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All Innovation Is Not Created Equal

Innovation 2.0 is about innovating with a broader social and environmental purpose, while keeping an eye toward market demands.
The future of autonomous machines does not remove human interaction—it requires human-machine intelligence to improve decision-making and safety.

Autonomous Technology Still Needs Humans After All

From self-driving cars to pilot-less airplanes, what is the future of autonomous machines and where do humans fit in?
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Ford and Jose Cuervo Partner To Make Bioplastic From Agave

Ford's initial assessments “suggest the material holds great promise due to its durability and aesthetic qualities.”
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Test-Drive Comparison: Tesla Model S vs Toyota Mirai

3p economic correspondent Bill Roth test-drove the all-electric Tesla Model S and the hydrogen-fueled Toyota Mirai. Check out his side-by-side comparison, and see…
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Tesla Announces Part 2 of Its Master Plan, With Part 1 Still Unfulfilled

Ten years after outlining his first master plan for Tesla, Elon Musk released a sequel that aroused a wide range of reactions from…
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EV Expansion and the Hunt for a Charging Station

Electric vehicles are still far from their promise to transform the automobile market. And the reason why is simple: EVs lack a comprehensive,…
Earth 2017 Founder Bill Roth test drives hydrogen fueled Toyota Mirai.

Is the Hydrogen-Fueled Toyota Mirai a Disruptive Technology?

Toyota branded the Mirai hydrogen-fueled car as a technology turning point. And for good reason, says 3p's Bill Roth.
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Use Smart Tech to Make Your Small Business Sustainable

Cutting the environmental impact of your business not only helps the planet, but it can also positively affect your bottom line, both through…
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In Defense of Rooftop Solar

Utility giants claim large-scale solar is the way of the future, citing lower cost and higher efficiency compared to decentralized alternatives. But despite…
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Cheapest Offshore Wind Farm In The World, Thanks To Shell

The winning bid for a gigantic new offshore wind farm in the Netherlands came in at 2.3 billion euros less than expected. And…
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Copenhagen’s Solar Boats Offer a Fun and Green Afternoon

Copenhagen's self-guided solar boat rental is a fantastic, and sustainable, way to see the city.
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The Long Road to True Innovation

In today’s world, “innovation” is often synonymous with “fast.” But when the stakes are high, the mission is critical, and failure is not…
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What Nature Teaches Us About Design and Leadership

“A sustainable world already exists," Janine Benyus, co-founder of the Biomimicry Institute, said at the 2016 Sustainable Brands Conference. "And we need to…
This modular sneaker made from recycled and sustainable materials won top honors for best student project.

3p Weekend: These Cradle-to-Cradle Innovations Stop Waste in Its Tracks

The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge seeks to inspire up-and-coming designers to create products for the circular economy — highlighting safe materials…
Gertrude from Malawi test a solar light. Gertrude is a student of Barefoot College, an NGO supported by Enel Energy

Power to the People: Enel Group and the SDG Compass

When heading out into unfamiliar territory, a map or a compass can keep us on course. Fortunately, there is such a "compass" for…
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