solar

What happens if you add lots of wind and solar power to the grid?

The U.S. currently gets 4 percent of its electricity from wind. But what if we ramped that up to 30 percent?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 25, 2013

State renewable-energy laws turn out to be incredibly hard to repeal

These laws seems to be creating their own constituencies, making them hard to get rid of once they've passed.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 8, 2013

These maps show the best places to put solar and wind power. (It’s not where you think.)

A solar panel built in cloudy New Jersey can actually offer more overall health and environmental benefits than one built in sunny Arizona.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 15, 2013

Here’s what people are saying about the future of energy at the Wonkblog CrowdSourced

Last week we launched our CrowdSourced discussion of Amer'as energy future. Here's what you're saying.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 13, 2013