Green Jobs

Politics

Congressional Republicans attack another job-creating American company

In their quest to find the next next next next next Solyndra, congressional Republicans are now attacking thriving, growing American clean-energy projects.

Green Jobs

Fight poverty. End fossil fuel subsidies

Our leaders in Rio must agree to stop propping up polluting industries, and instead invest in the kind of green economy that creates a pathway out of poverty.

Green Jobs

Bus-ted: Romney takes anti-clean energy stance to six states with 418k green jobs

Mitt Romney begins a bus tour today across six states where green jobs are far from illusory.

Business & Technology

Crowdsourced solar gets a nod — and a check — from the Department of Energy

Oakland's Solar Mosaic received a grant of up to $2 million to bring it's crowdsourced solar installation model to scale.

Business & Technology

Clean energy investments climb, along with Big Oil’s blood pressure

OK, well maybe they're not overly worried just yet. But the investment trend – particularly in the United States – is encouraging.

Green Jobs

Romney implies Colorado has no green jobs, even though the state has over 70,000

In a speech in Colorado, Mitt Romney asked where the state's promised clean energy jobs were. Actually, Colorado has over 70,000 green jobs.

Politics

Greens break silence, ask Obama to attend Earth Summit

A coalition of 22 groups representing environmentalists, doctors, scientists, and American Indian tribes tells the president it’s time for him to lead on sustainability.

Election 2012

Could Romney’s scorn for wind power hurt him in the heartland?

Mitt Romney promises to revoke federal support for the wind industry. That might not go over well in swing states like Iowa, where the booming wind sector has wide, bipartisan support.

Living

Elm caretaker to be buried in coffin made from beloved elm

Frank Knight spent decades keeping Herbie, New England’s tallest elm tree, alive. The tree lived for 217 years and under Knight’s care survived 14 bouts of Dutch Elm diseases. Two years ago, the tree had to come down. At the time, Knight was 101. As the Associated Press reports: “His time has come,” Knight told The Associated Press at the time. “And mine is about due, too.”

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