The spectacular failure of the solar company Solyndra has focused attention on the struggle of America's renewable energy industry to compete in a global marketplace.But there may be a bright spot in Arizona, where manufacturer First Solar makes those iconic solar panels more cheaply than anyone els
Susan Wallace-Babb lived on a ranch in Western Colorado. One summer night in 2005, she drove her truck down the road into a field out past her neighbors. She stepped out of her truck, felt woozy and immediately passed out."
A couple months ago, Jake Featheringill and his wife got robbed.It wasn't serious. No one was home at the time, and no one got hurt. But for Featheringill, it was just the latest in a string of bad luck."We made a decision," he says. "We decided to pick up and move in about three days.
If you thought that the nation's electrical grid was designed to prevent a single, localized malfunction from triggering a blackout for millions of people, you'd be right.But that didn't prevent that exact event from happening Thursday in San Diego, parts of Arizona and Mexico's Baja peninsula.
A Department of Energy panel hopes new recommendations — if implemented — will restore the public's trust in hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" for natural gas.In the last few years, franking has brought new life to old gas fields around the country.