What's better than producing clean energy using nothing but the power of the sun? Using that energy to power the cleanup of a federal superfund site that for years has been polluted by pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer runoff.
Shares of solar energy stocks were up Monday, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared greenhouse gases (GHGs) a danger to public health and an analyst upgraded a number of solar companies.
For anyone interested in climate change, energy and/or the American economy, this is shaping up to be quite a week. Above all else, keep an eye on Washington, DC, where a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee begins hearings on a draft bill that addresses climate-change legislation. Here's a prelude, courtesy of House Minority Leader John Boehner, talking Sunday on ABC's "This Week," with George Stephanopoulos :
Yesterday, the EPA released its Top 25 list of green power purchasers for 2008. Wells Fargo claimed the number one spot, buying 550 million kilowatt hours in certified renewable energy. This marks the first time in the program's history that a private corporation topped the list. As outlined in the press release,