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New Surface ads, old story: iPad is a lump of coal

Apple's tablet is, according to Microsoft, no good when you're cooking and terrible for sharing. It's a wonder Apple sold any at all.

By Nov. 26, 2013


Greenpeace praises Facebook's 'unfriending' of coal

Facebook reveals its carbon footprint from 2011. The company uses 23 percent clean and renewable energy, but hopes to increase the percentage to 25 by 2015.

By Aug. 1, 2012


Aussie coal partners with solar

Australian coal-driven power station plans to install one of world's largest solar-coal integration plants to augment its electricity generation process.

By Apr. 13, 2011


AT&T's bid for T-Mobile turns to lump of coal

week in review Stared down by regulators, AT&T calls off the $39 billion wireless megamerger. Meanwhile, Google and Mozilla renew their partnership, and Apple notches legal win over HTC.

By Dec. 23, 2011


Startup zaps nasty coal for cleaner burn

CoalTek signs a deal to build a plant in Inner Mongolia that upgrades low-grade coal by barraging it with microwaves to remove moisture.

By Nov. 29, 2011


From coal to biomass for some Virginia power

Dominion Virginia Power makes a deal with biomass manufacturer Enviva as the energy company converts a few coal power plants to burn wood pellets.

By Oct. 19, 2011


Hybrids can be less polluting than coal-powered EVs

How green is an EV? A Union of Concerned Scientists report compares global warming emissions of plug-in vehicles to gasoline-powered cars.

By Apr. 16, 2012


Algae machine to reduce Australian coal plant CO2

MBD Energy installing first of many planned OriginOil systems for turning carbon dioxide into algae oil.

By May. 24, 2011


Apple has a good Christmas, then gets a lump of coal from Italy

The week's big news and rumors in Apple land, including record-setting activations on Christmas and a $1.2M fine in Italy.

By Dec. 31, 2011


Nuclear safer than coal, China official says

Pan Ziqiang of China National Nuclear Corp. says that the dangers have been exaggerated and that the country should push ahead with its ambitious plans for more nuclear power plants.

By Mar. 25, 2011