Even though over 150 American foundries have shut down since the start of the current economic crisis, a group of entrepreneurs believe they can help revive the industry by supplying large, metal components for wind turbines.Photo by Mark Bridge via Creative Commons
A solar project in Rockford, Illinois, heralded a year ago as helping create hundreds of jobs, has had trouble getting financing, and has drastically scaled back its short-term ambitions.
Will congressional Republicans overlook energy efficiency programs for more high-profile targets? Or is such thinking naively optimistic?
The obstacles for promoting home energy retrofits are daunting – a nationwide patchwork of rules and regulations, and homeowners who are skeptical of the financial benefits.
How can energy efficiency programs have a major impact when their success is measured by only one or two percentage points?