Archives: April 2009

Europe Plans 'Smart Meter' Rollout

Posted by: Mark Scott on April 29

The U.S. still may have doubts over so-called electricity smart meters, but on the other side of the Atlantic, Europe is pushing ahead. Last week, European politicians voted to roll...

Tenessee rep prods Gore about profit motives in climate bill

Posted by: Adam Aston on April 28

The debate over climate change policy is going to get ugly very quickly. Here's round 1, or maybe just a warm-up, since we're still weeks, maybe months or even years...

Top 50 buyers of renewable energy

Posted by: Adam Aston on April 28

The EPA released its 2008 tally of the top green buyers of renewable electricity in the US. Eight of the top 10 are corporations. Some interesting wrinkles just in the...

The State of Play in Global Carbon Markets

Posted by: Mark Scott on April 27

Here's one for both the optimists and pessimists among us. Despite the recession, the global carbon markets grew 37% -- when measured by the volume of transactions -- in the...

Britain: New Investment for Carbon, Capture, & Storage

Posted by: Mark Scott on April 23

With green energy investment all the rage, it's a brave -- or possibly foolish -- government that puts its support behind fossil fuels. Yet that's what Britain's ruling Labour Party...

NYC Green Taxi Debacle Marches On

Posted by: David Kiley on April 22

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has been frustrated so far by the courts in his quest to make all the city taxis get 25 mpg or better A...

Foton Surprises With Market Ready CNG Bus

Posted by: David Kiley on April 22

Foton America surprised many attendees of this week's Alternataive Fuels & vehicles National Conference in Orlando by showing a Chinese built CNG Transit Bus with enough U.S. componentry to satisfy...

General Wesley Clark Ethanol's Answer to T. Boone Pickens

Posted by: David Kiley on April 20

In case you hadn’t noticed, ethanol is getting its lunch eaten by natural gas in the ongoing debate over what alternative energy sources to oil are going to take the...

CleanTech Investment Takes a Hit

Posted by: Mark Scott on April 01

For months, the cleantech sector -- everything from renewables to energy efficiency projects -- has been awash with tales of investors pulling the plug on start-ups and entrepreneurs struggling to...

Renewables Investment in South Africa

Posted by: Mark Scott on April 01

In the world of renewable energy, Africa remains an 'also-ran' behind Europe, North America, and Asia. But on Mar. 31, South Africa -- the Continent's largest energy producer -- took...

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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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