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Smart Money Bets on the Smart Grid

The emphasis in alternative energy used to be on finding better ways to generate power. Now, it's on finding better ways to conserve energy and make the power grid more efficient. The so-called "smart grid" is key to that goal, and fortunes will be spent -- and made -- on making it a reality.

A Chat with a CEO on the Front Lines of Solar Power

Now the third largest independent solar-energy producer, Solar Power Partners has succeeded in completing projects in difficult funding environments. CEO Bob Powell says the Holy Grail -- achieving the same price for solar power generation as for coal or gas-fired -- is near.

Coke Shines in New Solar Deal

Coca-Cola announced another major green initiative, as the world's biggest beverage company pushes ahead with an aggressive green agenda. Coca-Cola will place a three megawatt solar installation on rooftops of two Coca-Cola buildings in Spain.