Business & Technology

Oil companies offer helpful tips on how their employees should vote

It's the latest in the classic tradition of subtle hints from the guys who sign the paychecks.

Ivanpah solar electric generating system

Despite GOP jeers, BrightSource succeeds in solar

Republicans want you to think Obama's clean-energy initiatives have been a failure, but they're wrong. Here's just one example of their success: innovative solar company BrightSource Energy.

solar on rooftops

The government finally figures out how much rooftop solar there is

In short: About four coal plants' worth.

We’re all guinea pigs: Film explores effects of living among untested chemicals

"The Human Experiment," narrated by Sean Penn, looks at the tens of thousands of untested chemicals that pervade our daily lives, the industry that wants to keep it that way, and the activists fighting back.

Will.i.am is turning plastic water bottles into pants, other stuff

The musician's company Ekocycle is partnering with companies like Levi Strauss to turn plastic bottles into useful items.

Warmer seas may release frozen methane into the sky forever

Which would be a bummer.

Internal documents show TransCanada hid pipeline flaws before 2011 explosion

Don't worry, though. Keystone is totally safe, except the part the company shut down last week.

WV coal protest: mine

Coal industry tanks as mining costs rise

Increased costs of extraction mean a tough situation for coal companies trying to fend off cheap natural gas.

oil refinery

As U.S. oil booms and refineries hum, why do we need a pipeline from Canada again?

Refineries are making money. Pipelines are being built. The U.S. oil industry is fiddling a fine tune as the climate burns.