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A $1billion bet on clean energy

The solution to global warming is obvious—reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Accomplishing that goal, however, requires radical action. Few understand that better than Richard Kauffman, an ex–Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley banker whom New York Gov. 1,089 more words


Can technology help us survive California's drought?

More than 80% of California is now in a state of extreme drought, according to the latest assessment. The environmental conditions that residents are experiencing today actually began in 2011. 1,478 more words


U.S. inching closer to energy independence as oil imports shrink

The U.S. trade deficit shrank unexpectedly in June as American oil production helped to wean the economy off foreign imports.

The trade gap narrowed by 7% to $41.5 billion from May’s $44.7 billion, … 179 more words


Solar Roadways

As we progress in ways to develop sustainable energy, this cool idea has been surfacing across the internet lately.

Solar roadways.

It even sounds cool! So these solar panels are a hexagonal grid of intelligent plates that connect together to form panels of different orientations. 162 more words


Within grasp: A world without (charging) wires

Last month, Toyota revealed plans to release a plug-in electric Prius in 2016 that needed no plug at all to recharge, thanks to wireless technology from a U.S. 1,315 more words


White House: Inaction on climate costs $150 billion a year

In an effort to bolster its case for combating climate change, the White House put out a report Tuesday warning that failing to act could cost the American economy as much as $150 billion a year. 539 more words


Only 1/3 of Americans 'Willing' to Change Behavior for Environment

As Michael Grunwald noted in his piece on TIME’s recent energy poll, Americans lag far behind other nations in their willingness to help the environment. Here, only 33% of Americans say they “strongly agree” they would modify their behavior to reduce their carbon footprint, compared to 43% of people from other countries. 11 more words