The Chinese state hopes to use market forces to encourage energy-hungry firms to seek cleaner alternatives, but simply telling them what to do may be more effective
The global demand for coal has fallen 4.2 per cent over the last two years, one of the biggest drops on record
While the US tried to promote “clean coal” at the COP23 Bonn climate meeting, other countries called for the dirty fossil fuel to be rapidly phased out
Richard Thaler has won this year's Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on the limits to human rationality and how to subtly influence people's behaviour
When they get special treatment, they can make new technologies go viral – but when they don’t, their real power is in putting the rest of us off
Offsetting social problems posed by financial overheating and tech disruption puts utopian ideas such as basic income centre stage, argue two new books
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Higher temperatures from climate change are going to be an economic gut punch for many countries. Even the rich ones.
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GM generics are not going to usurp Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soybean empire in the same vein as generic drugs.
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Greene Street in Manhattan has been up and down (and up again) several times in its 400-year history, as a new website illustrates with maps, graphics, and photos.
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