1. RENEWABLE ENERGY
Germany finds delays and surprises entering a post-nuclear world
MUNICH -- Germany's push to radically remake its energy system by abandoning nuclear and embracing clean energy is threatened by delays in grid investments and, paradoxically, the success of its solar industry.
With push from tax break, wind industry slowly moves out of the doldrums
More than six months after Congress extended a vital tax break for U.S. wind energy developers, the industry is showing signs of strengthening as electric utilities and high-profile companies such as Wal-Mart, Google, Microsoft and Apple chart their growth strategies around the use of wind and other renewable energy resources.