Early this year, FX artists faced a bitter irony. Life of Pi won Best Director and Best Visual FX at the Academy Awards, but the FX company that created the incredible visuals, Rhythm and Hues, had just gone bankrupt. It’s hard to imagine FX companies going out of business, but they’ve been going through a hard time lately, which is thanks to studios underbidding movies, and outsourcing jobs.
The Obama administration’s latest bid to shrink the amount of red tape that homeowners and business people have to go through to install rooftop solar power systems is taking firm shape now. Some $12 million in funding that was put up for grabs last December in a competitive process is now pegged to go to eight teams around the country to pursue policy and permitting-process innovations.
Ken Salazar was about “smart from the start.” Sally Jewell, his successor as head of the U.S. Department of the Interior, appears to be claiming “landscape-level approach” as her favorite phrase when it comes to large-scale renewable energy development in the West.Oba
The takeaway from President Obama’s climate change plan [PDF] from a renewable energy perspective: He’ll push for more.
Big solar was the biggest driver in the record-breaking U.S. solar gains made last year, with utility-scale plants accounting for more than half – 1,752 megawatts – of the 3,313 MW of newly installed capacity.
Following up on an idea raised in his State of the Union address in January, President Obama on Friday proposed that the U.S. spend $2 billion in federal revenues from oil and gas leases in the next 10 years on a wide range of research and development initiatives aimed at reducing the country’s reliance on petroleum for transportation.
As you’re probably aware by now, President Obama has addressed the nation with his gun control plan in the wake of the horrible school shooting in Connecticut.
President Obama has signed a bill allowing Facebook users to automatically share which Netflix videos they've been watching.
Advanced biofuels backers celebrated the U.S. Senate’s defeat Wednesday of a measure that could have derailed the military’s quest to develop cleaner alternatives to petroleum-based fuels for use in its ships and planes.
Trying to figure out exactly what Barack Obama’s victory in Tuesday’s election will mean for the clean energy movement in the United States is a bit of a fool’s errand on two counts.
Try searching for 'Medicare' in Google, then opening another browser tab and searching first for 'Obama' and then for 'Medicare' again. Notice any difference?
For a moment there, it looked like Obama was in trouble with the debates.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared on the first-floor balcony of Ecuador's London embassy on Sunday where he asked the United States to end its "witch-hunt" against the whistle-blowing organization.
A funny thing happened on the way to Solyndra becoming the dominant clean energy issue of the 2012 presidential campaign: It got blown away.
Twitter is now ranking the pulse of the country in a numerical Obama-v-Romney scale.
A civilian lawyer for Pfc. Bradley Manning has accused US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of making "prejudicial" comments about the former army intelligence analyst.
The Republican-led House won't like this – another play by the Obama administration to boost biofuel use by the US military.
Looking into a crystal ball it's hard to bet against the possibility that the coming decades will be the era of the great renewable energy revolution.
In yet another Washington fight over energy policy, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pushed back Wednesday against Congressional efforts to curtail the military push into alternative fuels.
The Obama administration reportedly ordered "increasingly sophisticated" cyber attacks against Iranian networks linked to nuclear enrichment facilities.