Business & Technology

My smart meter, my self

California's smart meter fears

No one said changing our century-old power system into a digital smart grid was easy. But Californias already bogged down in a fight over smart meters

it's electric, boogie woogie woogie!

They Might Be Giants riding in electric cars [VIDEO]

As a general -- and generally very reliable -- rule, songs about green issues suck. Which makes it that much more refreshing to find this fun and catchy anthem about electric vehicles from the band They Might Be Giants. Won't you take this song for a ride?

The eBay of solar

California moves to set up auction market for green energy

California licensed the first U.S. large-scale solar thermal power plant in two decades, and it's building three big solar farms in the Mojave Desert

doctor's alders

Swapping health care for people to get health care for forests

If we want carbon-sequestering forests to be the picture of health, perhaps we've been barking up the wrong tree. A nonprofit and a health insurance provider have an idea that may help keep the forest for the trees.

Trucks stop here

Three mobile vendors that are 'Feeding the City' one quick, guilt-free snack at a time

The Bay Area's Primo's Parilla and Let's Be Frank, along with People's Pops of New York, are making tasty, mid-priced food from quality ingredients.

'Wiches brew

Walmart, Tyson recall 380,000 pounds of tainted 'deli meats'

Walmart transforms Tyson's meat into millions of "Marketside Grab and Go sandwiches." And somehow they're carrying a bad, bad bug called Listeria.

bag of tricks

Eco-amnesia costs the U.S. $20 billion a year

California stands to pass a ban on single-use plastic bags. Opponents claim it will doom consumers because it's so hard to remember to bring reusable bags shopping. Seriously?

"He deserves the win"

Prius will no longer be silent under 5 mph

The silent approach of the Prius' hybrid-electric motor is legendary. It's even managed to establish itself as the weapon of choice in modern TV duels. But some noisy news from Toyota shows that's all about to change.

California greening

Anti-Prop 23 campaign taps out-of-state donors

Opponents of California Prop 23, which would suspend the state's climate bill AB 32, are moving beyond clean tech and hitting up out-of-state donors.