Business & Technology

Tilting at turbines

China takes the wind out of the U.S.

The inability of the U.S. to pass a climate change bill has made investing in wind projects a gamble. Meanwhile China has become the world wind leader.

Arguing with ghosts

Opponents of California's AB 32 rail against a law that doesn’t exist

Supporters of Prop 23 in California are citing bogus research when they criticize California's climate law, AB 32.

The Tennessee Paradox

Tennessee governor's race: Haslam vs. McWherter

Republican Bill Haslam, likely winner of Tennessee's gubernatorial race, hails from the oil biz but has a track record of supporting clean energy.

Gas guzzled

Electric cars expected to struggle for next decade

Electric cars are about to take the plunge into the market. But it doesn't look like they're going to make much of a splash for awhile. A long while.

Googling in the wind

Google exec explains Atlantic offshore wind investment [AUDIO]

Alison Stewart of PBS spoke with the dir. of green business operations for Google about Google's plan to invest $200M in a network for wind energy.

up sh*t creek with a plastic

Pooping out plastic not a painful process

Crap -- it's so versatile! It can heat your house, fertilize your garden, and power the grid. And now creative types have squeezed another use out of this universal human product -- turning it into …

Got $100 billion?

U.S. solar boom requires policy and money (not sunshine), says report

Germany became the world's solar stronghold by rewarding homeowners, businesses, and farmers for generating their own electricity. The U.S. could grow at a similar clip -- with the right policy.

in good company

Getting down to business on climate change

There is evidence the cutting edge of economic transformation will come not from Washington, but from the business sector.

The Pope-mobile runs on dirty fossil fuels

Art Pope's millions fund climate change denial

An investigation by Facing South finds that the Koch brothers, have a valuable ally in North Carolina: conservative benefactor Art Pope.