Business & Technology

Photovoltaic factory town

Prop 23 threatens Silicon Valley's newest solar assembly line

American solar companies are building factories in California even though it would be far cheaper to make photovoltaic panels in China. Why? "The ecosystem is here," explains green tech investor Vinod Khosla. But that balmy …


Will BP and the White House become strange bedfellows in the Gulf?

Remember that $20 billion escrow account BP is creating to cover damages in the Gulf of Mexico? It's raising hackles with environmentalists.

Economic climate change

Silicon Valley: Prop 23 will kill off the Googles of green tech

With election season looming, battle lines are being drawn over Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative that would effectively repeal the state's landmark climate change law. "Electric Bills & Oil Spills: Will California Continue to …

Northeast Biodiesel, Born

Co-op capitalizes renewable energy businesses

Co-op Power, a renewable energy cooperative, broke ground on its newest green business, Northeast Biodiesel, last week.

Keep on Trucking

Nouvelle food trucks make fast food with slow values

Can local, sustainably grown, organic ingredients make street food actually good for us -- and the planet?

Roll of the ice

Greenland on the rocks, renewable energy gets stiffed again

The melting of Greenland could send cities like New Orleans under the sea. The $26 billion teacher-saving bill is bad news clean energy.

A tale of two cities

Colorado Springs goes dark, Lexington goes bright

Dickens begins his novel with the famous line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Were he writing today about the two American cities -- Lexington, Mass. and Colorado Springs, …


The spill is gone, but uncertainty haunts the Gulf

Will sea life be permanently damaged by the huge dose of crude? Will consumers ever eat anything that's been swimming around in that toxic soup?


BP collecting millions in government stimulus funds for California power plant

The oil spill bad guys are raking in taxpayer bucks to build a new Carbon Capture and Sequestration power plant in California.