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How the Solar Decathlon Provides an Innovative Education

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 10.05.2015 | Green
Michael A. Moodian

In the biennial event, teams composed of college students from across the globe design, assemble and operate solar-powered homes. Students strive to create structures that are attractive, effective and energy-efficient.

Clean Tech A Priority In Chinese President's U.S. Visit

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — Discussing how U.S. and Chinese experts and businesses can collaborate on nuclear energy, smarter electricity use and other clea...

GE's Ecomagination Turns 10: How a Brand Can Be a Driver for Change

Dr. Alexander Haldemann | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Dr. Alexander Haldemann

Some consider Ecomagination a brand-makeover to solve a bad environmental reputation. Others call it a PR strategy. I believe Ecomagination is a best practice of how a brand can be a powerful driver of change.

How Cleaning Up China's Environment Can Also Be Good For Its Economy

Deborah Lehr | Posted 08.17.2015 | Green
Deborah Lehr

As pollution in China reaches crisis proportions, leading to a drag on the economy and a rise in social unrest, the government is taking bold steps to remedy the "airpocalypse" situation through a full-scale "war on pollution." One of the biggest challenges, however, will be the ability to finance this green revolution.

China's Environmental Crisis: A Billion Dollar Opportunity

Deborah Lehr | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Deborah Lehr

China is embarking on the most ambitious environmental reform program in history -- by necessity. China's environmental woes are nothing new, but they have hit an inflection point.

Fighting Climate Change Is Good for California's Economy

Steve Westly | Posted 07.10.2015 | Green
Steve Westly

California has been the epicenter of innovation in America over the last 100 years. Our companies have revolutionized the entertainment, agriculture, transportation and technology sectors. It is increasingly clear that clean energy is the next frontier in the innovation economy. California already has a head start.

New Yorkers, Times Have Changed: Charge Your Car or Fill It Up?

Maya Albanese | Posted 01.25.2015 | New York
Maya Albanese

In a city that is still recovering from the shock of empty gas pumps in the chaotic aftermath of Superstorm Sandy two years ago, there are obvious advantages to being free from reliance on the island's declining gas stations.

The Opportunity In The Difficulty

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Julie Fox Gorte

Climate change can bring out the best in us and help reinvigorate our economy. That's usually not the headline of a story about climate change, but it's a headline we can write if we want to.

The New Field Of Dreams

Tom Steyer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: American business and technology are our greatest assets in the fight against climate change -- and they are carving a path toward a clean energy future for this country.

At the American Renewable Energy Day Summit, a Call to Accelerate Solutions

Anna Shen | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Anna Shen

Can we truly speed up the world's transition to clean tech? Can America's splintered right and left find common ground on the climate debate? What is the best way forward for America to achieve energy security? Can the green sector really create jobs and economic opportunity?

Greenpeace Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Steve Horn | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

"Leasing Coal, Fueling Climate Change: How the federal coal leasing program undermines President Obama's Climate Plan" tackles the dark underbelly of a rule that only polices coal downstream at the power plant level and largely ignores the upstream and global impacts of coal production at-large.

As Clean Energy Goes Mainstream, Leadership Is Squarely Focused On States and Cities

Clint Wilder | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

The recently released 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index from Clean Edge, the research and advisory firm where I am senior editor, finds the U.S. clean-tech market making impressive strides in many areas, while still hampered by inaction and inertia in others.

Exploding the Myth That Government Can't Innovate

Clint Wilder | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

Government should not pick winners and losers. Public sector bureaucracy strangles entrepreneurship and innovation. Government can establish broad pol...

2014: The Maturation of Clean Tech

Clint Wilder | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

It's easy to point to the losses of VC dollars in clean tech (Tesla and SolarCity's successes notwithstanding) and declare the sector a failure -- and 2014 may bring winning IPOs from Opower, Nest Labs, and others. But that misses the much bigger picture of an industry growing up.

Kate Sheppard

Former Energy Official Disputes '60 Minutes' Segment On Clean Tech Crash | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "60 Minutes" last Sunday ran a segment on what it described as the "crash" of the clean tech industry, detailing perceived failures in g...

There's a Clean Tech Revolution -- Not a Crash

Sen. Robert Menendez | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
Sen. Robert Menendez

On Sunday, 60 Minutes concluded that we've seen a clean tech crash, but from where I sit, I see a thriving clean energy market. Clean tech is on the rise, lowering power bills, creating jobs, and helping us combat the threat of global climate change.

Innovation Earth: Innovation, Interrupted

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

It's now Day 8 of the government shutdown, and a lot of people are hurting. But some of the greatest suffering may ultimately come to our country collectively, as potentially groundbreaking climate and energy research -- not to mention policy -- is now put on hold.

Innovation Earth: The World As It Could Be

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

For three years, I wrote the green advice column for this page. As a lifelong environmentalist, penning my previous column, Eco Etiquette, was cathart...

States and Cities Are Where the Clean Tech Action Is

Clint Wilder | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Clint Wilder

In many ways, state and metro leadership in clean tech now extends even beyond the borders of the U.S. Some U.S. states - sometimes politically conservative ones - are now rivaling the world's leading clean-tech nations for preeminence in many areas.

Cleantech Investing: We Are Just Getting Started

Nancy Pfund | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Nancy Pfund

Co-authored by Noah Walker, Joint MBA/MEM Candidate at Yale University Americans are voting with their stock portfolios like never before. And they a...

MLPs and REITs Back in the Spotlight: Will Washington Finally Level the Playing Field?

Ron Pernick | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Ron Pernick

With hundreds of billions invested in conventional REITs and MLPs offering competitive returns, Washington should work in a bipartisan fashion to open up these investment structures as soon as possible.

When Clean Tech Got ... Complicated

AP | By JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 07.04.2013 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade ago, large investors in so-called clean technology had a straightforward goal: finance companies that would help eliminate ...

The Future of Renewable Energy: Interview With Bloomberg New Energy Finance CEO Michael Liebreich

James Grundvig | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
James Grundvig

One year, 200 analysts, 850 participants, and an energy report with surprising results came out of this year's Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Sum...

Earth Day 2013: Innovations in Clean Tech Are Transforming How We Do Everything

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Joan Michelson

Computers transformed how we do everything, and today, innovations in clean tech are transforming everything again -- including reducing the copious amounts of energy those ubiquitous computers use.

The Challenge of Climate Math

Andrew Winston | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

These are important numbers to wrap your head around, but what do they really mean for countries and companies? How fast do we have to change?