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What’s Your Inspiration Capital?

This article discusses the challenges of social entrepreneurship and staying motivated to overcome hurdles. Inspiration capital is the motivational force created by your greatest source of inspiration.

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Advancing Entrepreneurship in India

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to India (provided by SAP) to investigate how IT is helping address issues of sustainability – from energy use to economic development to everything in between.  Over the next week or two I’ll be publishing some of my experiences.  You can follow along on this page. Longtime readers … Continued

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GoldieBlox is More Than an Engineering Toy for Girls

GoldieBlox is more than an engineering toy for girls, founder Debbie Sterling believes it will build role models, start conversations, inspire girls to pursue STEM careers and start a movement.

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The Fight for Renewables Rages On, Despite Drought

Fuels America, a group of advanced and conventional renewable stakeholders joined to fight for America’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). This comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking at waiving the RFS, largely thanks to the recent harsh drought conditions over the mid-western U.S. this summer.

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How Real Estate Financing Models Can Boost Solar

Used to tremendous success in the real estate sector, SF’s Renewable Energy Trust proposes applying the real estate investment trust (REIT) structure to “democratize” and boost investments in solar PV projects.

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Huge Oversupply Renders Kyoto Protocol Emissions Market Ineffective

The huge surplus means that developed economies will be able to emit more greenhouse gases than foreseen under worst-case “business-as-usual” scenarios, as well as further eroding credibility in the ability of international organizations and national governments to actually deliver on pledges to reduce carbon emissions.