Business & Technology

Business & Technology

Sex: the next ethical industry?

Few sectors rival the global economic importance of sex, but so far sustainability professionals have left it completely untouched.

Business & Technology

Fossil energy knows it's a full contact game — does cleantech?

Cleantech investors, executives, and leaders have a lot at stake, and they should pay attention to dirty energy's increasingly aggressive attacks.

Business & Technology

Solar developers race clock as sun sets on lucrative incentives

Time is running out for solar developers seeking federal cash grants for major projects.

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The FDA's crackdown on small cheesemakers fails to turn up many bugs

While the FDA has forced the shutdown of small cheese makers Estrella and Morningland, most of its pathogen hunts have come up empty-handed.

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Fantastic solar plastic breakthrough

One of the holy grails of solar power -- ultrathin, efficient solar panels that can be attached to just about anything -- may finally be ready for prime time.

The Climate Desk

Indonesia’s billion-dollar climate experiment

Can rich nations pay Indonesia, a corruption-riddled government, to protect its rainforests?

Business & Technology

Climate Change Deniers Will Go Hungry Too

Trying to get investors and policymakers to focus on things we can all agree on, such as saving energy and money or creating domestic renewable energy jobs, I have refused to engage the climate change skeptics. After all, it’s somewhat …

Business & Technology

Response to the electricity industry's timeline of environmental regulations

After years of delay, the EPA is working to reduce dangerous and toxic pollutants released to the air and water by electric power plants.

Business & Technology

Seattle and Oslo companies form venture to build solar farms

When you think of solar powerhouses, Seattle and Oslo do not exactly come to mind, what with their often-gray skies and location in the northern latitudes. But both have been a hotbed of green tech innovation. Now, two solar companies …