Rethinking Energy

China and India lead as top markets for renewable power; California to make solar panels mandatory on new homes by 2020; the challenges in self-generation of electricity; new building methods to cut energy costs; and CCS technology to mitigate emissions

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Emerging markets leave developed nations behind in race for renewable power

The state is targeting solar power in new houses but some question the true cost benefits

Microgrids enable businesses to function normally during outages caused by extreme weather

The industrial workhorse is an ideal base for building infrastructure and cutting costs

Environmentally conscious consumers have regulators to thank for reduced energy use

Self-generation of power by consumers means utility companies must reassess traditional supply models

Passive House buildings are set to cut power consumption dramatically

Different stimulus is needed to encourage carbon capture and storage