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Archive: Business & Innovation

09 Feb 2016

Can Large Companies Lead The Low-Carbon Revolution?

by MARC GUNTHER
The dismissal of a green advocate at a major energy corporation and other recent developments raise a critical question: Are big companies too invested in the status quo to be trailblazers in the quest to wean the global economy off fossil fuels? READ MORE

14 Jan 2016

In Rural India, Solar-Powered Microgrids Show Mixed Success

by FRED PEARCE
As India looks to bring electricity to the quarter of its population still without it, nonprofit groups are increasingly turning to solar microgrids to provide power to the nation’s villages. But the initiatives so far have faced major challenges. READ MORE

11 Jan 2016

Eyes in the Sky: Green Groups Are Harnessing Data from Space

by JACQUES LESLIE
An increasing number of nonprofit organizations are relying on satellite imagery to monitor environmental degradation. Chief among them is SkyTruth, which has used this data to expose the extent of the BP oil spill, uncover mining damage, and track illegal fishing worldwide. READ MORE

15 Dec 2015

Why Paris Worked: A Different Approach to Climate Diplomacy

by DAVID VICTOR
A more flexible strategy, a willingness to accept nonbinding commitments, and smart leadership by the French all helped secure a climate deal in Paris. The real work lies ahead, but Paris created a strong, if long overdue, foundation on which to begin building a carbon-free future. READ MORE

10 Dec 2015

Can Pulling Carbon from Air Make a Difference on Climate?

by NICOLA JONES
Numerous technologies exist to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and new companies are entering the field. But can CO2 ‘air capture’ scale up from a niche business to an industry that will lower atmospheric concentrations of CO2? READ MORE

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e360 digest

03 Feb 2016: China’s Wind Power Sector Experienced Rapid Growth in 2015

02 Feb 2016: General Electric Joins The Move From CFL Bulbs to LEDs

27 Jan 2016: Rush to Electric Vehicles Is Worsening Air Pollution in China

26 Jan 2016: Cost of Manufacturing Solar Panels Is Projected to Continue Falling

22 Jan 2016: Gasoline Prices Slow Electric Car Sales to Below Administration Goals

07 Jan 2016: New Device Harvests Energy From Walking and Exercising, Researchers Say

06 Jan 2016: Graphene Membrane Can Clean Nuclear Wastewater, New Research Shows

23 Dec 2015: Congressional Tax Credits Expected to Further Boost U.S. Renewables

14 Dec 2015: Accelerating Rock Weathering Could Help Reduce Atmospheric CO2 Levels

09 Dec 2015: Paris COP21: U.N. Climate Talks Could Hasten the Demise of Coal


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