The Juice
The Juice

How to Green the U.S. Government

The Defense Department and other agencies have found an easy way to cut emissions and save energy. Now they need to do it a lot more.

May 18 2015 1:29 PMClean StateHawaii is showing the nation how to significantly cut back on fossil fuels as a power source.
May 1 2015 1:00 AMFreedom, Tesla-StyleThe company’s new home-based battery isn’t just nifty. It’s liberating.
April 13 2015 12:09 PMThe Electric SlideStates used to help people buy electric and hybrid cars. Now they’re punishing them for it.
March 30 2015 4:59 PMBlue-Collar SolarRenewable energy doesn’t have to be a luxury purchase. Here’s how one company makes it a cost-saver for the working class.
March 16 2015 9:09 AMPeak CoalNo, coal energy isn’t going out of style. But the U.S., and maybe even China and India, are deciding they need a lot less of it.
Feb. 20 2015 12:26 PMBig SolarRenewable energy finally makes sense as a utility—and that’s why it’s becoming a threat to coal.
Feb. 3 2015 12:05 PMAuto SaveLow gas prices are bad news for hybrid vehicles. But they won’t harm the rise of all-electric cars.
Jan. 9 2015 12:07 PMLong May You RunThe next growth area in energy has nothing to do with oil, wind, or solar. It’s batteries.
Oct. 7 2014 5:10 PMKnocked OutHow do you sell customers on solar energy? Hawk it door to door.
Sept. 5 2014 12:18 PMFurtherForget Tesla. If you really want to reduce vehicle emissions, it’s unglamorous buses, not flashy sedans, that need to go electric.
Aug. 28 2014 7:53 AMAlaska Is a Petrol StateBut it doesn’t act like one.
Aug. 8 2014 7:49 AMFlywheel of FortuneBeacon Power was just another failed recipient of a Department of Energy loan. Now it’s roaring back.
July 30 2014 4:41 PMBeyond Energy EfficiencyWe’re not just reducing demand for electricity—we’re destroying it.
July 21 2014 11:20 AMFörbränning for All!The sensible Swedes burn a lot of their garbage. Why can’t we?
July 9 2014 6:51 PMAmerica Will Likely Close Out 2014 as the World’s Reigning Oil ChampionAnd at the same time we’re pumping more, we’re using less—and using it more intelligently.
May 7 2015 5:36 PMThe Fuel-Efficient DriverYou don’t need to reinvent buses to help them save gas. This technology rewires their operators instead.
April 24 2015 3:03 AMStanford 1, Harvard 0Forget fossil-fuel divestment. Harvard could be greener—and save money—by doing what the California university already has.
April 6 2015 4:50 PMGreening Your PortfolioOne way to help homeowners and businesses switch to renewable energy? Buy a piece of their solar panels.
March 23 2015 12:40 PMThe Texas Town That Just Quit Fossil FuelsIt wasn’t altruistic. It’s because coal’s getting too pricey—and water’s become too scarce.
March 5 2015 2:31 PMA Flighty WindThanks to government gridlock, the wind energy industry is grinding to a halt.
Feb. 16 2015 10:06 AMOil Is Cratering. American Oil Production Isn’t.What gives?
Jan. 27 2015 5:01 PMGreen LightInnovations like LED light bulbs aren’t just good for the environment—they’re smart investments.
Oct. 30 2014 4:34 PMSolar FlairHow do you make ray-soaking roof panels a hot investment? By making them a boring one.
Sept. 12 2014 3:40 PMFord’s Big GambleIt’s completely transforming America’s best-selling vehicle.
Sept. 3 2014 1:25 PMPalo Alto’s Electric Supply Is 100 Percent Carbon-NeutralCan other cities follow its example?
Aug. 14 2014 10:59 AMPartly SunnyAmerica is making lots of solar energy. What’s holding it back from making solar panels?
Aug. 6 2014 8:12 AMHow Ontario Won the War on CoalIt didn’t even need a carbon tax or cap and trade.
July 24 2014 5:19 PMRussia Is Europe’s Gas StationAnd that’s why you won’t see European leaders calling for action against Putin.
July 15 2014 5:12 PMHas Flying Become More Eco-Friendly Than Driving?It depends on the traveler.
July 1 2014 10:51 AMThe Other Sunshine StateNorth Carolina is an environmental nightmare—except when it comes to solar.