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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…

Solar and Wind Energy Costs Could Drop By 59 Percent By 2025

The average cost of electricity from wind and solar energy could drop by 26 to 59 percent, says the International Renewable Energy Agency…

VW Aims to Remake Its Green Empire (and the Electric Car Industry)

Volkswagen's future is electrically charged. Or, that's the way the company sees it. Fresh out of court, saddled with billions in debt and…

From Pipedream to Product Innovation: The Rise of the Circular Economy

The circular economy was once dismissed as a pipe dream. But through the persistence of thought leaders like Ellen MacArthur and William McDonough,…

Will Agriculture Become Self-Sustaining with Solar?

Solar power is leading the way into the 21st century, saving farmers money, boosting small operations and reducing carbon footprints.

Why the Increase in Solar-Powered Schools?

Out of the 125,000 K-12 schools in the United States, over 3,700 are running on solar power. Learn more about why so many…

Tesla Makes Offer to Buy SolarCity

Electric vehicle superstar Tesla just tendered an offer to buy America’s largest solar company, SolarCity. The move would make Tesla “the world’s only…

Ford on Mobility: ‘One Foot in Today and One Foot in Tomorrow’

Ford's 2015 sustainability report is a candid summary of where the automaker is today and its goals for the future of sustainable transportation.…

Hundreds of All-Electric, American-Made Scooters Coming to San Francisco

Electric-scooter sharing service Scoot Networks plans to bring hundreds of new, American-made machines to the streets of San Francisco. 3p's Phil Covington spoke…

Autonomous LED Lighting Is Driving a Smart Building Revolution

LED lighting systems can serve as a connectivity link between sensors, things, smart applications, artificial intelligence programming and human wearables. The disruptive result…

Apple’s Foray into Renewables Should Worry Utilities

Utilities should be worries as Apple’s entry into the renewables buying-and-selling markets could become a huge threat to their business.

The Answer to North America’s Energy Challenge is Blowing in the Offshore Wind

The U.S., the world’s second largest emitter of CO2, is faced with the task of converting its energy system from black to green.…

Heineken Launches Zero-Carbon Brewery in Austria

Earlier this week, Heineken cut the ribbon for what the brewing giant says is the world’s first “major zero-carbon brewery.”

Consumers Leave the Nest as Smart Home Technologies Struggle

The answers as to why smart home devices are struggling can be in part explained by the foibles of Nest and the resignation…

Thought Leadership Can Emerge in the Most Unexpected Places (Like Vegas)

Las Vegas is known more for its entertainment, gaming industry and debauchery than mundane activities like environmental conservation and clean technology. But thought…