Coined “Google buses,” the long-haul commuter shuttles (most operated by third-party vendors) transport Google, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo and other tech employees day-in and day-out. But not everyone in the Bay Area is happy about their use of public infrastructure.
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Dr. Dan Lashof, chief operating officer of NextGen Climate America, one of the sponsors of the research, said: “This is by far the most rigorous and detailed study of what it will take to achieve a transition to clean energy in the United States.”
Whether you live in Oakland, the densely-packed neighborhoods of San Francisco or the comfortable ‘burbs of Lafayette, housing is expensive — and, for many, prohibitively so. We speak with three Bay Area housing experts to find out what cities are (and aren’t) doing to ensure affordable housing is a right for everyone, and how tech companies can step up to the plate to help in their communities.
“Oh really? There’s debate about open-source hardware? I’m going to keep shipping open-source hardware while you all argue about it,” said Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries, a $30 million, open-source hardware business.
Despite popular opinion, beneficiaries aren’t mismanaging the free cash, nor are they spending it on alcohol or gambling. They’re using it to change their lives.
The gig economy has transformed the San Francisco Bay Area. But with with the recent shut-down of house-cleaning app Homejoy, some are concerned that the gig economy bubble may pop.
Barcelona’s Reimagine Food gives a new meaning to disruptive technology. If we are what we eat, then this new culinary accelerator is liable to transform not just our food experience, but also the way we live.
Honeywell has released a new global index, Smart Building Score, which allows building owners and managers to assess how green, safe, and productive their buildings are.
An old but powerful New York state law may have profound implications for Exxon, which is being investigated for misrepresenting its knowledge that its business decisions could cause climate change. And this time, prosecutors don’t have to prove intent. They only have to demonstrate that “common honesty” was not upheld in its business decisions. An email and a fairly exhaustive investigation by journalists and environmentalists have set the stage for a new kind of legal wrangling.
Located in the Netherlands, SolaRoad is the first road of its kind to make a unique foray in pollution-free solar energy. In the first six months since it was installed, the SolaRoad has generated over 3,000 kilowatt-hours or roughly the equivalent required for a single-person household for one calendar year. The annual yield of the project is expected to reach more than 70 kwh per square meter. Now, various nations and provinces are planning on and negotiating for the implementation of similar energy-centric roadways.
The city of Mountain View, California — home to Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and Microsoft’s Silicon Valley office — boasts gorgeous campuses for work and play. But it also has serious traffic and housing issues, and a lack of density in zoning regs is partially to blame.
South Australia stands at the forefront of the renewable energy transition. Residential rooftop solar will soon reach 28 percent penetration, which is to say that more than a quarter of all households will have it. And South Australia already has the most installed wind generation in the country. But wider deployment of energy storage will help bring the state’s transition to the next level.