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Archives: January 2008

LEDs Look Brighter

Posted by: John Carey on January 30

Compact fluorescent light bulbs still get most of the attention. But light-emitting diodes (LEDs) offer longer life and additional efficiency gains--albeit at a higher price. That's why cities like Raleigh,...

Enterprise's Green Benefits

Posted by: John Carey on January 28

When Andrew C. Taylor, CEO of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, sent out an email recently to his 75,000 employees describing a pledge to plant 50 million trees, the email replies were “astounding,”...

If MBA grads don't care about being green, why should companies?

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 17

Elsewhere at, Derek Thompson took a look at a recent study showing that, for MBA grads, a company's green credentials rank last in importance when picking a job. See...

2007 second hottest year on record

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 16

Last year was the second hottest year since 1951, when scientific instruments first start rigorously tracking global temperature, according to data released last week. The chart above shows a...

Carbon calculators: Some good advice

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 16

Check out which debuted in time for the FTC summit that my colleague Heather Green blogged about last week. Run by EnviroMedia Social Marketing in partnership with the advertising...

How soon till $150 oil and $4.50 gas?

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 15

Early last year a young Goldman Sachs analyst shot from obscurity to infamy when he predicted $100 per barrel oil. At the time, with oil still trading closer to $50,...

Green vs. Green: the Saga of Cape Wind

Posted by: John Carey on January 14

It's been one of the great ironies of the push to renewable power. A project to supply green energy from the powerful breezes offshore from Cape Cod has been bitterly...

Will green-car buyers bite at Porsche’s high-speed hybrids?

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 14

Among the rush of green car announcements at this week's Detroit auto show, Porsche unveiled two new entries in the green car race. First, the German supercar maker announced...

Windmills reach new heights

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 11

Fifty stories, or about 490 feet. That’s the record setting height at the top of the blades on the windmills in the photo above. These latest-generation turbines were just...

A Carbon Dividend?

Posted by: John Carey on January 10

In the last year, the political winds on climate change have shifted dramatically. A cap on the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is now widely seen as...

FTC Kicks Off Green Marketing Workshops

Posted by: Heather Green on January 09

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the FTC's plans to step into the greenwashing debate. Yesterday, the agency held its first workshop aimed at updating its Green Guides, the...

Ford's new green-er engine isn't a hybrid

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 09

Kudos for Ford for taking the lead and rolling out a new generation of advanced gasoline engine technology. The move is fresh evidence that Detroit has more mileage boosting...

Half a hundred folks most likely to spark a climate revolution

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 08

The Guardian, one of the UK's top daily newspapers, has posted a list of "The top 50 people who could save the planet" that's getting lots of attention in...

Green Incentives for Employees

Posted by: John Carey on January 08

Looking for help in buying a new Prius, solar panels, or energy-sipping lightbulbs? You're in luck if you work for NRG Systems in Hinesburg, VT. The company, which sells wind...

The return of airships... again.

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 07

Flip through an old stack of future-philic magazines such as my longtime favorite, Popular Science, you’ll find proclamations of a new era of air ships announced every few years....


BusinessWeek correspondents John Carey and Mark Scott, cover the green scene, keeping on top of the business aspects of energy, the environment and climate change, as well as the technologies, policies, markets and people that are shaping how the earth's resources will be used in the century ahead.

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