Business & Technology

Climate & Energy

Energy CEO: Solar should break up with wind, date natural gas, have distributed babies

David Crane of NRG, a supporter of distributed energy, thinks wind and solar will part ways because wind needs transmission and distributed solar doesn't.

Climate & Energy

The smart money is on renewable energy

Fossil fuel cheerleaders take note: Clean energy ain't going nowhere -- and it may prove to be the better bet in the long run.

Business & Technology

The worst part about BP’s oil-spill cover-up: It worked

Here's what BP doesn't want you to know about the use of Corexit after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

Business & Technology

Facebook’s new roof is greener, more expensive than yours

Facebook is putting an amazing green roof on its new building in Menlo Park. It's going to be big and elaborate. You can only see it if you get a job at Facebook.

Living

Ask Umbra: Watts up with lightbulbs?

A reader wonders which type of lightbulb is greenest. Umbra sheds some light.

Business & Technology

Fracking drives potentially explosive demand for potentially explosive ammonia factories

You know that ammonia plant that blew up in Texas? The U.S. could soon be home to a lot more of those, thanks to low natural gas prices.

Climate & Energy

Wisconsin left way, way behind in wind energy boom

Wisconsin added just 18 megawatts of wind power capacity in 2012, compared with more than 100 in Michigan and more than 300 in Ohio.

Climate & Energy

Keystone kartoon: The animated history of the Keystone XL oil pipeline

You've seen our illustrated history of the Keystone XL pipeline. Now, you can enjoy it with snazzy sound effects.

Climate & Energy

This bipartisan energy-efficiency bill might actually be able to pass Congress

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman have a new bill that aims to improve efficiency in commercial buildings, manufacturing, and the federal government.