“Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re get together to buy clean power”

“If you study lists enumerating corporate contracts to buy renewable energy, one thing becomes clear very quickly — it’s tough to find a deal for less than 20 megawatts of capacity, a factor that has discouraged many would-be… Read More

“These are the most sustainably powered cities in the U.S.”

“Earlier this year, San Francisco and Oakland filed suit against five fossil fuel companies, including Chevron and ExxonMobil, in an effort to render them financially responsible for the damages caused by climate change, and the infrastructure, like sea… Read More

“For Electric Vehicles to Take Off, Apartments Need to Come with Charging Stations”

“Americans have now purchased more than 800,000 electric vehicles, counting both plug-in hybrids and all-electric models. That may sound like a lot of EVs, and it is a big jump from the less than 5,000 that were on… Read More

“Daimler Vows to Ethically Source Battery Materials for Electric Cars”

“As electric car production increases, the ethical issues surrounding the sourcing of materials, particularly cobalt, for their batteries are getting more attention. Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler hopes to do its part by joining the Responsible Cobalt Initiative, which seeks… Read More

“Green buildings boost health, productivity and value for investors”

“Buildings account for one-third of the world’s greenhouse gases, according to the United Nations. While there’s certainly an opportunity to improve that performance through sustainability measures, taking those actions also can address the fundamental elements that make for… Read More

“Fear of flying”

“For those who fly regularly, boarding airplanes for far-flung vacation destinations and distant family gatherings, flights could account for a large and growing share of their carbon footprint. A single round-trip between New York and Los Angeles produces… Read More

“Clean energy is catching up to natural gas”

“For around 10 years, the conventional wisdom in the energy sector has been that natural gas is ascendant. Coal is dirty, and it’s getting expensive, but it’s too early to jump all the way to renewable energy. To… Read More

“India’s renewable energy push is wiping out the last of the great Indian bustards”

“India’s big push towards renewable energy is wiping out a critically endangered bird. So great is the devastation that in the western Indian state of Gujarat, one of the last sanctuaries of the great Indian bustard, only one… Read More

“California beats its 2020 goals for cutting greenhouse gases”

“California has beaten its self-imposed goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, achieving a milestone in the state’s fight against climate change. The California Air Resources Board announced Wednesday that total statewide carbon emissions fell to 429 million metric… Read More

“The Key to Saving the Planet May Be Under the Sea”

“A Cold War-era joke has an American economist asking a Soviet peer how the communist economy is progressing. “In a word: good” the Russian responds. “In two words: not good.” So it goes this century with the rapidly… Read More