American solar companies are building factories in California even though it would be far cheaper to make photovoltaic panels in China. Why? "The ecosystem is here," explains green tech investor Vinod Khosla. But that balmy business climate will change if California voters pass Prop 23 in November.
Remember that $20 billion escrow account BP is creating to cover damages in the Gulf of Mexico? It's raising hackles with environmentalists.
With election season looming, battle lines are being drawn over Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative that would effectively repeal the state's landmark climate change law. "Electric Bills & Oil Spills: Will California Continue to be a Clean Energy Leader?" was the title of a gathering Tuesday at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters. Attendees were less concerned about Prop 23's environmental consequences than its potential to derail California's green tech revolution.
Co-op Power, a renewable energy cooperative, broke ground on its newest green business, Northeast Biodiesel, last week.
Can local, sustainably grown, organic ingredients make street food actually good for us -- and the planet?
The melting of Greenland could send cities like New Orleans under the sea. The $26 billion teacher-saving bill is bad news clean energy.
Dickens begins his novel with the famous line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Were he writing today about the two American cities -- Lexington, Mass. and Colorado Springs, Colo. -- he might say, “It was the brightest of towns, it was the dimmest of towns.” In this case, bright and dim refer quite literally to light levels, but also to the decision making of two very different sets of civic leaders.
Will sea life be permanently damaged by the huge dose of crude? Will consumers ever eat anything that's been swimming around in that toxic soup?
The oil spill bad guys are raking in taxpayer bucks to build a new Carbon Capture and Sequestration power plant in California.
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