Business & Technology

Cold Comfort

How air-conditioning made America — and how it could break us all

AC may feel good but it comes with a host of problems.

Let the sunshine in

Liberal congresswoman explains why she has some misgivings about solar leasing

Rep. Yvette Clarke tells Grist the reason she signed a letter written by electric utility lobbyists.

mine over matter

Here’s how a post-coal Appalachia could thrive

Coal mining is disappearing in West Virginia and Kentucky. What will take its place?

Life in plastic, it's fantastic

What’s the most eco-friendly material for a 3D printer?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk churns out answers.

Blow it out your ass

Sorry, Trump: Scottish wind farm is going ahead despite you

The former reality TV star has been trying to stop a wind project near one of his golf courses, but he's now out of luck.

Tall tales

4 things Trump got very wrong in his convention speech

And that's just in the part about regulation and energy.

You get a bus and you get a bus!

“Tiny buses for everyone!” says Elon Musk

Tesla has a new master plan, now that everything else is going so well.

FUGLY

Walmart wants to sell you ugly fruits and veggies — and that’s a good thing

A new line of cosmetically challenged apples will be hitting stores soon.

Cities

Columbus: “No light rail for us, please — just loads and loads of driverless cars”

The city got a $40 million grant from the Department of Transportation ... that won’t be going toward mass transit.