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Archives: March 2008

Lights out tonight: Save a watt, save a ton, save a bird

Posted by: Adam Aston on March 29

Tonight from 8pm to 9pm your local time is Earth Hour, an global exercise to switch of lights everywhere. The effort promises to save gobs of power and mountains...

China’s top 10 renewable energy developments in 2007

Posted by: Adam Aston on March 26

China is displaying surprising progress in renewables, more than many outsiders might expect. Examples: China trails only Germany and Japan in solar photovoltaic cell output. Another: Unlike the US, China...

Dump a plastic bag, plant a tree in NYC

Posted by: Adam Aston on March 26

New York is joining a growing list of cities encouraging stores and consumers to stop using landfill-clogging, rarely-recycled plastic bags. Whole Foods Markets is helping out with a limited-edition,...

Thin film material sets solar record

Posted by: Adam Aston on March 26

Solar cells made of thin, flexible materials are a sort of holy grail for the solar industry. Compared with today's hard, heavy silicon based cells, they promise to be cheaper...

Dutch nix their nukes, commit to coal with carbon capture

Posted by: Adam Aston on March 25

Talk about not shying away from a challenge. At a time of skyrocketing energy costs, the Netherlands has switched off all but one of its nuclear plants and will build...

Concrete that clears the air

Posted by: Adam Aston on March 20

Concrete is about to start helping in the fight against air pollution, thanks to a new recipe spiked with titanium dioxide, a compound that becomes chemically active in sunlight....

Melting Glaciers Means Poor Harvests?

Posted by: John Carey on March 20

The facts are indisputable and sobering. The glaciers in the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau are melting. Those glaciers feed mighty rivers like the Ganges in India and the Yellow River...

Climate Savers: What Makes People Think?

Posted by: Heather Green on March 20

Google and Intel execs came by today to talk about Climate Savers, the non profit organization that is working to reduce CO2 emissions from the operations of computer by 54...

Overestimating the Costs of Carbon Constraints

Posted by: John Carey on March 19

With Congress moving forward on climate change legislation, the battle over the costs reducing greenhouse gas emissions is heating up. In mid-March, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) unveiled an...

Nuclear bottleneck: Renaissance depends on a single steel mill

Posted by: Adam Aston on March 18

Those counting on new nuclear plants to help slow global warming may have to pull back their expectations, way back. Worldwide about 240 new reactors are slated to be built...

Post office launches free e-waste recycling by mail

Posted by: Adam Aston on March 18

Right now, next to my dresser is a slowly growing pile of e-detritus. There's an old Dell notebook battery, a docking station to a dead Palm Treo, and some plugs...

Carbon Labeling: The Conundrum

Posted by: Heather Green on March 10

My colleague Kerry Capell and I wrote a story this week about the issue of carbon labeling for products. This is essentially the idea where a company measures all the...

Some in Southern Baptist Convention Onboard with Climate Change

Posted by: Heather Green on March 10

If real work is going to happen on climate change, I mean the real policy work, the hard realizations that people will need to adapt to a new set of...

Great New Magazine, Green Guide

Posted by: Heather Green on March 05

I got a copy of the new magazine edition of Green Guide last week and really enjoyed it. Somehow, even in a crowded area, it seems to have figured out...


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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