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EDF: Green Trucks Good for the Planet and Business

Heavy trucks haul about 70 percent of U.S. freight, gobbling nearly 2.5 million barrels of oil per day while producing nearly half-a-billion tons of carbon pollution a year, according to the report. By 2040 pollution from this sector is projected to increase by another 40 percent.

Product Review: SunBell Solar Lamp and Phone Charger

The Little Sun and SunBell solar lamps by Bright Products demonstrate how industrial designers meet the challenges of solar cells with attractive, intuitive designs and multi-use devices.

Interview: Carrie Majeske, Ford

Carrie Majeske talks about how Ford is using Big Data to improve the driving experience and advance issues of sustainability.

Do Perovskites Hold the Keys to Ubiquitous Solar Energy?

The U.S. DOE recently announced $10 million in R&D funding that includes exploring the use of pervoskites as a CSP molten salts energy storage solution. Offering what is viewed as an ideal combination of performance and low cost, researchers on the PV front are looking to commercialize perovskite solar PV cells.

SolarCoin: Good for the Environment but Not Social Equity?

SolarCoin rewards solar power producers. Handing out digital cash to people with solar panels can benefit our electricity systems and the environment, but there might be more equitable ways to incentivize clean energy.

Finland Aims for 80 Percent Emissions Cuts with New Climate Act

Finland contributes little in the way of global carbon emissions, but is disproportionately feeling the effects of climate change. Passage of the national climate change act reinforces and builds momentum as Finland moves to build a healthy, vital low-carbon economy and society.

Investor Ready Cities: From London to Rio de Janeiro

Yesterday, we went over a few success stories told in timely and valuable report from Siemens, PwC and Berwin Leighton Paisner. Here are three more inspiring snapshots that tell the story of cities moving towards a more sustainable future.

Big Change Dwells in Tiny Houses: Corporate Sponsorships and Making a Difference

Choosing smaller options such as a 7.5-ounce rather than a 12-ounce can of soda for long-term benefit is often a no-brainer. But what if the tiny movement applied to your personal living space? While the average American home size has actually grown over 140 percent from 1950 to 2012, the burgeoning Tiny House Movement is fighting this trend and taking the “less is more” axiom to the next level. In about 400 square feet (and sometimes as little as 100 square feet) tiny homes capitalize on smart and creative design to deliver a fully functioning home with a greatly minimized structural, environmental and financial footprint.