Archives: September 2007

Want to Implement Carbon Pricing? Couple it with Optimism

Posted by: Heather Green on September 26

The Nathan Cummings Foundation sponsored a survey on attitudes towards tackling global warming by putting a price on carbon emissions. The results are frustrating and revealing, but in the end...

White House Backed DOT Lobbying Campaign Against CA's Emission Standards

Posted by: Heather Green on September 25

The San Francisco Chronicle has a great story about how the Department of Transportation head Mary Peters, managed a lobbying campaign to scuttle California's request to the EPA to implement...

New Nukes are Finally Coming

Posted by: John Carey on September 24

Since 2001, we and just about every other business publication have written stories on the coming nuclear renaissance. (http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/01_17/b3729077.htm?chan=search ) It's a development that was seen as almost inevitable....

Is Technology the Answer to Climate Change?

Posted by: Heather Green on September 19

I love technology. I have covered it ever since I became a reporter 13 years ago. Which is possibly why I cringe when I hear people, like Thomas Friedman, argue...

Cutting Emissions and the Old School Try

Posted by: Heather Green on September 19

The NYTimes wrote yesterday about Harvard's agreement to comply with a suggestion by Massachusetts authorities that it slash greenhouse gas emissions at a proposed four-building science center. It's not a...

Missing Link In Freakonomics Argument on Nuclear

Posted by: Heather Green on September 17

So a movie is to blame for the hesitation over nuclear? Not so much. And Dean Baker puts into his post what I was thinking all this weekend about the...

Green Google Whiplash

Posted by: Heather Green on September 14

Yesterday, Google announced that it was backing a $30 million prize to land a rover on the Moon, "to revive the interest for exploring the Moon." Geeks cheered. A few...

A little good news, lots of bad news

Posted by: Adam Aston on September 13

I'm the first to admit that covering the environment in an age of climate change can be dispiriting. In the face of a constant flow of cataclysmic predictions (whether its...

Mark your calendar: Climate chatter galore

Posted by: Adam Aston on September 12

Through year end, we're headed into period with an unprecedented number of high-level, international climate change meetings.

GreenTech Special Report

Posted by: Adam Aston on September 10

A quick plug for the BusinessWeek.com technology channel, where we just posted a rich array of green stories as part of a special report. Here's the quick rundown: * Energy...

Volvo plug ins to hybrids

Posted by: Adam Aston on September 07

Volvo may be leaping into the hybrid game by going straight to a plug-in. The Swedish car maker (owned by Ford, for now, at least) plans to show a concept...

Sony and Making Money from Recycling

Posted by: Heather Green on September 07

Interesting story in BW this week explaining how Sony is rolling out a big recycling program in the U.S. that will eventually 1,000 locations that will take used Sony products...

GreenDimes: I Don't Get It

Posted by: Heather Green on September 06

I remember running across GreenDimes about a year ago and being puzzled. Basically, this is an online service that charges members $15 a year to reduce their junk mail, whether...

Could ultracapacitors help make plug-in hybrids a reality?

Posted by: Adam Aston on September 05

It's no secret that batteries are the big hold up for automakers trying to make the leap to plug-in hybrids that could go an average day's driving on battery power...

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