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Trump Declares End To 'War On Coal,' But Utility Companies Aren’t Buying It

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 04.05.2017 | Politics

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations, he said it would end America’s ...

Utilities Exert Influence Through Universities to Sway Regulatory and Political Debate

Gabe Elsner | Posted 01.21.2017 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Through university courses, conferences, and reports facilitated by academic staff, the utility industry and its trade association, the Edison Electric Institute, have boosted lobbying efforts targeting state government officials and decision makers.

Targeting Climate Change: The Solutions to CO2 Emissions are Out There

XPRIZE | Posted 01.20.2017 | Green

By Paul Bunje We at XPRIZE take aim at the world's Grand Challenges and inspire people to solve them. Among these challenges, climate change stands...

Burning Issues: A Massive Solar Project Responds to Its Critics

XPRIZE | Posted 01.13.2017 | Green

It's been nearly two years since the world's largest concentrating solar power plant, located near I-15 deep in California's Mohave Desert, celebrated its grand opening in February 2014.

Playing Ostrich to Climate, One Utility Reinvests in Coal -- And One Thing You Can Do About It

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Anne Butterfield

Carbon dioxide emissions cannot be ignored! The truest environmental value would be to ditch these two coal plants altogether.

The Changing Face of Electricity Supply

Llewellyn King | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Llewellyn King

Management theory says, "Stick to what you know. Don't stray from you core business." That's all well and good, but what happens when the core is changing and it's no longer a reliable source of profit and continuity?

Here Are Some Secrets From HP, Unilever And Other Highly Sustainable Companies

Posted 03.03.2015 | Business

As we all know, the climate is warming. In fact, it’s doing so about 10 times faster than it ever has in the past 65 million years, and it’s easy ...

Carbon, Climate And Disrupting The Energy Market

David Crane | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
David Crane

There is a cliché in business: "What you don't measure, you won't accomplish." In sports, hockey great Wayne Gretzky expressed this as, "You miss 100...

Why Going Green Is One Of The Smartest Financial Decisions You Can Make

Posted 06.10.2015 | Green

Between the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, October as National Energy Action Month, and mid-term elections on the horizon, now is the perfect time of...

7 Facts That Prove Your Day-To-Day Choices Can Actually Have An Environmental Impact

Posted 06.09.2015 | Green

Everyone thinks their contribution to being sustainable won’t make a difference. That is simply untrue. The power of one person “going green”...

Zach Carter

Iowa Senate Candidate Earned Millions Leading Company That Paid No Taxes | Zach Carter | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Jacobs, a top GOP contender for the seat of departing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (D), made more than $34 million as a top executive at Re...

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Model: "Will It Matter?"

Joan Michelson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Joan Michelson

Vice Admiral Michele Howard, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, who was interviewed at ARPA-E by The Atlantic's Steve Clemons, gives us hope that diversity could be a secret weapon to shift calcified -- and white-male-dominated -- industries into innovation overdrive.

The Arab Oil Embargo, Sandy, and Adapting to New Realities

Clint Wilder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

This month marks the anniversaries of two notable events, decades apart yet related in terms of historical impact, awareness of vulnerability, and challenge to business as usual: the Arab oil embargo 40 years ago and Superstorm Sandy, which hit the Northeast on Oct. 29 last year.

Lucia Graves

Industry At Odds With GOP 'War On Coal' Rhetoric | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama laid out a broad climate change package earlier this week, Republican opponents accused him of waging a war ...

The Solar Bowl: The NFL Adds a Bit More Green to the Gridiron

Rhone Resch | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

As you reflect on the this year's Super Bowl, take a moment to think about the individual stadiums competing in the Solar Bowl. Their commitment to tap into our largest source of energy in the US -- solar energy -- is a clear example of how individual leaders are moving America forward.

Highlights From the Front Lines of the New Ecosystem of Innovation

Joan Michelson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Joan Michelson

I had the privilege of moderating a stellar on "The New Ecosystem of Innovation" at the recent Greenbiz VERGE conference in San Francisco. My panelis...

Washington's New Power Couple Proves America's Energy Future Is Changing

David Crane | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
David Crane

As the solar market becomes even more developed we expect that barriers that once may have hindered more widespread acceptance will be reduced.

Redskins Plan To Install Thousands Of Solar Panels At Stadium

Posted 09.12.2011 | Green

With the NFL lockout still in full-swing, free agency, training camp schedules, and a host of other factors are on hold. As negotiations continue t...

Louisiana Power Plants Say They're Prepared For Quakes

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Seeing Northeast Japan in ruins is a jarring reminder of lives lost to killer waves and storm surge in Louisiana and of past power outages and hurrica...

Coal Ash Threatens Water From Baton Rouge Southwards

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana residents may think coal ash is for Appalachia to fret about. But ash from a coal-fueled power plant north of Baton Rouge is threatening drinking water along the Mississippi River.

Business America Lights a Candle for Copenhagen

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan A. Schein

There are many in the corporate realm who "get it" -- that's why they're finding new and innovative ways to combat climate change.