Todd Woody

Todd Woody is an environmental and technology journalist based in California who writes for The New York Times, Quartz, and other publications.

frackin' busted

Tech startup’s pollution detector aids enviro justice group

If you had been driving through North Texas this week you might have seen a white Dodge Sprinter van circling some of the natural gas …

Better than sliced bread?

Bloom: Thinking inside the box

The Bloom Energy Servers installed at eBay’s headquarters in San Jose. Photo: Todd WoodyGreen tech had its Google moment this week in Silicon Valley when …

No money down!

Creative borrowing spurs commercial retrofits

On the heels of San Francisco’s announcement last week that it plans to spend $150 million greening up homes, comes a new report that studies …

Picking up the PACE

San Francisco commits $150 million to green homes

Monday night I was having drinks in downtown San Francisco with some seriously smart people — top-level IBM scientists and strategists involved in Big Blue’s …

Distribute This

The little solar that could

I spotted a rare critter on the streets of San Francisco this week — a smiling, optimistic businessperson. Then again, Ron Kenedi is in the …

iMeter

Smart meters save energy, water, and dollars

Flickr via Pink Sherbet PhotographyThe other day I came home to find a colorful flyer on my front door proclaiming, “Your meter just got smarter.” …

Thar she blows

A gust of energy

Photo courtesy obrien26382 via Flickr The great hope for powering a sustainable world is renewable energy. The great barrier to powering a sustainable world is …

The next great leap forward

China powers the global green tech revolution

Forget Red China. It’s Green China these days — at least when it comes to making big renewable deals. eSolar power plant. Friday night, a …

IT'S BEEN SEEING THE MOON ON THE SIDE?

Solar energy’s dirty little secret

Solar energy has long been one of the great hopes for fighting climate change and liberating the world from fossil fuels. And it’s easy to …