The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Japan last March put the brakes on the industry's revival, dimming prospects for the immediate future.
Investors in the solar industry have needed a strong stomach this year, and that’s unlikely to change soon.
In the current economic climate of corporate thrift, the booming market for technologies to use less energy continues to attract more investor capital.
Although sales of some models have missed expectations, electric vehicles, EV, are a greentech success story just by showing up in significant numbers in 2011.
The industry is at a unique point in history, where economic growth overseas, high energy costs, demand for commodities and better recovery technologies have converged to swell revenue.
If you're concerned about the environment and a sustainable future, then these things will scare the heck out of you.
Bipartisan legislative support worked briskly to authorize $104 million in tax breaks to help "green" companies in California buy equipment and add jobs— but the program has been frozen to new applicants amid questions about how the recipients were chosen.
Finding the next Steve Jobs of CleanTech can make sustainable clean energy achievable, says blogger Terry Tamminen.
Two Washington state universities will lead research into the conversion of Pacific Northwest wood and forest residues into biofuels, thanks to two of the largest grants ever awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Reading news from Washington DC, while spending a week in China, it seems to me that some members of Congress are backing policies that would make America much more like China — without any of the economic benefits.
The House of Representatives has proposed legislation to cut Environmental Protection Agency funding by almost 20 percent and curtail its ability to tackle a wide range of pollution issues.
Unlike America, the Emirates are taking the future of energy and the current problems of pollution and climate change very seriously — both for environmental and solid business reasons.
In Afghanistan, the biggest threat is deadly air pollution, which jills more people than the war.
Growing support for energy independence and a cleaner environment is driving a mix of market forces and legislative mandates toward renewable energy, which is translating into real jobs.
Innovative ad campaigns are not only helping to rebuild Japan's energy grid, but are also set to improve the sustainability of a local economy near you.
Like other parts of the travel industry, eco-tourism was hammered by the global recession but is on the comeback trail, as operators expand beyond its traditional high-end core.
Enforcing pollution laws and investing in cleantech will save lives and money in the future.
Now that Earth Day 2011 is past, let's set our sights on making Earth Day 2012 a lot “greener” — in every sense of that word — with a bigger sense of urgency and a little help from some friends, says Terry Tamminen.