Graphic: Thin-film solar cells


Dow Chemical plans to sell a new rooftop shingle next year that converts sunlight into electricity and can be integrated with standard asphalt shingles. It is expected to generate $5 billion in revenue by 2015. For more Green Business news click here.

Graphic: China emissions targets


An international goal to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius appears unreachable even if China embarks on a vast effort to tame its growing greenhouse gas emissions, a Beijing think-tank has said.

Expanding our environment coverage

When the editorial and business teams met last year to frame our priorities for 2009, one of the ideas that most excited us was an expansion of our environment section. Our environment correspondents around the world were already ramping up their coverage of the business of clean technology, anticipating increased demand for news about how companies were addressing the challenges of climate change and pollution. This was before the election of President Obama and the promise of economic stimulus money for environmental projects.

So the timing felt right when we relaunched our Environment section as Green Business last week. You’ll still find all the news that was on the old page, from correspondents such as Oslo-based Alister Doyle and Peter Henderson in San Francisco. But we’ve added more financial content and news from partners with complementary coverage.