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  • Bringing 19th Century Cities into the 21st Century

    Bringing 19th Century Cities into the 21st Century

    Municipalities are facing challenges never envisioned by their founders. Working with private contractors, they are cleaning water, reducing energy costs and  providing job training.

  • Trading Worth Billions: Can We Manage?

    Trading Worth Billions: Can We Manage?

    It is human instinct to trade. But in the 21st Century, does the complexity of such agreements determine failure?

  • Trump's transportation plans to bring in private investment

    Trump's Transportation Plan : Prime the Pump

    Mr. Trump plans to stimulate trillions in private investments, starting with $16.2 bn for transportation. Will that do the trick?

  • 4 steps to solar installation

    Why Doesn't Everyone Have Solar?

    Too many home and commercial owners think solar is too hard, the benefits too low or they won't be in the building long enough. Think again.

  • California Floods Hide Underground Droughts

    California Floods Hide Underground Droughts

    Our water storage for the next generation -- and maybe our own -- faces challenges that are hidden.  Our guest editor discusses depleting aquifers and their impact on our economy and our future.

  • 5 coal myths

    5 Myths of Coal Jobs

    Coal is being killed by automation, expense, water stress, noncompetitive and poor future for exports, not the EPA and noisy environmentalists.

  • A Bit of Efficiency Goes a Long Way

    A Bit of Efficiency Goes a Long Way

    INFOGRAPHIC: Energy efficiency is a multiplier: lowering demand decreases the losses from generation, delivery and customer fixtures. Energy efficiency appliances save money. Find out what your state is doing.

  • Energy Efficiency is Fuel for Jobs of the Future

    Energy Efficiency is Fuel for Jobs of the Future

    Small and local, energy efficiency jobs stretch across all major job sectors. Firms employing energy workers keep communities safe by building expertise and managing the demand during warming summers.