How Bright Is Solar Power’s Future in a Post-Solyndra America?

How Bright Is Solar Power’s Future in a Post-Solyndra America?

bjbjLULU GWEN IFILL: Next, the future for solar energy in the U.S., now clouded by the collapse of a California company backed by government loans. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports. SPENCER MICHELS: The solar industry boasts that it’s growing fast, installing roof top panels that turn sunlight into electricity at a record pace. This year,…

Solar Farms at Kennedy Space Center

Solar Farms at Kennedy Space Center

Music Kennedy Space Center switched on a greener future Nov. 19 with the ceremonial commissioning of a first-of-its kind solar energy power plant for NASA. Florida Power & Light and Sunpower Corporation officials joined Center Director and former astronaut Bob Cabana to commission the one megawatt facility. The solar farm covers five acres in Kennedy’s…

Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

What is hydraulic fracturing – or fracking ? Since the industrial revolution our energy consumption has risen unceasingly. The majority of this energy consumption is supplied by fossil fuels like coal or natural gas. Recently there has been a lot of talk about a controversial method of extracting natural gas: Hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Put…

Green “Real” Deal?

Green “Real” Deal?

You’ve heard of the Green New Deal. Clear Energy Alliance produced a six part series on AOC’s ignorant and destructive ideas about energy. But have you heard about the Green “Real” Deal? Since this plan was put out by a Republican Congressman, you’d think it would be a lot different than the magical non-thinking of…