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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.

The Next Big Innovation in Renewable Energy Won't Be Technological
The $100,000 Battery That Could Help Hotels Save Bundles of Money

The $100,000 Battery That Could Help Hotels Save Bundles of Money

Two 54-kilowatt energy storage systems at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco's Nob Hill will be able to supply 20 percent of the building's electricity demand.

Breakthrough: The Accidental Discovery That Revolutionized American Energy Reuters

Breakthrough: The Accidental Discovery That Revolutionized American Energy

One day in 1997, while supervising a well in north Texas, a group of geologists made a small mistake that would help change the future of fracking.

The Key to Cheap Renewable Energy? Robots SunPower

The Key to Cheap Renewable Energy? Robots

Think Roombas, but for photovoltaic arrays.

5 Charts That Explain the Great Energy Shift

5 Charts That Explain the Great Energy Shift

The rise of fracking and the decline of coal

Who Will Compete With Energy Companies in the Future? Apple, Comcast, and You

Who Will Compete With Energy Companies in the Future? Apple, Comcast, and You

NRG Energy chief David Crane says the day is coming when you will be your own utility. 

The World's Greenest Jail?

The World's Greenest Jail?

Orange is the new green.*

The Huge Chill: Why Are American Refrigerators So Big?

The Huge Chill: Why Are American Refrigerators So Big?

From iceboxes to stainless steel behemoths: An Object Lesson.

I Flew 75,000 Miles Last Year—and I'm Never Flying Again

I Flew 75,000 Miles Last Year—and I'm Never Flying Again

It's just not worth the cost to our planet.

We Are Terrifyingly Close to the Climate's 'Point of No Return'

We Are Terrifyingly Close to the Climate's 'Point of No Return'

Should fossil fuel use continue on its current trajectory, the future for life on planet Earth is bleak.

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