Business & Technology

As the caulk crows

Energy efficiency: the unsung hero of our times

As our economy continues to sputter, one little-noticed industry has been booming for a while now: energy efficiency.

A lot better than a lump of coal

Carbon accountants stand to profit from EPA plan to regulate emissions

For a host of startups that make software to manage corporate carbon emissions, the EPA action is a holiday gift that will keep on giving year-round.

‘Tis the season to manufacture

Why 'Made in America' is the gift that keeps on giving

We offer here our "holiday wish list" for American workers to preserve an innovation-led economy that makes stuff and creates good jobs here at home.

Put your money where your metro is

Will we make the needed investment in the nation's cities?

The nation's metro areas could be centers of innovation, green jobs, and low-carbon technology. So why do we treat them like stepchildren?

Solar City

Blue-collar desert town goes green

Lancaster, Calif., has embarked on a program to solarize the community -- and that includes the home ballpark of the minor-league Lancaster JayHawks.

follow the money

Reducing (massive) fossil-fuel subsidies as key as carbon price in the climate fight

In a low-key way, the last few days at the Cancun climate talks accomplished more than I have seen at a climate meeting for some time.

Mug ring busted

Helpful raw-milk-drinking mom threatened with prosecution

For the last seven years, Rae Lynn Sandvig, a mother of four, has been helping a local dairy farmer distribute unpasteurized milk to 35 or 40 friends and neighbors in the Minneapolis suburbs. Then she …

It's raining ten, hallelujah!

Top 10 green stories of 2010

From California to China, Bill Clinton to Jonathan Franzen, Monsanto to BP, denial to death, here are the stories that mattered most this year.

Photovoltaic finish

California approves more Big Solar projects

The California Energy Commission on Wednesday approved two more big solar thermal power plants, ending the year having green-lighted a total of nine projects that would generate 4,142.5 megawatts if all were built.