The Way to Make It Happen is to Build It from Scratch

(Orrick) – For years, energy executives have spoken of a day when consumers could “stream” clean energy into their homes as easily as they can stream movies onto their TVs. Patrick Maloney is bringing that reality home for thousands... Read more →

The Grand Challenge of Biofuels

(Dartmouth) – A robust second-generation biofuels industry based on inedible cellulosic biomass available as wood, grass, and various wastes was widely expected to be in place by now. Anticipated benefits include climate change mitigation... Read more →

Building Façades that Move

(MIT Energy Initiative) – Most people think of infrastructure for cities and buildings as fixed, permanent, and hard. Sheila Kennedy, MIT professor of the practice of architecture, has a different idea. She calls it soft architecture.... Read more →

Ethiopia: Tree Planting and Cool Cities

(Thomas Reuters Foundation) – When Habtamu Worku left his hometown of Bahir Dar seven years ago and moved 550 kilometres (340 miles) south to Addis Ababa, he quickly grew to like the city of 5 million people. Except for one thing: the... Read more →

Germany: A Clash of Brown and Green

(Yale Environmental 360) – The hole in the landscape that opens up in front of the group of visitors is so vast and deep that some of them simply stare, mouths agape. “This mine will be active until 2026 or 2027,” says Barbara Wittig,... Read more →
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