media, plugged a North Idaho couple’s idea for transforming roads, sidewalks and parking lots into solar surfaces. The next day, Scott and Julie Brusaw saw their crowdfunding campaign pass the $1 million goal.