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Archive: Business & Innovation

16 Feb 2015

Will New Obstacles Dim Hawaii’s Solar Power Surge?

by ERICA GIES
Blessed with lots of sun and keen to cut its reliance on imported oil, Hawaii has moved to the forefront of residential solar installations in the U.S. But financial and technical hurdles are slowing the state’s drive to generate 40 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030. READ MORE

02 Feb 2015

Climate Consensus: Signs of New Hope on Road to Paris

by DAVID VICTOR
After years of frustration and failure, a more flexible approach to reaching an international strategy on climate action is emerging – and it could finally lead to a meaningful agreement at climate talks in Paris later this year. READ MORE

13 Jan 2015

Could Global Tide Be Starting To Turn Against Fossil Fuels?

by FRED PEARCE
From an oil chill in the financial world to the recent U.S.-China agreement on climate change, recent developments are raising a question that might once have been considered unthinkable: Could this be the beginning of a long, steady decline for the oil and coal industries? READ MORE

08 Jan 2015

How Falling Oil Prices Could Help Stop the Keystone Project

by JACQUES LESLIE
The U.S. Congress is preparing to vote on expediting the Keystone XL pipeline. But plummeting oil prices and opposition to other proposed pipelines for tar sands oil are upending the rationale for this controversial project. READ MORE

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

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27 Mar 2015: Metals Used in High Tech Are Becoming Harder to Find, Study Says

25 Mar 2015: Dutch Energy Company Heats Homes With Custom-Built Computer Servers

18 Mar 2015: Biodegradable Plastics Are as Persistent as Regular Plastics, Study Finds

17 Feb 2015: Demand for Indonesian Timber Far Outpaces Sustainable Supply, Study Says

09 Feb 2015: Norway Divests National Fund From Coal Companies Over Climate Concerns

05 Feb 2015: Ultra-Efficient Solar Cells Can Be Adapted for Rooftops, Research Finds

16 Jan 2015: Solar a Better Investment Than Stocks in Most Large U.S. Cities, Study Says

14 Jan 2015: Offshore Wind More Profitable Than Drilling on U.S. East Coast, Report Says

12 Jan 2015: Maasai Group Plans to Sell Biogas Made From Slaughterhouse Waste

22 Dec 2014: A Green Dilemma for the Holidays: Better to Shop Online or In-Store?


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