Business & Technology

Chicago’s notorious Fisk and Crawford coal plants go offline

Chicago will no longer be the only major U.S. city with two coal plants operating within its borders, and that means vast improvements in the health of local residents.

Curtain rises on California’s planned carbon market

From big emitters to tomato tinners, over 100 California businesses got their first taste of cap-and-trade. Here's how it works.

These are basically treasure maps for renewable energy

Detailed maps of the best places for solar, wind, and geothermal are basically guaranteed to make you rich.

People think cloud computing involves actual clouds

We know that people often confuse weather and climate, but apparently a lot of people also confuse weather and weather-related metaphors.

Frackers’ faulty concrete leads to methane in Pennsylvania wells

But don't worry, folks. The industry says this rarely happens. So the odds that your water is flammable are pretty low.

Obama administration finalizes 54.5 mpg standard for automobiles

With support from car manufacturers and unions, the new standard promises to save Americans $1.7 trillion at the gas pump.

Romney includes one wind rep on his 50-person Colorado energy task force

It's almost like he doesn't want to hear what the wind industry has to say.

Republican convention flooded with corporate money

A big storm has hit Tampa after all: Hurricane Benjamins.

Contrarian conservationist: Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist riles old-school greens

Biologist Peter Kareiva says conservationists are too focused on restoring pristine nature. Instead, he says, they need to think about creating a future we can all live with.