The inventor wished the sun could power his inventions.
Companies large and small are hurtling toward bankruptcy.
Plunging oil, gas, and coal stocks make it a fine time to divest.
As global civil society calls for a renewable energy revolution, the U.S. Congress is considering an African energy initiative that leaves the door wide open to fossil fuels.
Institutions are starting to recognize that fossil fuels are part of a bygone era - and that the time to invest in clean energy alternatives is now.
If the World Bank were serious about bringing energy access to the poor, it would dedicate the majority of its lending to do so.
As negotiations at the annual UN climate summit enter their final days, three participants weigh in on what's hot - and what's not - at COP19.
Coal is a bad investment - for the poorest, for those consuming the power, for the World Bank, and more broadly, for all of us.
Hopefully, this is the dawn of a new day, when public financing of coal mines and power plants around the world is no longer acceptable. After 16 years of persistent pressure from IPS and other groups, our government seems to finally be listening.
But fracked gas releases greater greenhouse gas emissions than coal, studies suggest.