Business & Technology

Congressional Republicans attack another job-creating American company

In their quest to find the next next next next next Solyndra, congressional Republicans are now attacking thriving, growing American clean-energy projects.

Rio hangover: 50,000 people rallied for the Earth Summit. Did it do any good?

We came, we saw, we spent hours and hours stuck in Rio’s mythic traffic jams. Here's what we have to show for it.

Coal companies routinely win ‘competitive bids’ against no competition

These government-run auctions have cost taxpayers almost a billion dollars a year over the past three decades.

Fight poverty. End fossil fuel subsidies

Our leaders in Rio must agree to stop propping up polluting industries, and instead invest in the kind of green economy that creates a pathway out of poverty.

Finally, a good use for drones: Catching poachers

Conservationists are taking a page from the U.S. government in the fight against poaching — they’re sending in the drones. Already in use in Indonesia and soon to be in the air in Nepal, the drones can monitor protected areas …

Here’s a fuel cell that runs on brain juice

Whatever, Google Glasses; I’m holding out for the Google brain implant. And that just got a little more plausible, thanks to new technology for fuel cells that run off of blood sugar. In theory, if you popped one of these babies …

Electric cars: A shopper’s cheat sheet

There are plenty of EV models to choose from these days, which makes for a complicated decision. Here's a table with basic stats on the major electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

Bus-ted: Romney takes anti-clean energy stance to six states with 418k green jobs

Mitt Romney begins a bus tour today across six states where green jobs are far from illusory.

Smarter than a Smart car: A Smart e-bike

Quick, what’s smarter and cuter and more awesome than a Smart car? We’re going to go with a Smart bike, the tiny car’s even-tinier electric bike sibling. The bike’s won all kinds of design awards, and it’s no surprise. It …