Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Signs of movement

Heather Smith (on Twitter, @strangerworks) is interested in the various ways that humans try to save the environment: past, present, and future.

power trip

Is Apple trying to be your iUtility?

Apple can sell electricity now. What next?

commuter programming

Forget free wi-fi: America just wants buses that show up on time

Transit officials bribe riders with high-tech perks, when they really just want a fast, reliable way to get around.

Suckers

Are giant suction cups the key to cheap wind power?

Sometimes the future looks like a toilet plunger, and that's OK.

buggin' out

The 4 most scandalous charges against Volkswagen

New York's lawsuit paints the car company as one big pajama party of deception.

You get a bus and you get a bus!

“Tiny buses for everyone!” says Elon Musk

Tesla has a new master plan, now that everything else is going so well.

bright spot

Obama tries to revive a grassroots solar program

Now it should be easier for homeowners to put panels on their roofs.

Election Guide ★ 2016

Launching the cleantech space race: A preflight checklist for candidates

From exporting cleantech to upgrading the grid, here’s how to kickstart the renewable revolution.

More like "car-driving selves"

What’s the point of self-driving cars if you still have to drive them?

Tesla's Autopilot mode isn't actually meant to auto-pilot, the company says.

Business & Technology

Trader Joe’s: Looks adorable, passes gas like a climate villain

The EPA just dinged the chain for its criminally leaky refrigerators.