The government sets a premium price on solar and other alternative power sources. The policy offers lessons in ways to encourage the use of renewable energy.
Suntech CEO Zhengrong Shi made China a powerhouse in photovoltaic technology--and became a billionaire in the process. His next ambition: to make solar power as cheap as conventional electricity.
Subsidies for corn ethanol are hurting people and the planet.
How a government funding agency aims to solve the energy problem.
Can a veteran dot-com investor make solar power as cheap as coal?
California-based Amyris has used breakthroughs in synthetic biology to reinvent biofuels. To turn its technology into an industrial process, it has headed to the land of sugar: Brazil.
Rainmaking efforts during the Vietnam War prompted an international ban.