Archives: October 2009

Top tales: Universal cell phone chargers, AEP captures carbon & more Americans doubt global warming

Posted by: Adam Aston on October 30

As the week closes, three developments of note... 1/ This week a universal cell phone charger was adapted by the International Telecommunication Union, the industry's standards setting body. Sounds boring?...

Tesla sets distance record for electric car on a single charge

Posted by: Adam Aston on October 30

As part of the 2009 Global Green Challenge, a driving duo has set a new distance record by going 311 miles on a single charge in a Tesla battery-powered...

Car sharing business grows despite recession

Posted by: Adam Aston on October 28

It might have seemed that $4 gas finally broke US consumers of their SUV habit. But the Great Recession is proving that the shift has lasted through this period of...

Climate change happening fastest in the arctic

Posted by: Adam Aston on October 23

According to the annual Arctic Report Card, issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, scientists are seeing "drastic changes" in northern most areas of the globe compared to just...

Michigan, Yale score as top green U.S. MBA programs

Posted by: Adam Aston on October 21

Though they may have once been considered an oxymoron, green business school programs are multiplying fast at top b-schools. This week, Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a project run by the Aspen...

Climate Change Hoax: The Fake U.S. Chamber About-Face

Posted by: John Carey on October 19

The press conference at the National Press Club, ostensibly called by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was seemingly packed with reporters—and the message was stunning. Purporting to speak for Chamber...

Innovative wind turbine design triples output

Posted by: Adam Aston on October 12

From the first flight at Kitty Hawk, it took about 50 years to engineer the switch from spinning propellers to more efficient jet engines. Now wind technology could be...

George Soros to Invest $1 Billion in Green Energy

Posted by: Mark Scott on October 12

The upcoming climate talks in Copenhagen are less than two months away, and everyone is looking to throw in his/her two cents. On Oct. 10, it was billionaire George Soros'...

Does it matter that Apple pulled out the Chamber of Commerce over climate change?

Posted by: Adam Aston on October 06

After all, companies routinely come and go from professional bodies with little notice. And with some 3 million business members, the Chamber is the world’s largest commercial federation. So what...

Third-Quarter Clean Energy Investment Disappoints

Posted by: Mark Scott on October 02

I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but new figures show the economy's much-heralded recovery -- and its impact on clean energy projects -- is still a little ways...

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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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