Geothermal Energy Heats Up

(Ensia) – At 2:46 p.m. local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1 magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took... Read more →

Changing the Climate of Capital

(Stanford) – The causes and dangers of climate change have been broadly understood since the late 1970’s. For the purposes of this paper, we consider “the first period” of climate action starting with the United Nations Conference... Read more →

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 →
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