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Solar-Fabrik, a solar panel manufacturer
Is the advanced discussion happening there now part of the future for American voters and lawmakers?
BERLIN—The grand old building in downtown Berlin has seen some of the worst of German history:...
Jun 13, 2013 | Read More
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), one of the sponsors of the Master Limited Partnership
An investment tool that is helping finance $400 billion worth of fossil fuel projects could be available to renewables—as soon as the bill can pass.
Congressional lawmakers from both parties are taking a step to catalyze the nation's clean energy...
May 13, 2013 | Read More
Mass. Governor Deval Patrick signs an energy law
A major change to RGGI is expected to increase the price of carbon and send billions more into state coffers, much of that to clean energy.
When the nine states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-and-trade system, agreed last...
Feb 11, 2013 | Read More
Renewable energy advocates protest against Xcel Energy
Boulder could soon be on a long-fought path to break from utility Xcel Energy, control its own electricity and ramp up clean power. But obstacles await.
For the past decade, the people of Boulder, Colo., have pursued an elusive goal: getting more clean...
Jan 23, 2013 | Read More
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner
What to expect in 2013: tax-code tweak for renewables, energy efficiency legislation, subsidy wrangling, clean energy attacks in the states and more.
Sweeping energy legislation seems out of the question for Congress in 2013, but lawmakers are...
Jan 4, 2013 | Read More
Electric car outside of EWS, Germany's first green power cooperative utility.
Clean Break: Chapter 6 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Phoenix, Arizona—From a block away, the house was hardly visible, hidden by a dense stand of native...
Nov 20, 2012 | Read More
Anti-nuclear protest in Freiburg, Germany, in March 2011.
Clean Break: Chapter 4 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Bonn, Germany—On the afternoon of April 29, 1986, West Germany's Interior Minister Friedrich...
Nov 16, 2012 | Read More
Markus Bohnert, co-director of Bürger Energie St. Peter.
Clean Break: Chapter 3 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Sankt Peter im Schwarzwald, Germany—The Abbey of St. Peter in the Black Forest has had its ups and...
Nov 15, 2012 | Read More
Panel discussion on InsideClimate News book Clean Break
'To people who say it can't be done here, it worked in Germany. If they can do it there, we can do it here,' says Clean Break author Osha Gray Davidson.
How can the United States turn its clean energy economy into one as robust as Germany's, where 26...
Nov 14, 2012 | Read More
Wind farm in Germany.
Clean Break: Chapter 2 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Zingst, Germany—"What an eyesore, huh?" the man standing next to me on the beach said, nodding in...
Nov 14, 2012 | Read More