Energy & The Environment

A Sustainable Future Through ip Sharing

We believe we need to architect a new future by creating more sustainable business models, transforming our products to become closed loop and our supply chain to be lean, green and equitable, to enable us to thrive and win in a future sustainable economy.   Read more

Universal Benchmarking And The Climate Change Crisis

For guest author Ron Dembo, Founder & CEO of ZeroFootprint, Wikinomics’ transparency is an opportunity for pragmatic benchmarking to solve climate challenges.   Read more

Climatespark – a New Venture Capital Contest

Mark Twain famously said about the weather that “Everyone’s talking about it but no one’s doing anything about it.” Now that’s changing.  Thanks to Web 2.0, the entire world is beginning to collaborate-for the first …   Read more

350.org Unites Activists From Around The World

If you want to see the beauty of Wikinomics in action and be inspired by a great network of people, check out www.350.org. It is an international campaign devoted to uniting the world around solutions …   Read more

Republican “climate Zombies” Poised to Control us Senate

The hopes of any meaningful action on climate change emanating from the US Government could be quashed if, as expected, Republican candidates fare well in the upcoming elections. According to the Wonk Room, a blog run by the Center …   Read more

Cool Open Source Web Tool For Probing Climate Data

After posting about the efforts of climate scientists to build a global climate databank for predicting extreme weather events, I got a note from Dave Jarvis who recently built a cool open source tool for exploring weather trends across Canada since 1900. Just choose a location in Canada and within seconds you can pull up historical trends ranging from minimum, mean and maximum temperatures to average daily rain and snowfalls   Read more

Does The Green State of Denmark Really Show The Way Forward

Denmark is renown for wind power and its impressive accomplishments in reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions at a time when those of most other countries are growing vociferously. Today, 20 per cent of the …   Read more

The Birth of a U.s Wind Power Manufacturing Industry

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As the U.S. wind industry’s installed capacity went from 6.7 megawatts to 35,000 megawatts between 2004 and 2009, its manufacturing sector expanded from a few dozen facilities to more than 240. By 2009, over 60 percent of wind’s U.S. capacity was sourced domestically.

This is a growing ecosystem supporting U.S. middle-class labor as well as capacity to generate emissions-free electricity. “For wind turbines, which have large components like towers, nacelles and blades,” according an American Wind Energy Association, or AWEA, spokesperson, “transportation is a big part of the cost.”   Read more

We Can’t Afford bp to go it Alone

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I’ve just read an incredibly depressing Fast Company piece on InnoCentive and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The story reports on a recent blog posting by Dwayne Spradlin, President and Chief Executive Officer of InnoCentive.   Read more