Business & Technology

Nissan wants you to power your house with your electric car

What if you could buy power at night, when it's cheap, and run your house off it by day, when it's expensive (and, in Japan at least, in short supply)? Nissan wants to give customers …

China working on solar yaks

China is going to increase its solar capacity 10-fold in the next five years. Driving this solar great leap forward will be the "feed-in tariff" -- Chinese citizens who install solar panels will be paid …

Critical List: Wind power can be dangerous; the U.S. gets average marks on clean energy

Wind power's not entirely safe: A watchdog group warns that "one of these days, a turbine's going to fall on someone.” The U.S. gets a C for renewable energy development from an alternative energy analyst. …

Green Cars

Representative Issa, please step away from the car deal

Everyone wins in Barack Obama's clean car agreement. Why did House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Darrell Issa launch an investigation?

Cleantech

What's next for clean energy

If we play to America's strengths in innovation, entrepreneurship, and out-of-the-box thinking, we can make the most of clean energy.

LEDs can double as data transmitters, save even more energy

Here is one more totally awesome reason that we should be switching out incandescents for LED lightbulbs: a new technology means a single LED can transmit more data than a cellular tower. Prof. Harald Haas …

Making fuel-efficient cars will create hundreds of thousands of jobs

Jobs … who needs 'em? Not Congress, apparently. (The unemployed thank you for that debt deal! Or not.) But it turns out that the new fuel economy standards that President Obama announced last week will …

Here come Japan's post-nuclear model solar communities

If you thought Abu Dhabi's uber-green Masdar city was ambitious and/or doomed, just wait until you see what Japan's cooking up. In a pair of nearby cities in Hiroshima prefecture, Fukuyama and Onomichi, a coalition …

Issa wants cheaper cars, more climate change

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.), whose official role as chairman of the House oversight committee is to be an administrative gadfly, is investigating the new fuel economy standard the Obama administration announced last Friday. Issa …