Brainstorm Green Videos
Former EPA chief: Keystone XL will be built

Christine Todd Whitman says there are valid environmental concerns with the Keystone XL pipeline but thinks it'll ultimately be built.

A Republican supports Obama's climate plan

Former EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman says the federal government has to take proactive steps to combat the effects of climate change.

Where cell phones go to die

Much of the world's electronic waste ends up in Guiyu, China, where old parts are recycled but chemicals like mercury leak into the water.

Why Will.i.am teamed up with Coke

Musician Will.i.am tells Fortune's Andy Serwer how he pitched Coca-Cola to become more involved in sustainability.

NRG CEO: Nat gas will wipe out nuclear

Shell President Marvin Odum and NRG CEO David Crane explain why they think natural gas will become a dominant energy source.

GM CEO: Volt will be profitable

GM CEO Dan Akerson tells Fortune that the second generation of the Chevy Volt will be cheaper to make and profitable.

eBay: 'Not against an Internet sales tax'

eBay CEO John Donahoe explains his company's stance on the proposed Internet sales tax.

How Wal-Mart embraced sustainability

Sam's Club CEO Roz Brewer talks about how her parent company has implemented a sustainability index for their suppliers.

Philippines tap energy from Earth's core

The Philippines is the second largest producer of geothermal energy, but the country is looking to export its renewable energy program to other nations.

Battle lines set over Keystone pipeline

The Obama Administration is expected to decide the fate of the pipeline project in 2013, and the debate between protestors and TransCanada continues.

Vertical farms solve land problem

With land prices at a premium in Singapore, vertical farms with rotating vertical racks present a sustainable solution while cutting down pollution.

Making an island energy independent

Renewable energy has been used in Corsica, France, for decades. Now the island is considered an experiment for the newest technologies.

Profiting from pulling nasty weeds

Aquatic hyacinth is overtaking Africa's Lake Victoria, but entrepreneurs are using the invasive weed to create baskets and rope to sell.

Gas guzzlers need to go on a diet

CNN's Fareed Zakaria reports that cars have gotten increasingly heavier and looks at one scientist's design for the lighter car of the future.

The Waldorf's new guests: Honey bees

New York's iconic Waldorf-Astoria hotel is playing host to a swarm of bees in return for fresh honey offered exclusively to guests.

Empire State Building gets a makeover

The New York skyscraper is switching its iconic lights from incandescent bulbs to brighter and more energy efficient LEDs.

How U.S. fracking helps India

The U.S. fracking boom is creating a big demand for guar, a substance used in drilling, and is benefiting thousands of guar bean farmers in India.

New battery could be solar power's BFF

Startup Liquid Metal Battery is developing a low-cost battery they say will store wind or solar electricity for when there's no wind or sun.

Where cell phones go to be reborn

While most old mobile phones end up in landfills, increasingly they end up in the hands of eRecycling Corps who restores them to be resold.

A Republican's push for a carbon tax

Former U.S. Representative Bob Inglis is pushing for higher taxes on gasoline and coal to fight climate change, offset by tax cuts elsewhere.

FedEx's electric truck challenge

FedEx has set goals to cut fuel consumption and reduce emissions, but the high cost of electric trucks has slowed down their fleet modernization.

Turning wood pellets into gasoline

New Jersey-based Primus Green Energy has developed a process to turn corn, wood and even natural gas into high-octane gasoline for cars.

Cargill's 'global food system' vision

Cargill CEO Greg Page talks about the challenges of increasing food production to meet a growing global population.

Gas prices loom over the election

Former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta says that high gas prices have crowded out other energy issues in the presidential election.

Walmart's growing green expectations

Chairman Rob Walton discusses how the retail giant has carried out initiatives to become more eco-friendly.

The electric car infrastructure problem

Enterprise CEO Andy Taylor discusses the challenges his company faces in renting more electric cars to customers.

How Coke learned to listen

Coca-Cola was slow to embrace social media, but CSO Bea Perez says the company uses it to reach out to consumers and critics.

Is fracking regulation effective?

At Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference, a panel debates whether fracking can be regulated without hurting the economy.

Startup targets fracking water filtration

Austin-based startup Omni Water Solutions has developed a water filtration system that fits in the trailer of a big rig truck.

How one ski resort went trash-free

A Steamboat Springs, Colorado ski resort has cut its waste by 70 percent by using only recyclable or compostable eating utensils.

Cutting through the Keystone XL hysteria

CNNMoney breaks down the bitter debate between environmentalists, Congress and energy companies over the proposed 1,700-mile pipeline.

TransCanada: No plans to back off Keystone

TransCanada says it will resubmit plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S.

Public project $100M under budget ... really!

Tampa Bay Water built a treatment plant that solved their water problems for $100 million less than their initial projections.

SolarReserve: We're not another Solyndra

Solar Reserve CEO Kevin Smith says his company will avoid the problems that plagued Solyndra, the failed solar company.

Renewable tidal energy's reality check

The Snohomish County Public Utility outside of Seattle is experimenting with tidal power but implementation has been sluggish.

Turkey's massive ship recycling program

In Aliaga, Turkey, large ships from around the world are dismantled, and the steel is recycled and sent to mills.

Gas pipeline CEO backs more regulation

Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel says that more regulation of oil pipeline safety will give the public greater confidence in the oil industry.

Building a greener steel mill

Hyundai Steel has spent $5.5 billion to construct one of the world's first eco-friendly steel mills in South Korea.

Next locally grown craze: beer hops

The growing trend to source locally has resulted in a revival of hops farming on the East Coast of the US.

The greening of the Empire State Bldg.

The Empire State Building is undergoing a $20 million energy retrofit, creating hundreds of jobs and cutting energy use by 38%.

GE's $1 billion Hudson River clean-up bill

Inside the EPA's $1 billion settlement with GE to dredge the company's chemicals from the river's bottom so fishing might someday return.

Reno goes all in on geothermal power

The 'Biggest Little City in the World' draws all of its residential power needs from geothermal energy, but can geothermal work in other cities?

Making lightbulbs from silicon

Bay Area lighting company Bridgelux is developing technology to make cheaper LED lights from silicon.

Selling solar to the Marines - Ooh-rah!

CNNMoney takes a look at the different types of renewable energy technology that vendors are trying to sell to the U.S. Marines.

Frontline troops push for solar energy

The U.S. Marines are testing renewable energy technologies like solar to reduce costs and casualties associated with fossil fuels.

The city, CUNY and the Department of Energy are using tools like the NYC Solar Map to encourage solar installation and ease the grid's burden.

Solar power scrubs NYC subways clean

The world's largest subway operator is cutting emissions and costs by using solar thermal power at its Coney Island facility to wash the front of train cars.

Is sourcing food locally a sustainable biz?

A popular Martha's Vineyard restaurant serves only locally sourced seafood but limited supply makes it a dangerous business move.

'I switched to solar'
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Three Southern California residents talk about why they decided to install solar panels in their homes.

Keeping score on golf's 'greenest' greens

A summer playground for the rich, Martha's Vineyard also boasts the most eco-friendly golf course in the country.

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