Category: Economics

A Coal Plant in India Is Turning CO2 Into Baking Soda

A Coal Plant in India Is Turning CO2 Into Baking Soda

In India, one company, CarbonClean, has developed a new way to remove carbon dioxide from the environment, by turning it into baking soda. CarbonClean is using their new technology at a coal-fired power plant in...

Dutch Company Experiments with Using Servers as Water Heaters

Dutch Company Experiments with Using Servers as Water Heaters

In the past, Nerdalize experimented with turning servers into wall heaters in peoples’ homes, with mixed results. The wall heaters took a long time to warm up, and only could heat a small room....

7 Ways to Power Your Home With Renewable Energy

7 Ways to Power Your Home With Renewable Energy

Using renewable energy to power your home can reduce or completely eliminate your utility bills, and the tax incentives for installing renewables can make them even more cost effective. Here are seven different ways...

‘Heat Islands’ Double the Cost of Climate Change in the World’s Largest Cities

‘Heat Islands’ Double the Cost of Climate Change in the World’s Largest Cities

An international team of economists has found that large cities may shoulder a disproportionate burden from climate change due to the amplifying effect of urban heat islands. While warming cities will bring big energy...

Water is getting much, much more expensive in these 30 cities

Water is getting much, much more expensive in these 30 cities

On average, Circle of Blue found that water rates have increased by 54 percent across the US since 2010. But changes year to year vary wildly. Between 2016 and 2017, rates only increased 4...

How one of the world’s biggest oil firms secured a $1.3 billion deal mired in corruption allegations

How one of the world’s biggest oil firms secured a $1.3 billion deal mired in corruption allegations

That deal – the acquisition of the exploration licence for an offshore oil block known as OPL 245 – had been regarded by Shell as a major accomplishment. But from the moment it was...

Artificially Intelligent Investors Rack Up Massive Returns in Stock Market Study

Artificially Intelligent Investors Rack Up Massive Returns in Stock Market Study

Scoring above-average returns on the stock market is notoriously hard — so hard, in fact, studies show even the most talented investors on Wall Street can’t do it reliably. But their problem might be...

Obama puts Arctic Ocean off limits for drilling in last-ditch barrier to Trump

Obama puts Arctic Ocean off limits for drilling in last-ditch barrier to Trump

Barack Obama’s administration has ruled out drilling for oil and gas in the pristine Arctic Ocean, throwing up a last-ditch barrier to the pro-fossil fuels agenda of incoming president Donald Trump. The removal of...