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The Bespoke High Is the Future of Marijuana

A California company makes weed vaporizers to suit every mood—here’s what happened when I tried them.<p>I’d been traveling for work—to Europe then to Asia then to Europe again while pinging back and forth from L.A. to New York. For months my carryon contained the sneakers that I didn’t use in the …

A Guide to Blockchain and Energy

Over the last 18 months, blockchain has evolved from an obscure concept in cryptocurrency circles into a mainstream corporate tool for "disrupting” …

Energy Storage

Global climate treaty: U.N.’s Christiana Figueres says we’ll have an agreement in Paris in 2015.

<i>Christiana Figueres</i><i>is the executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. She has to persuade 194 countries to sign a deal in</i> …

Michael C. Jensen Sands Leadership Lecture

Professor Michael Jensen and Werner Erhard, two extraordinary thinkers, engage in a conversation that explores groundbreaking access to being a …

The 2013 Esquire Grooming Awards

<b>For the past year</b> we've scraped razors across our skin, scrubbed soap all over our bodies and faces, and spritzed ourselves with every fragrance you could think of. Here, we share the results, so you can avoid all that. See our findings in the slideshow.<p><b>Follow The Style Blog on RSS and on Twitter</b> …

Clean Energy’s Next Big Market Off-Grid Solar

Everywhere you look, the off-grid clean energy market is booming.<p>Sub-Saharan Africa is seeing 300 percent compound annual growth in off-grid …

To Those Who Want To See Nuclear Power Play A Bigger Role In Climate Action

Who killed nuclear power? Hint: It’s not the people who actively supported placing a high and rising price on carbon pollution.<p>Four of the country’s …

This Marks the Golden Age of Building Energy Data

Since the dawn of civilization, our buildings have used energy almost blindly. For millennia we burned fuels for heat and light; the closest we had …

US Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Fall to 18-Year Low

The last effort in the U.S. Congress to tackle climate change head-on died in 2010, amid ferocious lobbying by interests who argued it would wreck …

Now We Have ‘Default Deniers’ But The Real Danger Remains A Climate Shutdown

Unlike the budget and debt crises, climate change is not a problem that allows 11th-hour solutions. When a livable climate shuts down, it can’t be …

AP4 retreats from carbon

The $38-billion Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, AP4, one of a group of five state-owned pension funds, plans to invest in a tailored emerging …

OECD: 'No bailout' for climate threat

<b>Governments forced to rescue the world's banking system are being warned there will be no bailout if there is a crisis in the Earth's climate system.</b><p>That is the view of the head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).<p>Angel Gurria is expected to rebuke nations failing …

Energy price rise: David Cameron defends green subsidies

David Cameron has defended "necessary" green subsidies on energy bills to fund wind and nuclear power after large energy supplier SSE partly blamed government-imposed levies for forcing it to raise gas and electricity prices by 8.2%.<p>The prime minister said the best way of reducing energy bills is …

Armed With Lots Of Lasers, American Researchers Just Got Another Step Closer To Fusion Power

In late September, American scientists got more energy out of a fusion reaction than the fuel absorbed in igniting it — the first time that’s been …

Risky Business — The bottom line on climate change

The U.S. economy faces significant risks from unabated climate change. Every year of inaction serves to broaden and deepen those risks. Founded by …

How the sharing economy will kill mediocre VCs

If you’re old enough, spend a moment thinking about the first time you signed up for an online bank. What year was it? 1999? 2001? Maybe later. …

Bringing the shared economy to the enterprise

<i>This is a guest post by our newest board partner, Steven Sinofsky.</i>In much of the world’s urban areas, it can seem like there are more cars than …

A Bunch Of Young Geniuses Just Made A Corrupt Corporation Freak Out Big Time. Time For Round Two.

For more information on how you can help this amazing nonprofit win, you could go here. And you might want to Like New Era Colorado on Facebook if …

The developing world’s fast-growing cities are vulnerable to climate change. What impacts could be upon us in the next 20 - 30 years? See the infographic below, and read the new report "Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience" at www.worldbank.org/climatechange

Financing Kicks Off for New York’s $1B Green Bank

Governor Andrew Cuomo just announced $165 million financing for New York State’s $1 billion Green Bank.<p>Once the initial funds are approved by the …

Citizens to Benefit from Europe’s Internal Energy Market

Hughes Belin, leading energy journalist for viEUws – the EU Policy Broadcaster, is joined by <b>Alberto Pototschnig</b>, Director of the <b>Agency for the</b> …

The Energy Collective

Since 1995, Energy Central has been a hub for news and content for electric power industry professionals. With more than 200,000 registered members, …