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IBM Pulse2012: Smarter Cities

While smart buildings and campuses show amazing results due to asset management and building improvements that impact energy use, spatial planning and inhabitant…

Is Shale Gas Good or Bad? Panelists and the Audience at KPMG Summit are Split

“Is the emergence of shale gas a positive or negative development with respect to sustainability?” This was one of the most interesting questions…
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Balancing the Energy-Water Nexus

With few exceptions, water is necessary to generate and distribute energy. In turn, water can’t be collected, purified and transported without energy. A…
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India Leads With $10.3bn in Clean Energy Investments

Bloomberg recently reported that India’s clean tech investments, “reached $10.3bn in 2011, some 52 percent higher than the $6.8bn invested in 2010. This was…
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MIT’s New Perspectives on Energy Innovation

When MIT spends three years studying something, it’s probably worthwhile to pay close attention to the results. In this case the university is…
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Rising to the Challenge of Keeping Food and Energy from Being Trashed

This article highlights the amount of embedded energy in food waste while exploring ways to tackle America's dual problem of hunger and clean…
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BP, Halliburton Go to War Over Deepwater Horizon Disaster

The legal battles surrounding the Deepwater Horizon 2010 drilling disaster promise to be just as messy—and more lengthy—than the spill incident itself. The…
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New Chargers to Tackle Vampire Power

In our increasingly mobile life, the need for technology to make things even easier has become almost mandatory. Our mobile devices like cell…
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Kraft Study Proves Importance of Supply Chains In Sustainability Efforts

Kraft Foods, the second largest food producer in the world, recently announced the results of a survey measuring its climate impacts, land and water…

Use Paper, Save the Planet

The following post is part of the course work for “Live Exchange” the foundational course on communication for The MBA Design Strategy Program…

The Power of a Population

As we seek to discover new methods of generating and harnessing energy, there is one source that is worth discussing: the human body.
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Renewable Energy Land Leases: How to get a Slice of the Pie

This post outlines key considerations for property owners to evaluate when leasing their land for renewable energy development. There are pros and cons…

Sierra Club’s Nukespeak Revives the Nuclear Debate

It was nearly 30 years ago, in the wake of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, when the classic Nukespeak from Sierra Club…
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UN Report Says Developing Countries Will See Reverse Economic Growth by 2050

The United Nations recently released a Human Development Report that brings to light the global challenges of sustainability and equity. The report points out…
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Facebook Invests in Cogeneration for New Menlo Park Campus

Facebook‘s Menlo Park Campus is all set to have a cogeneration system (aka combined heat and power system or CHP) installed soon with…