Business & Technology

Business & Technology

The sharing economy: Grist’s theme for January

When we start substituting sharing for buying, fascinating changes -- disruptions, opportunities, and maybe even climate benefits -- can follow. We'll explore them this month.

Climate & Energy

Colorado to scrutinize oil and gas pollution

The state, which is seeing lots of fossil-fuel extraction, plans to test water near drilling sites and study methane emissions.

Business & Technology

Oil company foils government inspectors with high-tech gadgets (coffee filters)

Shell Alaska is busy taking notes.

Business & Technology

The sharing economy, from soup to nuts

Tool libraries! Coworking spaces! Car sharing! The “collaborative consumption” revolution is upon us. Here’s what you need to know to take part.

Politics

Lisa Jackson blasts D.C. on her way out, while Chamber of Commerce shrugs and lobbies

Two statements from two leaders provide a stark, disconcerting portrait of American energy policy.

Climate & Energy

Shell probably spilled fuel in an important Arctic bird habitat, of course

Rescue boats on-board the Kulluk appear to have damaged fuel tanks, potentially leaking hundreds of gallons of diesel.

Politics

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo lays out a plan to fight climate change, increase clean energy

In his State of the State address, Cuomo calls for $1 billion in green-economy funds, an electric-car charging network, and a tighter CO2 cap.

Politics

Va. governor: Tax alternative fuel vehicles, not gasoline

The revenue lost will be made up by an increase in taxes on transit riders, among others.

Climate & Energy

America’s oil imports to hit 25-year low by 2014

Thanks to our domestic oil boom, "petroleum engineer" has become one of the hottest jobs in the country.