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Green energy in the “valley of death”

Broadscale Group wants to help fledgling alternative energy ventures make it through dicey times.

Tax credit in doubt, wind power industry is withering

The American wind sector has been buffeted by weak demand for electricity, stiff competition from gas and uncertainty over a tax credit that has become More...

Filthy hybrids and electrics…

I live on Toronto’s Yonge Subway line in a 26 storey apartment building. Each day, I walk seven minutes to the subway station, before a More...

How do you cool a desert city that uses no carbon emissions?

The picture above is in fact a giant air conditioner. Now this tower isn’t your typical AC – it doesn’t have a compressor or coils, nor More...

Good ideas for cities: Growing a local food system for St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri, is surrounded by some of the country’s richest farmland. That’s why it’s all the more frustrating that local residents eat produce grown More...

Review: “Hot, Flat, and Crowded”

Thomas Friedman, the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and a regular contributor to the New York Times, has recently published multiple articles on the topic of More...

Review: “The Leap”

If the recent global recession and economic turmoil are going to teach us anything, it should be that business as usual is not going to More...

Review: “What’s the Economy For, Anyway?”

The Great Recession and current economic instability have raised many questions about how to revive the economy and create jobs. For some, however, economic recovery More...

Review: “The End of Growth”

The work of economic developers and community builders is often focused on one end deliverable: creating jobs in our respective communities. This has been the More...