We so take the electricity infrastructure for granted that we fail to recognize it as a potent public policy tool for economic revitalization. Of all large infrastructures in the United States, nothing is more poised for transformative change, with a host of long- and short-term benefits, as today’s electricity delivery system — not roads, not information technology, not oil, coal and natural gas, not entertainment, not retail, not housing construction, not healthcare.
The compelling case for creating a nation of microgrids
How companies such as Levi’s, Apple and Dow are engaging in the pursuit of new materials and industrial ingredients.
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Partnerships: The key to getting green chemistry tech to market?
Leading by example and linking up with utilities are among the strategies cities are deploying.
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8 ways cities are upping the ante on building efficiency
Pay-as-you-go systems helped make cell phones widespread across Africa by bypassing landline infrastructure. Can the same model work for solar energy?
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Could ‘pay-as-you-go’ solar electrify rural Africa?
With plenty of trickling streams and blowing wind, many remote Alaskan communities are doing away with fossil fuels altogether.
Could this be the holy-grail application for distributed grid resources?
Get ready for virtual power plants
Comments Off on GreenBiz 101: What you should know about energy data
Utility bill data or interval data? Utility-owned smart meters or building-installed meters? Parsing the advantages and disadvantages of various energy data types.
GreenBiz 101: What you should know about energy data
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Former Goldman Sachs real estate developer pivots to help small sustainable farmers buy land.
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Dirt Capital seeds financing for ecological farms
Comments Off on Cut the beef — for health, for the environment and, er, for business?
A study by a consultant and the Kellogg School of Management finds that reducing beef consumption — and beef offerings at restaurants — benefits not only human health and efforts to stem climate change but profitability.
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Cut the beef — for health, for the environment and, er, for business?
Comments Off on New advanced meters prove smart grids work
Illinois utility develops a new tool to measure smart grid benefits. Is this a game changer for our power industry?
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New advanced meters prove smart grids work