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Greenpeace Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Steve Horn | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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.

An 'Enlightened' Kuwait Boycotts Israel at International Energy Event in Abu Dhabi

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

In another "interesting" move for the planet, Kuwait decided to boycott an international energy event in Abu Dhabi because Israelis would be there. Th...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2013

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

This year, like recent years, saw some continuation of big trends: with a few exceptions, the international policy community keeps failing to come to a meaningful agreement on 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.

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 ...

Clean Tech and the Big Turnaround

Ron Pernick | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Ron Pernick

Just when you thought climate as a driver was dead, Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard, and statistics confirmed the hottest year on record in the U.S. But it's less the strange weather, and more the devastation left in its path, that's the big deal here.

Climate Advice to New York City: Act Like an Island

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.02.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

With billions of federal dollars flowing toward the shores of New York and New Jersey, isn't it about time for politicians and civic leaders to sit down with the new kid on the block and come to an understanding of who is really in charge here?

Five Clean-Tech Actions for President Obama

Ron Pernick | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Ron Pernick

Now that the election is over, what steps can the president and new Congress take to ensure our nation's ongoing clean-energy leadership? Here are five actions for Mr. Obama that, if implemented, we believe would supercharge the U.S.'s clean-tech economy.

Politicians Who Deny Climate Change Cannot Be "Pro-Business"

Andrew Winston | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

It finally seems to be dawning on many Americans that there's something to this climate change thing. The historic drought has been hard to ignore. While belief in a long-term trend because it's hot out right now is a bit ridiculous, it's a start.

Israel's Honeycomb Collectors Keep Houses Warm in Cold Climates

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Israel is the land of milk and honey -- and solar water heaters. Taking the idea of solar thermal hot water heaters to the next level is Tigi Solar, a new Israeli company that was inspired by the busy bee.

Five Apps to Make NYC Greener: Built in a Weekend

Rachel Sterne | Posted 09.02.2012 | New York
Rachel Sterne

Can an app make New York City greener? It can if it influences the little decisions that New Yorkers make every day -- things like recycling a bottle instead of throwing it in the trash, or biking to work instead of driving.

Every Day is Earth Day in L.A.

Laura Berland-Shane | Posted 04.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Laura Berland-Shane

L.A.'s challenges (traffic, pollution, an aging infrastructure and electricity grid) are creating enormous opportunities for businesspeople who see an immense economic opportunity in clean technology.

Setting Unrealistic Expectations to Commemorate Earth Day

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Joan Michelson

This progress is too slow and not audacious enough. We need Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG). What has to happen to flip the current energy paradigm, where oil is 3.6 percent of our energy consumption?

Aaron Sankin

PHOTOS: California's First Green Tech High School Faces Hurdles

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.14.2011 | San Francisco

In California, the only thing more popular than education are green jobs, so any combination of the two should be nothing short of unassailable. (...

Paving the Way for U.S. Clean Tech Growth With International Climate Finance

Stephanie Praus | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Stephanie Praus

The U.S. should embrace international investment as a means to bolster domestic industry if it hopes to compete in the global clean energy race.

GOP Presidential Candidates on Clean Energy and Climate Change

Donnie Fowler | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

Are they owned by the oil companies, or are they willing to break from some of the GOP's largest campaign donors? Do they agree with 98 percent of scientists, or are facts mere inconveniences to be pushed aside for ideology and ambition?

One Area Where Republicans and Democrats Can Agree: Promoting Green Exports

Jake Colvin | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Jake Colvin

When it comes to marketing and selling clean energy technologies globally, senior business and environmental leaders recognize that export promotion efforts can help unlock foreign markets and grow businesses and jobs in the United States.

The Coming Clean Tech Crash

Devon Swezey | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

Clean energy is still much more expensive and less reliable than coal or gas, and in an era of heightened budget austerity, the subsidies required to make clean energy artificially cheaper are becoming unsustainable.

Boardroom Diversity Means Better Business

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

In the life sciences and beyond, diversity makes business sense and social sense, and every one of us has an interest in making sure that diversity is put on the agenda.

Green Growth: Buzz Word or a New Sustainable Economy?

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

A new study on green growth by researchers at UC Berkeley concludes that that green growth is possible. In fact, evidence show that green strategies can drive growth.

A Revolution in the Streets of Boston

Dan Worth | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
Dan Worth

In 2060, those of us still alive will look back on the next several decades and, no doubt, see an amazing period of revolutionary change. But will it be enough?

Weekly Mulch: Why is the U.S. Losing the Clean Energy Race to China? Blame the Climate Cranks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the bilateral summit between t...

New York, Cradling Its Entrepreneurs

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Haines

Wall St. continues to rebound. But the city has sought to re-energize its other economies by launching sixty-some initiatives targeted specifically at spurring entrepreneurship.