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Not in My Back Bay

Windmills make sense. They generate clean, renewable energy without contributing to global warming or our reliance on Middle Eastern oil. They are also big and...

Bill Weihl.

Google likes equations. Here's one that's bracingly simple: RE A former professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Weihl, 52, began by helping...

Green Concerns Over the Energy Bill

Environmental groups are anxiously watching three votes this week that could significantly water down the energy bill currently before the Senate. The outcome of...

Blackout '03: Getting By Without the Grid

There's nothing like a multistate summertime blackout to get environmentalists and industry groups throwing spitballs at one another. Extreme greens wag...

Going Green: How Business Saw the Light

On a cloudless afternoon early last fall, Honda CEO Takeo Fukui stood by his company's test track outside Tokyo and watched a group of journalists take the...

Tim Cook

A courageous innovator

Five Best Ideas of the Day: November 24

1. A bipartisan plan in North Carolina shrunk prison population and cut costs while the crime rate continued to fall. Can it serve as a model for other states?...

Tower of Power

Don't look directly at the tower. It's tempting, but really--don't." Mike Bobinecz, vice president of construction management at BrightSource Energy, is just...

The Right Just Might Save the Planet

The people who are most concerned about global warming are also typically opposed to the technologies most capable of reducing emissions