Archives: September 2009

One Potential Benefit of Climate Legislation: More U.S. Oil

Posted by: John Carey on September 17

There’s a long-running, fierce debate over the cost of reducing the emissions of gases that cause climate change. Opponents say that the climate bill passed by the House of Representatives,...

Europe Plans Eco-Cities, But Who's Going to Pay for it?

Posted by: Mark Scott on September 17

You have to give Europeans a gold star for effort. First, they set up the world's largest cap-and-trade carbon system back in 2005, and will extend it to more sectors...

Why big railroads are torn over climate policy

Posted by: Adam Aston on September 16

Joel Kirkland at ClimateWire reveals how climate policy is splitting not just industries, but even individual companies. Focusing on the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad, Kirkland shows how big rail...

Cleantech awards for 2009

Posted by: Adam Aston on September 14

If you're keeping an eye out for green start-ups, promising energy and conservation technologies and other eco-inventions, check out the 2009 awards recently doled out by Cleantech Group LLC. Now...

Toxic waters: In U.S. polluters go unpunished

Posted by: Adam Aston on September 14

Rotten teeth, compromised health, poisonous tap water: those are just a few of the dimensions of the rising toll of polluted fresh water across the U.S. Nearly 40 years...

Individual Carbon Taxes Take Center Stage

Posted by: Mark Scott on September 11

What's the best way reduce carbon emissions? When it comes to companies, policymakers have favored (often complicated) cap-and-trade systems that set limits on CO2 emissions, then let the market figure...

Fedex, Eaton & EDF collaborate to develop commercial hybrid trucks

Posted by: Adam Aston on September 08

Here's an interesting case of what companies do when the market doesn't meet their green needs. In the case of delivery trucks, there's a classic chicken-and-egg problem. Fleet owners such...

Renewables supply more electricity than nuclear sources for second month in a row

Posted by: Adam Aston on September 08

Backers of green power had something to crow about with the release of the latest data on eco-energy production in this U.S. Electricity made from renewable sources supplied 11.6% of...

The top 10 US states for cleantech in 2009

Posted by: Adam Aston on September 08

Over at Cleantech.com, Shawn Lesser of Sustainable World Capital has crunched a variety of green metrics -- jobs, VC investment and natural resources -- to rank which U.S. states are...

Help Identify The Most Intriguing New Businesses

Posted by: Ira Sager on September 01

What defines most intriguing? To us, that means new enterprises that make you say, "Wow, that's fascinating." To identify these new businesses, we’re inviting our readers and the public at...

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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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