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Cheap and Clean explores how, more than anything else, beliefs about the costs and environmental harms associated with certain fuels drive opinions about energy and climate change policy.


All Energy Articles
  • africa_and_cord An emerging business model that aims to reduce energy poverty holds real promise. But it needs a jump-start.

  • In San Francisco, planners are using variable pricing to reduce the congestion, pollution, and aggravation that come with big-city traffic.

  • China_electric_vehicles The Chinese government’s effort to create an electric vehicle industry illuminates the promise and peril of economic development policies.

  • The author provides a rollicking and detailed recounting of what it takes to build a social business in Africa.

    Reviewed By Sam Goldman
  • New York’s Center for Economic Opportunity tests new antipoverty programs from the mayor’s office.

    By Corey Binns | 1
  • Unless clean tech follows well-established rules of innovation and commercialization, the industry’s promise to provide sustainable sources…

    By Clayton M. Christensen, Suman ("Shuman") Talukdar, Richard Alton, & Michael B. Horn | 8
  • Clean Energy Works Portland gets consumers—and the workforce—energized about weatherization.

    By Suzie Boss | 1
  • By paying so much attention to managing their own risks, philanthropists are no longer attending to the marginalized people who risk so much…

    By Sheela Patel | 1
  • A popular Mexico City program for cutting air pollution from vehicles doesn’t work; in fact sales of new cars, used cars, and gasoline have…

    By Alana Conner

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All Energy Podcasts
  • At the 2013 Stanford Center for Social Innovation’s 2013 Conradin Von Gugelberg Memorial Lecture, Nichols addresses CA's cap-and-trade system and what it means for our environment.

    Featuring Mary Nichols
  • Lesley Marincola, CEO of Angaza Design, discusses an approach to energy poverty that helps end users afford efficient energy and lighting products.

    Featuring Lesley Marincola
  • Ann_Bartuska_headshot In this audio lecture, Dr. Ann Bartuska of the U.S. Department of Agriculture shares her insight on the necessary steps to sustainably feed the nine billion people that will be living on our planet by 2050.

    Featuring Ann Bartuska | 1
  • Professor Frank Wolak considers how different utility rate structures might accelerate or delay the vision of an intelligent energy supply/demand nexus in the home.

    Featuring Frank A. Wolak
  • How small business and "green" business came hand-in-hand with eBay and Intuit.

    Featuring Amy Skoczlas Cole & Rupesh Shah