Forget the Dow, here are the numbers that mattered this week
August 5, 2011, 5:30 p.m. by Chris Turner
Follow the Dow, and the economic forecast looks pretty black right about now. But in the midst of the old economy's failure, a new one continues to shine brightly on the horizon.
Style rules as solar power goes mainstream
August 3, 2011, 3:46 p.m. by Chris Turner
In cleantech, innovation often speaks of high-tech jargon in the future tense. A new generation of solar panels uses existing technology and a present-tense vocabulary of style and convenience to bring green energy to the mainstream.
Germany's creative class turns sustainability's limits into innovation engine
July 13, 2011, 12:10 p.m. by Chris Turner
From architecture to fashion design, Germany has become a sustainability pioneer in business sectors well beyond energy production. Along the way, its young innovators have discovered a wellspring of innovation in the design challenges of going green
Germany stakes its cleantech future on stiff sea breezes
July 7, 2011, 1:18 p.m. by Chris Turner
Germany has spent the last 5 years making solar power a mainstream business. It is poised to spend the next 10 years doing the same for offshore wind — and shuttering its nuclear industry forever in the process.
Germany: A cleantech case study for a post-Fukushima world
July 5, 2011, 12:19 p.m. by Chris Turner
In the wake of the worst nuclear disaster in a generation, Germany doubled down on a decade of success, pledging to eliminate nukes by 2022 and switch almost exclusively to renewable power by 2050. A report from the front lines.
T-shirt charges your phone by absorbing ambient sound
June 21, 2011, 5:16 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Shirts made of piezoelectric fabrics could make charging your portable electronics easier than ever.
Is the future of urban innovation in leisure or new industry?
May 19, 2011, 10:30 a.m. by Chris Turner
For a generation, decaying industrial cities have looked to leisure megaprojects for salvation — from casinos and stadiums to festivals and conventions. In these lean times, maybe cleantech R&D would be a smarter bet.
Even in leadership vacuum, green-collar jobs bring brighter days to the Rust Belt
April 20, 2011, 6:15 p.m. by Chris Turner
A two-year old fuel-efficiency pledge by the EU brings new jobs to a battery maker in Pennsylvania — and hints at much bigger economic changes to come to those jurisdictions smart enough to embrace them.
Obama on building a clean energy economy
April 6, 2011, 6:09 p.m.
Video: President Obama holds a town hall discussion with workers about building a 21st century clean energy economy.
Panel that works in the dark puts solar on fast track to ubiquity
April 6, 2011, 5:29 p.m. by Chris Turner
'Third-generation' photovoltaics promise to make solar power possible everywhere, from solar roofs to see-through solar windows. Is the age of ubiquitous solar finally upon us?
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