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Nine utilities have joined Green Button, a White House program that allows customers to download detailed energy-use information. Now what to do with all that data? App developers, we need you.
March 23, 2012, 1:17 PM PDT | By Kirsten Korosec
A century after Picasso, the City of Light gets another blue period - and green, and orange - as Philips bathes the ridiculed Montparnasse Tower with LED artistry. Saves energy too.
March 23, 2012, 4:31 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
The U.S. Labor department has announced that green jobs accounted for 2.4 percent of total employment in 2010. Most jobs were in the private sector.
March 22, 2012, 8:43 PM PDT | By David Worthington
Rising costs and the encroachment of suburbs has led many farmers to seek out non-traditional sources of income, like leasing land to gas companies for hydro-fracking.
March 22, 2012, 7:08 PM PDT | By David Worthington
An Icelandic company is teaming with Reykjavik’s municipal waste authority to turn household rubbish into a fuel efficient gasoline additive.
March 22, 2012, 2:04 PM PDT | By Mark Halper
Thanks to software developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the California’s Santa Rita jail can disconnect itself from the grid and function as an island.
March 22, 2012, 9:19 AM PDT | By Kirsten Korosec
Americans cheered when Molycorp opened the country’s only rare earth mine. Freedom from China would follow. Still could. But guess which booming Asian nation Molycorp is selling to?
March 22, 2012, 3:34 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
The Exxon Valdez oil supertanker didn’t go into retirement after it spilled million of gallons of crude into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. It got a new name and moved. Now, it’s...
March 21, 2012, 2:17 PM PDT | By Kirsten Korosec
The iconic VW Beetle - the ‘Bug’ - has long been seen as a girlie car. But VW’s new manlier version - more angles, fewer curves - has had a Viagra effect. Sales to men are up.
March 21, 2012, 4:16 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
Bloomberg New Energy Finance recognized 10 companies for their innovation in solar, energy storage and the smart grid. These companies and their game-changing technologies are worth watching.
March 21, 2012, 4:00 AM PDT | By Kirsten Korosec