Transforming Urban Deliveries

October 4, 2017 by  
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Economic growth and the expansion of e-commerce means there is a growing number of commercial vehicles on city streets contributing to congestion and air pollution. Several new technologies and business models have the potential to mitigate these negative effects while also making urban deliveries more affordable. The attractiveness of these technologies will vary by city and be heavily influenced by population density and economic conditions.

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Technology, the Universe and Everything — A Living Systems View of Spaceship Earth

October 3, 2017 by  
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Half a century ago, the first images of Earth from space were broadcast around the world. These catalyzed awareness that, for better or worse, Earth is a dynamic, interconnected system. For tech companies pursuing “sustainability,” this awareness presents a paradox of cosmic proportions. On the one hand, we hope that new innovations will improve the quality of life for billions of people. Yet we’re accelerating the transformation of ecological commons into expendable commodities.

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Stories from the Pursuit of a Cleaner Energy System

October 3, 2017 by  
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Corporate buyers, state regulators and large utilities are increasingly taking a leadership role across the U.S. with significant renewable energy projects. In New York, ConEdison is leading a set of initiatives called Reforming the Energy Vision, or REV, to redefine the way customers participate in the electric power system. In California, Governor Jerry Brown, state legislators and the California Public Utilities Commission are pushing increases in renewable energy procurement.

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Getting from Here to the Utility of the Future — An Industry View

October 3, 2017 by  
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Senior executives from three very different U.S. utilities discuss their respective visions for the future of utilities — specifically, the energy transition issues they are dealing with locally and nationally, and what it will take for corporations and local governments to work collaboratively with utilities to advance a clean energy economy. The conversation will also include a focus on how innovations within the power sector — including technologies and business models — are spurring significant opportunities for all industry stakeholders.

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VERGE Accelerate Pitch: Autocase, Nicholas Austin

October 3, 2017 by  
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A pitch competition that provides entrepreneurs in energy, buildings, transportation, supply chains, water, food, and cities the opportunity to present to the diverse VERGE community: executives from the world’s largest companies, public officials from progressive cities, venture capitalists, and others.

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The Role of Art in Solving Climate Change ft. DJ Spooky

October 3, 2017 by  
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Art and science intrinsically intersect as DJ Spooky discusses his journeys to Antartica, climate change and demonstrates his “remix” of data and sound taken from the continent.

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Building the Future, Jason McLennan, CEO, McLennan Design

October 3, 2017 by  
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The co-author of the Living Building Challenge and one of the world’s most admired thinkers in green building shows how the future of the built environment is manifesting today. 

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VERGE Accelerate Pitch: Renewal Mill, Claire Schlemme

October 3, 2017 by  
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A pitch competition that provides entrepreneurs in energy, buildings, transportation, supply chains, water, food, and cities the opportunity to present to the diverse VERGE community: executives from the world’s largest companies, public officials from progressive cities, venture capitalists, and others.

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Public-Private Collaboration for Low Energy Buildings — Lessons from China

October 3, 2017 by  
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Rapid urbanization and population growth in China could increase building energy use by as much as 40 percent over the next 15 years. While public-private collaboration shows promise in helping accelerate global policy and technology deployment, significant challenges remain in effectively organizing and managing these partnerships. This presentation will review the current state of very low energy building design and retrofits in China and the lessons learned from six years of collaboration within the US-China Clean Energy Research Center consortium.

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Day 3 Welcome & Special Announcement from General Motors

October 2, 2017 by  
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GreenBiz welcomes everyone to the last day’s plenaries — with some special announcements.

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