Archives: January 2009

Are Europe's Low-Carbon Ambitions Realistic?

Posted by: Mark Scott on January 22

The European Union loves to set targets. Never more so than when it comes to tackling climate change. Yet sometimes, you have to wonder whether the Old World really believes...

Seeking questions for Mike Morris, CEO of American Electric Power

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 20

I need your ideas. For a new project here at BW.com, we're soliciting story ideas and interview questions from our readers. This Thursday, Jan 22., Mike Morris, CEO of AEP,...

Offshore wind inches closer to reality -- Cape Wind gets another OK

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 19

For those following the inch-by-inch progress of the Cape Wind offshore wind project, planned for shallow waters near Martha's Vineyard, Mass., the project just cleared a key hurdle with a...

Most environmentally friendly de-icer: Not rock salt

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 19

With New York City slushing through its third snowy weekend of the new year, a couple of folks have asked me about greener alternatives to conventional salt to de-ice sidewalks....

Climate Legislation: Watch out for the Enviros!

Posted by: John Carey on January 15

There’s a simple-minded view that the big battle ahead on climate change is between the ‘green’ crowd (including the upcoming Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress), which wants strong mandatory...

Europe Leads Growing Carbon Markets, For Now

Posted by: Mark Scott on January 14

As the world's financial markets slide from bad to worse, here's a small silver lining to a pretty big grey cloud. According to European consultancy Point Carbon, the global carbon...

Should utilities get carbon credits for using coal ash to make cement?

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 09

With the argument against coal gaining momentum by the day, the last thing utilities and big coal needed was toxic headlines from Tennessee's coal ash spill. A front page NYT...

New nuclear power: Too pricey, and getting worse?

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 06

No one has ever called nuclear energy cheap. Well, okay, it was once -- apocryphally perhaps -- dubbed potentially "too cheap to meter." The reality has been anything but. The...

RIP eco-cities? China's Dongtang goes unbuilt

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 06

The Christian Science Monitor is reporting the demise of Dongfan, China's much publicized eco-city, a twice-Manhattan sized island near Shanghai planned to evolve into a high-tech, self-sustaining city for 500,000,...

Van Jones: Selling green jobs from the ghetto to the country club

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 05

For all the buzz about the miraculous curative potential of Obama's impending green spending deluge, keep in mind just how long, slow and incremental any change is going to be....

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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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