Why Renewable Power Can Still Be Wasteful
Because we’ve incentivized its production—but not the infrastructure to transport it.
The Folly of Elon Musk’s New Master PlanThe Tesla founder wants to be Steve Jobs. He needs to be Henry Ford.
America’s Gas Stations Are Running Out of TimeThey’ll soon be as quaint as a bookstore or soda fountain.
Wind Energy’s Rustic Years Are OverIt used to be alternative. Now it’s corporate, middle-American, and truly ascendant.
How the Elon Musk Economy WorksHis companies are interdependent in ways the U.S. rarely witnesses. Is that dangerous or brilliant?
Coal Is Officially a Zombie IndustryYet another major mining company filed for bankruptcy. How long can coal keep lurching?
The Auto Industry Gets ItThanks to cheap gas, Americans are losing interest in efficient, innovative vehicles. Carmakers know better.
The Most Important Light Bulb Deal in the WorldGE just sold 1.4 million LEDs to JPMorgan. That’s because efficient technology is finally becoming an affordable no-brainer.
The Supreme Court Can’t Save CoalThe justices dealt a blow to Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Dirty energy sources are still doomed.
Put a Solar Panel on ItHow did a warehouse company become one of America’s leaders in renewable energy?
Why Cheap Gas Isn’t Bad News for Electric CarsBecause much bigger changes are driving the automobile industry.
The Solar Industry’s Christmas MiracleSolar was facing an ugly end to 2015—until Paris, Wall Street, and Congress gave it a December worthy of George Bailey.
The Paris Summit’s Massive ObstacleIn the short term, emerging markets like China and India need their emissions.
How Solar Installations Could Be the Barn-Raisings of the 21st CenturyOne nonprofit is already making it happen—and helping working-class homeowners along the way.
Meet America’s First Offshore Wind FarmThere’s no better place than the ocean to generate emissions-free power. Why did it take us so long?
Why Tesla Wants to Buy SolarCityBecause Elon Musk is a surprisingly old-school kind of industrialist.
Could Coal Have Survived by Going Green?While its rivals innovated and iterated, coal stayed stagnant. Now it’s almost too late.
The Half-Life of America’s Nuclear PlantsNuclear energy is simultaneously making a comeback and fading out slowly.
42 Percent of an Electric Car RevolutionI did the math, and that’s what I’m getting out of my plug-in Prius. Not bad.
Tesla’s Real Innovation Isn’t the Electric CarIt’s the company’s business practices—and they should make a lot of industries very, very nervous.
The Fracking LanesHow the American natural gas revolution will create new routes of international exchange.
The Electric Car Revolution Is Finally StartingThey were once held back by their pricy, ineffective batteries. That era’s over.
Flicker Off, Flicker OnLED bulbs were once pricey and easy to ignore. They’re about to become the standard. And it will happen very, very quickly.
Why Solar Energy Is Fleeing NevadaBecause states have the power to turn a very good deal into a very bad one.
Sorry, Skiers. New England’s Warm Winter Is Great News.Homeowners in the Northeast are saving crazy amounts of money heating their homes.
Bill Gates Isn’t a Climate SaviorHe wants to throw billions at the threat of global warming. That’s not the way to beat it.
Is America Walking Away From Nuclear Power?It’s cheap, reliable, emissions-free—and struggling to keep up.