Business & Technology

Business & Technology

In his Wall Street Journal op-ed, Obama moves to the right on regulation

In today's Wall Street Journal, President Obama embraces a conservative frame for the coming discussion about the role of regulation.

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Millennials not looking for McMansions (unless they have to move back in with the parents)

Will Generation Y choose to live in smaller spaces and more walkable communities than their parents did?

The Climate Desk

Did we learn anything from the BP oil spill?

The National Oil Spill Commission has given marching orders on how to prevent another disaster. But will Congress listen?

Business & Technology

Report: Big solar thermal power's days are numbered

Competition from ever-cheaper photovoltaic panels could cool demand for solar thermal.

Business & Technology

Global investment in green energy hit record in 2010

Venture capitalists, corporations, and governments worldwide pouring $243 billion into wind farms, solar power, electric cars, and other technologies.

Business & Technology

California utility signs 831-megawatt photovoltaic farms deal

Seven new solar farms would have the capacity at peak output to power more than 540,000 homes.

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Deal signed in big China solar project

The world's largest photovoltaic project, a massive 2,000-megawatt solar power plant complex, is finally moving forward in China.

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Solar thermal industry set to boom

A new report says that employment in the solar thermal collector industry jumped 22 percent in 2009 from the previous year.

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$5-a-gallon gas can be good for the environment — if we seize the moment

John Hofmeister's prediction that gasoline prices could hit $5 per gallon represents an enormous challenge and an important opportunity.