Solar Power Is Mostly for the Affluent. Here’s Obama’s Plan to Spread the Wealth Around.

Julie Jacobson/AP

Low-income households account for less than 5 percent of rooftop solar power.

There’s a Fight Brewing Over Who Profits From Solar Power

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And it’s coming to your roof.

Texas City Opts For 100% Renewable Energy–to Save Cash, Not the Planet


Georgetown, Texas, decision not about going green:”‘I’m probably the furthest thing from an Al Gore clone you could find,” says city official.

Japan Wants You to Believe That These Coal Plants Will Help the Environment

The construction site of a Japanese-financed coal plant in Kudgi, India Aijaz Rahi/AP

WTF is “climate finance”?

Are Solar-Powered Homes Jacking Up Everyone Else’s Electric Bills?

Illustration by Mr. Biscuit

Solar power is cheaper than ever—but utilities are trying to discourage people from using it.


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