Business & Technology

Business & Technology

The world’s fastest all-electric plane

A French pilot flew a plane powered only by electricity at more than 175 miles per hour, the fastest an all-electric plane has ever gone. That's much, much faster than other all-electric planes, which tend to be the type available …

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Live chat: How to build your deep-green MBA

Join us for a live chat on July 12 with Ralph Meima, MBA program director at Marlboro College. We're talking MBAs the green way. How do you build the best program for yourself? What are your options? How does it …

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Gigantic, gorgeous visualization of humanity's transport footprint on planet Earth

It's the Atlantic, as you've never seen it before: Cities are red, shipping routes blue, roads green and air networks in white. Click on the image to see the full map of the entire planet.

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EVs can climb every mountain…OK, just Pikes Peak

To prove that electric cars are just as bad-ass as run-of-the-mill, gas-powered, souped-up race cars, Nissan entered the Leaf in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This race is not for weenies: It requires drivers to cover 12.42 miles  and …

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How America just lost 1 million green(ish) jobs to Europe

Airbus racked up $50 billion more in orders at the Paris Air Show than Boeing. Maybe it's because Boeing lags far behind in fuel efficiency.

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Google's plan for cleantech world dominance says government policy is essential

Google set out to discover the effects of technological breakthroughs, and in the process discovered that strong government policies are key to accelerating their penetration into the market. Radical new battery technology and solar panels are great, but regular consumers …

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GM working on sexy new all-electric car for every country except U.S.

Germany, Korea, China, and now India are all venues for U.S. carmaking giant General Motors’ new all-electric hotness, the Chevrolet Beat.

Green Jobs

In defense of 'green jobs'

The phrase "green jobs" has been taken too literally by both advocates and detractors, leading to a bean-counting skirmishes that cast more heat than light.

Business & Technology

Finding a role for everyone in the sustainability revolution

Focus the Nation is trying to help young people find their place in the clean energy revolution, be it innovators, technician, storytellers, or politico.