When we think of innovative people in the state of Vermont, it's hard not to find Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power, at the top of everyone's ...
What brand is your TV? Sony, perhaps? Panasonic? LG? Samsung? What it certainly won't be is an American brand, such as GE or ITT. We lost the battle for television sets, and most other consumer electronics, almost before it started.
Breakthrough Energy Coalition a global group of private investors, representing several billions in capital, who will support companies that are taking innovative clean-energy ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace. BEC will interact with MI.
We are about to enter the era of the Youtility, the era of Personal Power where we have little to no reliance on the current utility for generation, transmission or supply of the energy we use to power our homes.
It varies hugely between teams and the projects you'll be working on, but I'll try to cover my bases here.
At this year's Connecticut Auto show, electric vehicles (EVs) stole the show. In fact, the Hartford Courant's headline said it all: "Connecticut International Auto Show Opens With Focus on Electric Cars." With thousands of participants in attendance, the show was the perfect arena to educate people about the wide range of benefits of EVs.
Christensen's theories are now outdated, and there is little to be gained by arguing about the accuracy of the case studies on which they were based. The harm is in continuing to be guided by them -- because they teach companies to look in the wrong places for competitive threats and encourage them to separate the innovative disruptors from the core businesses; to put them in new company divisions.
Tesla is impressively innovative (with a CTO at the top of his game) but the company is not disrupting the automobile industry. Disruptive innovation is not what we think it is.
At a first glance, walking through the Los Angeles Auto Show was not an overly exciting experience. Although all automakers can create a beautiful looking car, the only car immediately making heads turn was an Alfa Romeo TZ2 race car from the '60s.
With lower operating and fuel costs, slashed carbon emissions, and the ability to decrease asthma rates, zero emission buses are the cleaner, greener, and healthier transportation option. Many more transit agencies should climb on board.
Elon persists through obstacles. But he's also a quitter. He changes. He adapts. If something gets in his way, instead of plowing through it, he steps back to look to see if there's actually something much more worthwhile to attack. And he adapts himself to go there.
The VW scandal points not only to issues at the company, but a deeper problem with all combustion cars. The real fix is not to monkey around with software, but to take a bold new path for the company.
Here is the story of how Elon Musk became a self-made billionaire and the real-life inspiration for Iron Man's Tony Stark.
Utilities that continue to rely on old-fashioned centralized power generation and don't embrace flexibility could be doomed, in part because the cost of battery storage could fall from $230/kWh in 2020 to as low as $150/kWh several years later. (Thanks, Tesla.)
I don't mean to single out Mr. Lutz -- he certainly isn't alone among the tech-bashers in the traditional, legacy car industry. Unfortunately that's how many executives, if not the majority, tend to react towards new technology.
As the state's southwest corner fills up with new lithium players, Tesla gears up for its battery gigafactory and the world's largest data center sets up shop, Nevada is poised for one of the greatest economic revival stories of the century.