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Solar’s Bright Future Could Depend on Government Policy

The solar industry is booming—now employing twice as many workers as the coal industry. But continued growth could depend on government support for the industry.

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BlueGreen Alliance Unites Labor and Environmentalists

In the past, environmentalists and labor groups haven't always seen eye to eye. But a changing economy is inspiring them to find common ground.

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Part 4: Solar Industry Challenged By Market Swings

A few years ago, solar power seemed like a good investment in Pennsylvania. But the market has changed. State energy credits have dropped dramatically in price, and a solar grant program dried up. Still, the industry is growing.  In the fourth installment, we tour a solar farm in Berks County.  

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W.Va. Communities Adopt Solar Co-ops

As electricity rates continue to climb, some West Virginia communities are coming together to try to offset their bills by harnessing the power of the sun. Solar power is still a pretty novel idea in the coal state.

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Going off the Grid: Renewable Energy Made Accessible

About half the electricity produced in the U.S. is still made using coal, with natural gas and nuclear also contributing big numbers.

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Solar in the City: Renewable Energy in Urban Spaces

Look up in the Pittsburgh sky, and chances are, you'll see an over cast of clouds.

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PA Universities Top Green Energy Buying List

The top three green energy buyers in higher education are all in Pennsylvania.

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News Analysis: A Push For More Alternative Energy in Pennsylvania

Governor Ed Rendell wants state legislators to get behind bills that would increase Pennsylvania's use of alternative energy.

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Tax Incentives Put Solar within Reach

Buying a solar system for your home still is not as simple or inexpensive as say picking up a new water heater.

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