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Good News? Is This Possible?

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

The economy is in extremely fragile shape, but there are nuggets of good news as well.

Carbon-Neutral Phoenix Could Be On The Way (VIDEO)

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon wants to make his city America's first carbon-neutral city. The stimulus money is flowing and he says that bum economy or no...

EPA To Clean Up US Port Emissions By 2016

AP | VICTOR EPSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEWARK, N.J. — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency wants to limit emissions along the nation's coastline and within its seaports, ju...

Renewable Energy Minimums Would Provide Lasting Jobs

solveclimate.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Several bills are being discussed in Congress this year that would set the first national renewable electricity standards, requiring utilities to deri...

Toshiba, Sharp Solar Deal Could Be Coming

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"It is true that we are holding talks on the solar cell business with other companies, including Toshiba," Sharp Corp. spokeswoman Miyuki Nakayama sai...

The Power of Collaboration

Jeffrey B. Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey B. Swartz

In a perfect world, we'd all have the time and money and resources to be able to run our businesses successfully. Unfortunately we don't live in that world.

Hybrid Wars: Toyota To Sell Two Prius Models

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Toyota will continue to sell the current Prius when the revamped version goes on sale in May in an unusual move likely to help the top-s...

Top 10 Greenwashers: What They Don't Want You To Know

WebEcoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As the green movement sweeps the globe, companies, trade groups and government organizations are eager to get a piece of the pie. 'Green' can definite...

Who's Buying Organic Foods Companies? (CHARTS)

Phil Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The development of the USDA National Organic Standard in place of differing state/regional standards was widely predicted to accelerate trends of incr...

Bike-Powered Business Booming In Portland

Wend Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"I think the recent explosion in biking is both a return on our communities' investments in encouragement programs and infrastructure - bike lanes, pa...

EPA Halting Ineffective "Green Club" For Businesses

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is closing a program that drew complaints from environmentalists for cutting back on company in...

Van Jones: Obama's Green Jobs "Handyman"

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Since the drafting of Van Jones to the Obama administration, people have wondered what exactly his job will be and what it will mean for the future of...

The Recession Could Kill Recycling

US News and World Report | Amanda Ruggeri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sustainability may be the new buzzword, but one of its most well-established routes--and an industry that has, against all odds, trained millions of A...

Greenhouse Gas Reports Could Be Required Of Businesses

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The federal government wants to require companies for the first time to disclose the amount of greenhouse gases they're releasing i...

Geothermal Energy's Bright Future

triplepundit.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Gaining steam (pun intended) in the geothermal world is a process called enhanced geothermal systems, in which a heat transfer fluid is heated directl...

Dan Beard, The Efficiency Bureaucrat Republicans Love To Hate

politico.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Since coming to the Capitol, Beard has quickly become the bureaucrat that Republicans love to hate, whether it's re-engineering the House cafeterias, ...

Ford To Get Greener: "We Really Have Lost A Generation" (VIDEO)

wsj.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ford CEO Alan Mulally says that his company is going to turn it all around to get with the times -- but will it be soon enough? A humbled Mulally spok...

Eric Schmidt: "Green Energy Done Right Is More Profitable Than Old Energy"

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Green vs. greenbacks. It's a balance we've been told we have to accept. But somebody who knows a lot more about making greenbacks than the vast major...

The Green Bubble: Why Cleantech Won't Burst Like Housing Did

businessinsider.com | Jay Yarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The billions he's pouring into the new energy programs will help lift, and in some cases, create whole new industries. But will his programs replace o...

How Is Green Business Doing Today?

Richard Seireeni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Seireeni

Out with the old. In with the new and the green. Damn the torpedoes. Full green ahead.

"24" Goes Green

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

When a dark-colored S.U.V. raced through the streets of Washington, flipped over and burst into flames on Fox's fast-paced action show "24" last week...

Republic Windows Sit-In Workers To Get Jobs Back Under New Owner

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The factory where laid-off workers staged a highly publicized sit-in that garnered national attention last year was sold to a Californ...

3 Ways Text-Messaging Can Reduce Your Impact

Ideal Bite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Wanna Try? * Bon Appetit Eat Low Carbon Diet Calculator - check out this site for a particular food's carbon rating and lower-carbon alternatives...

The Stimulus Is Here -- Now What?

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So it's finally passed -- a huge chunk of money will be flowing to infrastructure projects that are supposed to be green in nature and reinvigorate a ...

Carbon Caps Successfully Reducing Emissions In Europe

businessinsider.com | Jay Yarow|Feb. 16, 2009, 10:03 AM| | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While the global recession is cutting output, and thus reducing carbon output, their research suggests that carbon pricing policies are responsible fo...