Business & Technology

Climate & Energy

Global wind capacity up 20 percent in 2012 — thanks in part to the U.S.’ monster December

The U.S. added just under half of its new wind capacity in December, thanks to tumultuous politics.

Climate & Energy

Germany has more solar power because everyone wins

Here's the real reason for solar's big success in cloudy Deutschland.

Living

A fracking horror story: Do you know who owns what’s underneath your land?

More and more property owners are discovering what happens when frackers set their sights on underground minerals.

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.