Business & Technology

In a green economy, even the non-green jobs are green

Has touting 'green jobs' been a mistake?

Has promoting green job creation instead of focusing on the environmental benefits really been the best political strategy?

Does this make my asphalt look fat?

Shell serves up a tasty crude oil 'salad'

Now I like a good vinaigrette, but this old Shell ad is a little too heavy on the oil for me. Petrole-yum?

Headless chicken companies

Revelations from the House egg-recall hearing

On Wednesday, the House hauled in major players from the 550-million egg recall. Some squawked like caged hens. Others kept their beaks shut. Analysis follows.

Taxes to grind

Big Oil and green groups slug it out in dueling ad campaigns

'Tis the season for attack ads. We're already getting a taste from dueling campaigns featuring Big Oil whining about "energy taxes" and green groups calling them on it.

Watts Up?

GE plugs into Better Place, Sharp buys California solar developer

General Electric and Sharp just hooked up with two green tech startups: Better Place and Recurrent Energy.

Utility player

Fortune 500 energy and enviro veteran named chair of solar startup

In any industry, there are turning points that bear watching. BrightSource Energy, a California solar developer, announced John E. Bryson as its new chair.

Rooftop sale

Walmart says thin (solar) is in

By partnering with a US solar firm to install photovoltaic panels on 30 stores, Walmart gives U.S. solar a big boost in its competition with China.

Don't count your chickens if you can't count

The feds' oil-spill number games

Initial government estimates about the size of the Gulf oil spill were low -- way, way low.

Switching fields

Signs of a reverse brain drain, from finance to farms

Holton Farms' Community Supported Agriculture program is unusual for several reasons, not least because it's being run by a former Credit Suisse banker.