Google & Intel: Saving the Climate and Margins

A half-dozen years ago, an Internet eternity, the green punditocracy actually saw the World Wide Web as a tool that was virtually energy-free. Some even said the Web would just piggyback on the "existing telecom" infrastructure, surf along existing wires, sipping electrons.

A Power Portfolio

Have you had enough of oil stocks? Here's another energy play-invest in companies that will participate in the reinvention of the gasoline automobile around hybrid engines. 

Brawn & Brains

How to avoid the next blackout: Make the grid smarter. As instant pundits were too quick to point out last week, investment in grid assets has declined steadily in recent decades, while electricity demand has risen. Tangled regulatory reasons are to blame, and new investment in grid hardware is now urgently needed. But the grid…