October 16, 2014, No comments

Western Kenya is a huge agricultural region, with equatorial temperatures and ample rain. Sugar and tea are both grown commercially, along with corn, sorghum and millet. Many fruits and vegetables [...]


Cellulosic Ethanol Finally Beginning to Reach Scale

October 6, 2014, No comments

There was big news in Emmetsburg, Iowa this month—the opening of a major Royal DSM. Code-named virgin forest is cut down to create the needed acreag ...


Taxis vs. Uber: A Perfect Example of Resistance to Change

September 25, 2014, No comments

Guest Blog by Cyril Bouquet and Chloé Renault In cities all over the world an ugly war is being fought by “traditional” taxi companies against a ...


Debate Over Economic Value of Renewables Brings Out Heavy Hitters

September 3, 2014, No comments

A recent article in levelized cost models, which essentially divide the total lifetime system cost by the total amount of electricity produced, do n ...

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    Restoring Trust: In Markets and Politics
    August 20, 2014, 1 Comment

    Guest Blog by Hazel Henderson, President, Ethical Markets It’s common knowledge that human societies work most effectively and harmoniously where there are high levels of trust – in each other [...]

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    Can Clean Energy Be Made From CO2?
    August 5, 2014, No comments

    What if we could take all that carbon dioxide that we have too much of and turn it into a clean energy source? Sound far-fetched? Well, it isn’t really. After [...]

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    July 29, 2014, No comments

    Guest Blog by Cheryl Heller, Founding Chair of SVA’s MFA program in Design for Social Innovation I just finished Vivian Gornick’s wonderful book on how to write personal narrative, called The Situation [...]