The “First Feel-good Sustainability Story of 2012,” So Long As You Ignore the Costs

Michael Giberson Consider the claim in the headline, “How One Man’s Roof Paid for His Car.” Here’s the introduction: It’s the first feel-good sustainability story of 2012. A man in Orlando, Florida installed solar panels on the roof of his home, sold the excess power back to the grid, and then used that money to … More The “First Feel-good Sustainability Story of 2012,” So Long As You Ignore the Costs

Cheap Natural Gas Undermining Solar Dreams

Michael Giberson NPR reports from Pennsylvania how low natural gas prices have helped put the damper on some solar power dreams: Barbara Scott had 21 solar panels installed last March on her house in Media, Pa. Scott’s family was the first in the community, and she was prepared to evangelize, “We can have open houses … More Cheap Natural Gas Undermining Solar Dreams