Business & Technology

Business & Technology

Have coal companies been ripping Americans off even more than we already knew?

The Interior Department is investigating whether coal companies have been dodging royalty payments for coal mined from public land.

Climate & Energy

As emissions drop, Northeast tightens its cap-and-trade system

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative plans to slash the amount of allowable climate pollution. Conservatives, of course, are complaining.

Climate & Energy

Exelon issues dumbest threat in the history of dumb threats

Guys, we don't want to scare you, but building more wind turbines might kill off nuclear plants.

Business & Technology

Attention investors: Climate policy could knock off half the value of fossil fuel companies

A recent report from HSBC Global Research finds that serious climate policy could reduce the value of large fossil fuel companies by half.

Business & Technology

This cooking pot charges your gadgets while heating your soup

The PowerPot charges your phone while you cook. Because let's face it. Without your phone, you are nothing.

Business & Technology

Ohio revokes drilling license of company caught dumping fracking fluid in the sewer

When there's a lot of money to be made, a lot of people of varying commitment to ethical behavior will show up.

Climate & Energy

Renewables cheaper than coal in Australia — a preview of things to come

"The perception that fossil fuels are cheap and renewables are expensive is now out of date," says the head of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Politics

Outgoing energy secretary denies lurid allegations from prominent news outlet

Steven Chu was forced to rebut allegations of an extramarital affair on Facebook.

Business & Technology

Oil companies aren’t happy that the government is making them fix defective offshore rig parts

Sniffle sniffle.