Sustainable Finance

A technology enabled city with a smarter infrastructure

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How can a technology enabled city with a smarter infrastructure (water, energy and travel) provide services efficiently? In this video Chris Kohlmann from the City of Dubuque, Iowa discusses how IBM Research and Watson technology enabled a Smarter City program. The City of Dubuque partnered with IBM Research to carry out a smarter water project, smarter electric including electric meters and smarter travel.

New York announces $107M for solar power

On October 11, 2012, in Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is seeking proposals for large scale solar power installations to benefit from a $107 million investment from the state’s solar initiative. Under the NY-Sun Competitive PV Program, a total of $36.4 million will be available in 2012 and $70.5 million in 2013. The first round proposals […]

Simple ideas that lead to great discoveries

On March 18, 2012, in Risk Management, Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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Adam Savage, speaks at a TED-ED event on fascinating examples of profound scientific discoveries that essentially came from simple yet creative methods. Adam has co-hosted MythBusters, a Discovery Channel show. Adam’s talk reminded me of Steven Johnson’s book, ‘Where Good Ideas Come From‘. What is apparent is that ideas come from everywhere; no group of people or […]

Adventures in the margin of error?

On May 15, 2011, in Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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Kathryn Schulz, author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, speaks to TED, a nonprofit organization dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading,” on why being wrong is good.  Schulz is a journalist, author, and public speaker, writes The Wrong Stuff, and her work has appeared in several publications

Innovation tournament seeks new ideas

On February 5, 2011, in Environmental Policy, Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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The Innovation Tournament 2011 is now open. The tournament which is now in its second year seeks ideas in sustainability innovation or customer-centric innovation, from an individual or as part of a team, for a solution that can be implemented in businesses worldwide. The deadline for submissions to the Innovation Tournament is March 7, 2011, and the winner […]

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