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The Wrong Kind of Ethanol Boom

A new study finds that higher blends of ethanol could cause explosions in nearby buildings after a spill.

30 Years of Coens: <em>No Country for Old Men</em>

30 Years of Coens: No Country for Old Men

A triumph of immaculate execution, and their best film

Explaining the U.S. Tennis Slump

Explaining the U.S. Tennis Slump

The weak showing of American men at this year's U.S. Open is the natural outcome of a culture that hasn't caught on to Europe's wunderkind-raising ways.

The Grinch That Stole the Coal Industry's Christmas AP

The Grinch That Stole the Coal Industry's Christmas

The pace of coal-fired power-plant closure is accelerating, thanks to cheap natural gas and environmental regulations.

Germany's Solar Star Fades AP

Germany's Solar Star Fades

The United States is set to overtake Germany, long the world's biggest solar power.

The Carbon Time Bomb in Your Retirement Account Reuters

The Carbon Time Bomb in Your Retirement Account

A new financial tool lets Wall Street calculate the climate-change risk of investments.

The World's Greenest Oil Company?

The World's Greenest Oil Company?

France's Total is hedging against a low-carbon future by investing in solar and biofuels. 

New York City's Energy Infrastructure Transformed Last Month and Nobody Noticed

New York City's Energy Infrastructure Transformed Last Month and Nobody Noticed

A new pipeline massively expanded the amount of natural gas flowing into Manhattan.

Here's Why Developing Countries Will Consume 65% of the World's Energy by 2040 AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams

Here's Why Developing Countries Will Consume 65% of the World's Energy by 2040

China and India hold the world's fate in their hands as energy use skyrockets in poorer countries. 

How Scientists are Using Drones to Fight the Next Big Oil Spill CARTHE

How Scientists are Using Drones to Fight the Next Big Oil Spill

Researchers are deploying drones and sensors off the Florida coast to predict the impact of the next Deepwater Horizon. 

Here's a Climate-Change Fix: a Giant Solar-Power Plant on the Moon AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams

Here's a Climate-Change Fix: a Giant Solar-Power Plant on the Moon

Imagined by Japan, staffed by robots

Big Oil's Thanksgiving Gift AP

Big Oil's Thanksgiving Gift

Turkey Day gasoline prices are the lowest since 2010.

Solar Energy Was America's Sole New Power Source in October Reuters

Solar Energy Was America's Sole New Power Source in October

Get ready for a photovoltaic building boom. 

Why You Might Buy Electricity From Elon Musk Some Day Todd Woody

Why You Might Buy Electricity From Elon Musk Some Day

In California, homeowners are pulling the plug on their utilities by storing solar electricity in Tesla batteries. 

Wall Street's New Cash Cow: Your Roof Reuters

Wall Street's New Cash Cow: Your Roof

Home solar panels aren't just generating clean electricity; they're now asset-backed securities. 

As UN Climate Change Talks Go Nowhere, Ontario Bans Coal Reuters

As UN Climate Change Talks Go Nowhere, Ontario Bans Coal

Welcome to the Great Green North.

Why China's Solar Building Boom Is Good for the United States Reuters

Why China's Solar Building Boom Is Good for the United States

China will install a third of the world's photovoltaic capacity next year—and that means cheaper solar panels for the U.S.

The Death of Coal Paul Foy/AP

The Death of Coal

Two recent decisions foreshadow the fitful future of energy in America.

Red States, Green Power Ed Andrieski/AP

Red States, Green Power

Wind energy is supplying up to 60 percent of electricity demand on record-setting days in some states.

Why Are Gas Prices Falling? EIA

Why Are Gas Prices Falling?

The average gallon now runs an American $3.19, the lowest price since February 2011.

Push This Button to Serve Web Pages With Clean Electricity

Push This Button to Serve Web Pages With Clean Electricity

IBM has patented a way to cut the carbon emissions of cloud computing. 

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