- ForbesContributor, 2011 - present
- ContraryEditor, 2003
- University Of ChicagoLecturer and Writing Advisor, 2002
Jeff McMahon covers green technology, energy, and the environment for Forbes. He lives in Chicago and teaches journalism and argument at the University of Chicago.
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Renewables Cost Twice What Carbon Cuts Might Have Cost: Rowe
The United States missed an opportunity to fuel its renewables revolution at a much lower cost, John Rowe, former CEO and chairman emeritus
China Is Quietly Burning A Fuel Dirtier Than Coal -- And Buying It From US
China's efforts to reduce air pollution could be negated by its unregulated and unmonitored burning of petcoke, a fuel dirtier than coal, an
$8B-$16B Investment Could Double Solar Market By 2020
Almost half of homes and business in the United States are unfit for rooftop solar installation, either because of building structure, credi
Want To Build A Better Battery? Don't Talk To Battery Experts
When MIT Professor Donald Sadoway hires people for his promising battery startup, Ambri, he makes sure they don't have any battery experienc
China: Electric Vehicle-To-Grid Technology Could Solve Renewable Energy ...
China could use an expected boom in electric vehicles to stabilize a grid that depends heavily on wind and solar energy, officials from an i
States Ignoring Mitch McConnell, Working On Clean Power Plan: EPA
Last month Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged states to ignore the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, but the sta
Forget Global Warming And Climate Change, Call It 'Climate Disruption'
People have been trained to deal with change by thinking it's not all bad, but climate change is all bad, according to a research meteorolog
Don't Worry About Methane Hydrates, Government Scientist Says: You Have ...
Worrying about methane hydrates warming the atmosphere is like worrying about your house burning down after it's been leveled by a hurricane
Four Sites Where You Can Monitor U.S. Radiation Levels
EPA map of U.S. radiation monitoring stations UPDATED with a fourth site, EPA's RadNet Lab Open Data system. Radiation from Japan's Fukushim
Low Oil Price May Stifle Deepwater Drilling And Oil Sands But Not Fracking
Saudi Arabia and OPEC may have dropped oil prices to stifle competition from America and other boom time locations, but they didn't drop it
U.S. Fracking Boom Won't Bring Manufacturing Home: Analysts
While cheap natural gas and oil is drawing petrochemical companies back to the United States, companies that produce consumer goods are unli
Dow Bets $6 Billion That U.S. Fracking Boom Will Last Another Decade
Dow Chemical is investing $6 billion to enlarge its manufacturing facilities in the United States by 40 percent, based on a wager that low n