Could EVs put the brakes on the utility ‘death spiral’?

April 18, 2017 by  
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The industry could drive entirely new revenue streams and business models by investing in charging stations. Too expensive? Think of it as a branding exercise.

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Opportunities for plastics in a circular world

April 18, 2017 by  
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As world population increases, so does the consumption of resources as economies expand. Without arguing about whether some or all of these resources are finite, it is clear to many that to the extent we can recover material which has become waste after its initial use, the more likely we are to sustainably carry out those activities of consumption in the years to come.

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Measuring the ROI for circularity soon may be easier

April 6, 2017 by  
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More companies are introducing circular concepts into their product manufacturing, but a full transition to circularity may need convincing metrics. Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Accenture and UL EHS are working on it.

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Mike Berkowitz, 100 Resilient Cities: It’s a new era in climate action

February 8, 2017 by  
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As cities around the world go from climate planning to climate action, the Rockefeller Foundation offshoot is gearing up for the long haul — with or without Trump.

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Living in a time of ‘great winds’ of change

January 14, 2017 by  
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Businesses clinging to the tried-and-true status quo will undermine their ability to adapt and evolve in a time of volatile change.

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Here’s the long view on the impact of Trump’s presidency

December 30, 2016 by  
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More companies are following nature’s principles to drive profit and sustainability. Will Trump’s presidency throw a wrench into progress?

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Pass offsets onto consumers? It works for Amazon, Netflix and Uber

December 7, 2016 by  
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A new study shows that online consumers want environmentally friendly options.

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Forest restoration gets a tiny fraction of the money it needs

November 9, 2016 by  
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Only 17 percent of funding needs for forest restoration are met each year — and very little of that coming from the private sector.

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Why Silicon Valley governments are lining up to buy their own power

October 11, 2016 by  
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An exodus from traditional utility power procurement is underway, with big implications for emissions business models alike.

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How Hitachi is forging a business model for microgrids

September 26, 2016 by  
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It will take innovative financing at a time of great market uncertainty to scale microgrid solutions.

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