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3p Weekend: Innovative Reuse Can Solve Our Waste Problem

To examine how innovative reuse and recycling can address our growing waste problem, we broke down America's largest waste streams and highlighted company…
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Utilities Fighting Lower Electric Bill Zombie Apocalypse

Increasingly, clean technologies like solar, batteries and smart appliances are costing less due to global growth in manufacturing economies of scale plus technical…
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China’s Straddling Bus Slams into a Great Wall of Ridicule

Shortly after it completed its test run in the city of Qinhuangdao, publications began to question the viability of China's futuristic 'straddling bus.'
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Why the White House is Counting on Energy Storage

Michael Grasso, chief marketing officer of Sunrun, looks to the future of energy storage in light of the recent White House commitment on…
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Carbon XPrize Announces Entries Vying for $20 Million in Prizes

The Carbon XPrize is a five-year competition that seeks to convert carbon emissions into successful, profitable and useful products. Nearly 50 organizations from…
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Data Communications and The Revolution in the U.S. Electric Grid

A revolution is underfoot in which each utility customer has the potential to become its own mini-power plant and a supplier of electricity.
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How Social Responsibility Can Help Companies Disrupt

Globalization brings complexity and uncertainty, while innovation creates new and unfamiliar realities, unprecedented situations, and potential conflict. And, when the two interact, the…
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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.
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Silicon Valley’s Fear and Loathing of Donald Trump

Over 100 technology executives, CEOs and founders slammed Donald Trump in an open letter -- citing divisiveness, an open contempt for the tech…
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Good Tech, Bad Timing: The Power of the Market

In the 21st century, we've become accustomed to technology developing at lightning speeds. But for every successful electronic device, there is a string…
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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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The Free Market for Internet Access Stops at Apartments

Collusion between property management companies and the largest internet service providers in the U.S. often leaves citizens paying outrageous premiums for substandard internet…
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Positive Progress: 3 Trends in Wastewater Treatment

Last month, leaders in the global water sector convened in Munich, Germany, for the 50th anniversary of IFAT – an influential conference for…
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The Quick & Dirty: Kicking the Puppy

Companies keep talking about how they kick puppies (think: burning coal or selling cigarettes) and then expect us to love them for it,…
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Why You Need to Focus on Creating Value

Disengaged employees have the capacity to become innovators at your company. All they need is a roadmap and a little push.