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More Than Just Talk: The Future of Vehicle Integration

Today, “vehicle connectivity” is more than a buzzword. Propelled forward by advancements in the amount of software a vehicle can process, the potential for connectivity has begun to capture the imagination of the largest automakers. In addition to making life more convenient, the connected car is also poised to make a larger positive impact. By communicating with the grid, interfacing with our homes and sending data to the cloud, our cars can help enable efficient energy use and address major mobility challenges.

Putting Solar on the Map: A Brief Overview of Solar Mapping

Solar maps may depict solar energy potential as well as existing and planned installations. Some maps contain historic information, allowing one to see solar advances over time. Sophisticated map tools allow users to test various solar configurations at a hypothetical installation site, determine cost savings/payback time periods, and even contact installers to “make it so.”

SPECIAL SERIES: The ROI of Sustainability

EPA Helps Companies Make the Business Case for Green Power

The EPA’s Green Power Partnership includes more than 1,300 partner organizations using billions of kilowatt-hours of green power each year. Beyond reducing carbon impact, joining the partnership makes financial sense. We talked to the EPA and Tamara “TJ” DiCaprio, director of environmental sustainability at Microsoft, a partner company that uses more than 2.4 billion kWh of green power a year, to find out more.

HP Releases Living Progress Report Today

HP’s Living Progress report drops today with a video to explain the latest updates in the company’s progress toward human, environmental and economic improvement. The Living Progress framework helps HP measure and manage people, planet and profit simultaneously, something we know a thing or two about around here.

The Disconnectivity Paradox in the Modern Digital Age

Rather than technology manifesting social connectedness, it is common that technology ends up shaping our behaviors and habits toward greater isolation. The ubiquity of mobile and online connectivity and the subsequent diminishing of human connection have become truths of our time. In this excerpt from her new book, “Everyday Ambassador: Make a Difference by Connecting in a Disconnected World,” author Kate Otto explains in depth.

Lifebits: UNICEF’s Wearable Technology That Will Save Lives

UNICEF just joined forces with design firm Frog and smartphone chip maker ARM. They created a global competition to challenge designers, technologists and scientists to join forces and create “Wearables for Good.” Do you have what it takes?

Developing Nations’ Renewable Investments to Exceed Those of Developed World

The combined clean energy investment of developing countries, including China, Brazil, India and South Africa, totaled $131 billion in 2014, only 6 percent less than the combined total for developed countries. The gap is narrowing and is expected to close soon. Then, we will be the ones doing the chasing.

SPECIAL SERIES: Disrupting Short-Termism

SAP Develops Workforce of the Future

SAP has turned workforce management into a competitive advantage through some outside-the-box thinking. Programs that support employees with autism widen the hiring pool, and formal opportunities in “intrapreneurship” give high-energy employees the chance to give entrepreneurship a try.

Why Sustainability Requires More Than Technological Advances

To fully understand the role of technology in achieving sustainability, we must first acknowledge the role that technology had in providing us the means to stray off the pathway to sustainability in the first place.

Momentum Builds for Sports Teams’ Transition to LED

Big-name sports teams in baseball, basketball, football and hockey are warming up to the idea of installing LED (light-emitting diode) technology in their stadiums to improve performance and save on electricity costs.

Apple Talks Corporate Social Responsibility

Get an inside glimpse of Apple’s corporate responsibility effort from Jacky Haynes, senior director of supplier responsibility for the tech giant.