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Favorite and best stories from my recent work

China’s Rare-Earth Monopoly | Technology Review

An attractive material: Neodymium (shown here) is one of the rare-earth elements that are key to making very strong magnets for compact electric motors. Credit: Hi-Res Images of Chemical Elements     Energy —  China’s Rare-Earth Monopoly The rest of…

Talk – The future of green? | Ross School of Business, Univ. of Michigan

In October, 2009, I presented at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business discussing what a greener global economy might — and might not — look like in 30 years. To check out a video of my talk, watch below.

Can China Go Green? | BusinessWeek

Beijing has big plans to curb pollution and start a cleantech industry. But the global recession and looming trade frictions will test its resolve China’s unprecedented growth in recent years has come at a terrible price. Two-thirds of its rivers…

Book review – Hot, Flat, and Crowded By Thomas L. Friedman | BusinessWeek

Enlisting Father Profit to Save Mother Nature — Tom Friedman makes a gripping political, environmental, and economic case for green innovation Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution— and How It Can Renew America. By Thomas L. Friedman. Farrar, Straus &…

Book review – “The World Without Us” By Alan Weisman | BusinessWeek

Save The Planet: Disappear — Weisman presents a curiously refreshing vision of the apocalypse THE WORLD WITHOUT US By Alan Weisman. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press — 324pp — $24.95 The extinction of humankind is a grim topic. Yet in The World…

Here comes lunar power | BusinessWeek

Moon-driven tides, ocean currents and waves generate more oomph than wind, are more consistent that solar A drama is unfolding in New York City’s East River. This summer the Popsicles at a Gristedes supermarket on Roosevelt Island, midstream between Manhattan…

The Race Against Climate Change — How top companies are reducing emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases | BusinessWeek

On Nov. 21 power company executives from all over the country gathered in the Pit, a spacious General Electric () auditorium in Crotonville, N.Y., to meet with GE CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt and his team. The day was overcast and…