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Archive: Business & Innovation

11 Dec 2014

Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power?

by CHERYL KATZ
Promising new technologies, including more efficient photovoltaic cells that can harvest energy across the light spectrum, have the potential to dramatically increase solar power generation in the next two decades. But major hurdles remain. READ MORE

24 Nov 2014

Can Green Bonds Bankroll A Clean Energy Revolution?

by MARC GUNTHER
To slow global warming, tens of trillions of dollars will need to be spent in the coming decades on renewable energy projects. Some banks and governments are issuing green bonds to fund this transformation, but major questions remain as to whether this financing tool will play a game-changing role. READ MORE

03 Nov 2014

For Cellulosic Ethanol Makers, The Road Ahead Is Still Uphill

by ERICA GIES
While it has environmental advantages over other forms of ethanol, cellulosic ethanol has proven difficult to produce at commercial scale. Even as new production facilities come online in the U.S., a variety of economic and market realities suggest the new fuel still has big challenges to overcome. READ MORE

27 Oct 2014

Innovations in Energy Storage Provide Boost for Renewables

by DAVE LEVITAN
Because utilities can't control when the sun shines or the wind blows, it has been difficult to fully incorporate solar and wind power into the electricity grid. But new technologies designed to store the energy produced by these clean power sources could soon be changing that. READ MORE

20 Oct 2014

Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts

by MIKE IVES
Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood. READ MORE

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05 Dec 2014: U.S. Natural Gas Fracking Boom May Be Shorter Than Predicted, Study Says

26 Nov 2014: Aerodynamic Upgrades to Large Trucks Would Cut Fuel Use Steeply

20 Nov 2014: Real-Time Ocean Acidification Data Now Available for U.S. Pacific Coast

19 Nov 2014: Global Maritime Shipping Traffic Has Grown by 300 Percent Since 1992

14 Nov 2014: New Material Can Trap Powerful Greenhouse Gases Efficiently, Chemists Say

30 Oct 2014: China Is Top Developing Nation for Clean Energy Investment, Analysis Finds

24 Oct 2014: New Mapping Tool Shows U.S. Geothermal Plants and Heat Potential

23 Oct 2014: Drones Can Help Map Spread Of Infectious Diseases, Researchers Say

22 Oct 2014: In East Coast Marshes, Goats Take On a Notorious Invader

20 Oct 2014: Electricity Access Has Small Effect on Emissions in India, Study Says


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