Business & Technology

windy business

Offshore wind is finally — finally! — coming to the U.S. Here’s what you need to know.

Grist talks to the CEO of Deepwater wind, the first company to build an offshore wind farm in the United States.

Uncivil union

Big Labor has an identity crisis, and its name is Dakota Access

The AFL-CIO’s president threw his support behind the pipeline, dividing the country’s biggest union federation.

More like "the big battery," amirite?

NYC is the first city to adopt a target for energy storage.

It will help the city integrate more solar and wind power into its system and ultimately bring down carbon emissions.

Meat bubble

Major investment groups told food companies that meat is too risky.

People might just love meat to death.

Spaced Out

Elon Musk has a big idea to save civilization: Move it to Mars.

Why bother saving the planet you already have when you can just get a new one?

Nation-to-nation

Obama took up Standing Rock, albeit delicately, at his last Tribal Nations Conference.

The president passed on the opportunity to mention the Dakota Access pipeline, specifically.

California Dreamin'

California is betting $2 million that its traffic jams can generate electricity.

A similar Israeli pilot program failed -- unbeknownst to the California state representative who proposed the funding for it.

What's in a name?

Trump gives his classic right-wing energy plan a scary historical name

Scary, but accurate.

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Here are our reading recs to kick off six months of hibernation.

If you’re not planning to move your body for the foreseeable future, might as well keep the brain limber.