Business & Technology

The N.Y. Times tells us how much energy the cloud uses — but not why it matters

Pollution and waste are bad. But the New York Times' new series doesn't explain the context in which the internet's pollution and waste exist.

Saudi Arabia turns to its other natural energy source: the sun

Plans to build a huge solar installation near Mecca could be the first step in a transition away from oil.

This bike just might go 100 miles per hour

When he rides his new bike, Graeme Obree must look like a man who's been abducted by aliens and is struggling to get out of the weird, clear pod in which they've stored him.

Chevron faces criminal investigation into attempts to hide pollution

The investigation focuses on the same refinery in Richmond, Calif., where last month's explosion occurred.

Shell sues Greenpeace because it can’t sue its own incompetence

The oil company that has done basically everything short of sinking its own boats is now suing Greenpeace, blaming the group for obstructing Arctic drilling.

Why is rooftop solar cheaper in Germany than in the U.S.?

A new survey has answers -- and they're not as obvious as you might expect.

Bike-powered e-waste recycler could keep your electronics from murdering the planet

It's basically a grinder, attached to a bike.

A man, a plan, a pipeline: The tycoon guiding Romney on energy

Reuters takes a detailed look at the politics of Harold Hamm -- meaning the politics of Mitt Romney.

Shell building world’s biggest ship that will sail on ever-higher seas

It will be a floating natural gas refinery, since we need more of those.