Energy

Why oh why must it be this way?

Trump’s economic plan: Free your miners and the jobs will follow

Donald Trump's latest plan is vague, radically right-wing, and filled with false promises.

frenemies

Big Oil is backing Hillary Clinton. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

She's raking in twice as much oil money as Trump.

No Fracking, No Fracking Pipelines

Something is happening in the Delaware River watershed, something important and inspiring. Yesterday over 100 people from dozens of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware groups joined together in one of the most empowering actions I’ve been part of …

Business & Technology

New technology could make your cell phone battery last twice as long

a company called Eta Devices, which spun out of MIT, has figured out how to make your phone's power amplifier much more efficient.

This light switch forces kids to save energy through emotional manipulation

This dimmer switch smiles when the lights are off and frowns when they're on.

Thoughts on economic growth and energy slaves

Increased access to energy seems responsible for much of the economic growth of the last two centuries. That raises an unsettling question about future growth.

Climate & Energy

U.S. exit signs use as much power as West Virginia

The country's 100 million lighted exit signs use 30 to 35 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity every year

Living

Your CD collection is greener than Spotify

A new report crunched the numbers on your Spotify habit and concluded that it's terrible for energy consumption.

Living

One more way your plane flights are killing everybody

Remember when cars used to give off disgusting clouds of lead-laden smoke? Planes still do that. Some of them do, at least — in particular, those nasty little planes that rich people fly because car traffic is for suckers. According …