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B.C. put a price on carbon. What happened next will surprise you

When I pull up to the pumps in my small hometown on the coast of British Columbia, Canada, I pay more for a tank of gas than in California, my new …

Is This The Next Warren Buffett?

A short while ago I was at a wedding in San Francisco when someone came up to me, clasped my hand in both of his, and began thanking me effusively.<p>He then introduced me to his wife, who also began thanking me.<p>The reason? Just over two years ago this couple had read an article I had written for …

Why buying a corporate jet pays for itself

Lots of American companies have private jets, and the government gives them a pretty good reason to buy one: They can pay for themselves in just a few years.<p>The reason is that the American government pretends a jet only lasts five years, when in reality you can use it for decades. The government is …

Renewable energy won't cause electric utility 'death spiral': Study

Beware the idea of a “death spiral,” heralded by some as the inevitable result for electric utilities of mass adoption of renewable energy sources — particularly solar.<p>Under this scenario, advances in renewable energy will allow consumers to generate more of their own power. As more customers leave …

THE INSIDE STORY OF YO: How A 'Stupid' App Attracted Millions Of Dollars And Rocketed To The Top Of The App Store

Moshe Hogeg was getting tired of asking his employee Or Arbel for a favor.<p>Hogeg, the CEO and founder of Tel Aviv company Mobli, had requested a simple way to get in touch with his wife and his assistant on his smartphone. Email chains were burdensome. Even texting encouraged longer conversations …

Former Bush Treasury Secretary: We Can Prevent A ‘Climate Crash’ With A Carbon Tax

There is an amazing op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times, “The Coming Climate Crash: Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession.”<p>What’s amazing …

Rahmbo’s toughest mission

IN WASHINGTON, DC, Rahm Emanuel had such a tough-guy reputation that people called him “Rahmbo”. Now the former White House enforcer, who has been …

Power-Storing Wires Could Replace Batteries in Electric Cars

Electric vehicle batteries are heavy and bulky, which limits EV range and cargo capacity. However that could change thanks to groundbreaking new …

How Does The New EPA Rule Stack Up Against Obama’s Other Climate Actions?

By now, you probably know the ins and outs of the Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposed power plant rule, which will aim for a 30 percent …

Wave energy finally gets its day in the water off the Oregon coast

A small Oregon company is set to make big waves in electrical generation by harnessing the power of the ocean. [<i>Editor’s note: If you thought that</i> …

Hydroelectric Power

Eight US States Form Alliance to Put 3.3 Million Zero Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025

Eight U.S. states just formed an alliance to drastically cut emissions by boosting the number of zero-emission vehicles on the road to 3.3 million by …

Alternative Fuel

Sustainable Materials Take Shape: Japan's New Dual Carbon Battery

A Japanese start up filled with seasoned entrepreneurs, battery pioneers and a vision to create the proverbial, next generation of sustainable materials in the shape of a new battery, emerged to show the world its new dual carbon battery today in San Francisco, California.<p>Power Japan Plus says it …

23 Most Unfortunate Advertising Placements

The Difference In Unemployment Between People Who Graduated From College And Those Who Didn't Is Gigantic

There's a lot of debate about the job and economic prospects for the current generation of college graduates. The fact that student debt has ballooned so much only exacerbates the tension of whether graduates will be able to find good jobs in a timely manner.<p>Despite all this, the latest jobs report …

“I Noticed…”

It’s not a big surprise that people love being noticed. They love being noticed not only for the exceptional things, but also for the mundane …

Employment