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Politics of Climate Change: A Well-Oiled Machine

The politics of climate change are a lot like the politics of gun control, at least in the sense that President Obama meant when he asked in April 2013 how Congress could fail to deliver gun control legislation when 90% of the American public wants it. 

Ford Trends 2013: Opening the Highways to All Mankind

The purpose of last week’s conference was to discuss global mega-trends affecting brands, consumers, and institutions. Influential thinkers from Steve Wozniak to Seth Godin were in attendance, as were plenty of folks from Ford who sought to learn and offer perspectives through the lens of their company. Refreshingly, nothing was off limits in terms of conversation. Ford identified 13 trends to think about for 2013 and chose 5 of them to talk about in in-depth panels during the conference.

Volkswagen Sets New Sustainability Goals

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Tenn. plant is the company’s flagship example that energy efficient plants are possible for the automotive leader – and that it can do even better in finding new ways to support the company’s “Think Blue” sustainable campaign.

LEGO Gets a Jump on New WindMade Wind Power Product Label

LEGO’s new offshore German wind farm will give it a competitive edge as the global WindMade nonprofit, founded and sponsored by Danish wind turbine company Vestas, has just launched a new WindMade Product Label.

Old Sears and Kmart Stores Get Repurposed as Data Centers

When a big box retailer shutters a store, it leaves behind a big, vacant building. Sears Holdings closed 333 Sears and Kmart stores between 2010 and 2012. Ubiquity Critical Environments was created by Sears Holdings to market space from Sears and Kmart stores as a place for data centers, disaster recovery space and wireless towers.

A Story of Carbon and a New Model of Clean-Tech Investment

Like Prometheus handing down fire from the Gods, harnessing the immense power of fossil energy has made possible the modern world we inhabit. But, as in the Greek legend, with that sudden power comes the threat of unacceptable cost for generations to come. In the more prosaic world of our daily lives, carbon emissions are … Continued