Utility power plants are many things—sprawling, expensive, often polluting—but one thing they are not is beautiful. Power …
Energy efficiency isn’t just about technology. As Alex Laskey of Opower explains in this video, it’s also about psychology
A move to increase U.S. exports of natural gas could pay off for the economy, but it could also lead to more pollution and higher carbon emissions
A new report suggests that fresh sources of oil in North America will loosen the global oil market. Will we stay addicted to oil—and will it keep us from fighting climate change?
An energy revolution is changing America — for good and for ill. Michael Levi, author of the new book “The Power Surge,” talks about the economic and environmental debate over energy
The Fukushima meltdown hasn’t been the public-health disaster that many critics feared, but TEPCO has struggled with the cleanup. The latest news that groundwater is becoming contaminated by the stricken reactors is one more …
In the 117 years since the first solar cell was developed and the 110 years since the first powered flight, you’d have thought we would have combined the two technologies by now. When you’re trying to get from place to place …
A scrappy indie website from Brooklyn wins a Pulitzer for its dogged reporting on a forgotten oil spill.
The hottest new thing in clean tech isn’t solar panels or wind turbines—it’s computers. Big data analytics and smart meters are allowing utilities to use more renewable power while reducing energy waste.
Austin has emerged as a hub for clean tech—and the Pecan Street Project is a pioneer in using big data to study how we use (and abuse) energy.