Business & Technology

Green Jobs

Red states, green jobs

It's too bad conservative lawmakers want to shut the South's booming clean economy down, since green jobs fight poverty in the region.

Biofuel

Wall Street and ethanol cause starvation, say scientists

Today's supervillains are soooo boring. If only they'd wear tights and touch entrapped damsels’ hair in a way that made us uncomfortable, we'd be up for patriotically pistol-whipping them, Captain America style. Instead we find out that Wall Street and …

Politics

Rep. Cliff Stearns is against energy subsidies that aren't to oil companies

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), the Republicans' point man on Solyndra, says he's against subsidies to energy industries. What he meant was clean energy industries.

Business & Technology

Obama rips GOP defeatism: ‘I’m not going to surrender to other countries’

Republicans are using Solyndra as an excuse to dismiss clean energy manufacturing in the U.S. Obama doesn't give up so easily.

Green Jobs

David Roberts talks green jobs with EnergyNow! [VIDEO]

David Roberts sat down with the folks at EnergyNow! to discuss "green jobs." Here's the video.

Video

Detroit everyman uses DIY moxie to turn his town into a solar mecca

Dave Strenski, resident of Detroit exurb Ypsilanti, got it into his head that he would help the local food co-op reduce its bills by installing solar panels on its roof. And he didn't let his complete lack of experience with …

Business & Technology

Plane flies 200 miles in two hours on just electricity

Pipistrel-USA's Taurus G4 won the NASA's CAFE Green Flight Challenge (top prize $1.35 million!) by flying 200 miles in under two hours, using an amount of electricity equivalent to less than two gallons of gas. Google sponsored the competition, which …

Politics

Sen. Lamar Alexander on making bipartisan energy progress

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) tells Grist why he's crossing party lines to slash energy company subsidies and pour money into cleantech research.

Green Jobs

Green jobs by the numbers

Cleantech sectors saw explosive growth in 2003-2010, despite the Great Recession.