Business & Technology

Business & Technology

Somehow, the renewable sector in Sicily was infiltrated by the mob

I'll withhold judgment until I see if the Mafia can do for solar what it did for Jersey garbage collection.

Business & Technology

Nebraska governor signs off on new Keystone XL pipeline route; TransCanada laughs maniacally

One of the last obstacles to building the pipeline is now removed.

Business & Technology

Exxon makes up with Iraq just in time for the discovery of a billion barrels of oil

The company's recent deal with Kurdistan angered Iraqi leaders. The new discovery shows the value to Exxon in making amends.

Climate & Energy

Will this be the year that Davos attendees fight to protect the climate?

A new report from the World Economic Forum suggests that $14 trillion in investment is needed to halt climate change. Will it happen?

Climate & Energy

America doesn’t import its oil from where you think it does

And the source of oil differs depending on the region of the country you live in.

Climate & Energy

140 nations — including the U.S. — agree on treaty to slash use of mercury

The U.N. agreement -- still to be signed -- would cut mercury in power production and common manufacturing processes.

Business & Technology

Baby, you can drive my car: How car sharing teaches us to be good neighbors

Remember when technology was going to shred our social fabric? Well, here’s an example of how it might be doing just the opposite.

Living

Ask Umbra: Should I sell my Exxon stock?

A reader wonders if it’s unethical to hang on to Big Oil stocks, and if shareholder activism does any good. Umbra offers some centsible advice.

Business & Technology

In Detroit, automakers gear up to meet new fuel-efficiency standards

On display at the Detroit Auto Show is evidence of gas guzzlers adopting fuel-saving technology made famous by the Prius.