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Who Will Serve the World's Missing Middle?

Justin Guay | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Justin Guay

Diesel generators are the world's most ubiquitous distributed energy technology - they're also ripe for displacement. Around the world a growing numb...

How to Connect With Others

Anna Sidana | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Anna Sidana

If we had not taken the time to have our ambassadors deliver lights in person, taking the time to get to know the families and communities, we would have lost something. This was only possible through the human interaction.

5 Reasons Why We Should Kill Off Kerosene Lamps for Good

Andrew Webb | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Andrew Webb

Ultimately, kerosene lamps are not wanted, and not needed. These two families are just two of over one million customers we have served who have told us about the dignity that comes with ditching kerosene

Changing Light To Change Lives

Anna Sidana | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Anna Sidana

Light: I think it's as fundamental as food, water and shelter. And it's so easy to spread.

Fact Free Bjørn

Carl Pope | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

In Bjørn's world, climate is tomorrow's problem, which must wait until we solve today's, poverty. Cheap and available fossil fuels are going to lift the poor. Clean energy which might solve the climate crisis is not up to the job.

Downtown Debuts - Sniffapalooza Extravaganza Day Two

Mary Orlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Mary Orlin

In four weeks, fragrance lovers from around the world will gather in New York City for a perfume extravaganza known as the Sniffapalooza Fall Ball.  ...

India CAD Crisis Solution: Move Beyond Kerosene

Justin Guay | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Justin Guay

India's current account deficit (CAD) crisis is generating high level calls to unleash solar as a solution. While the National Solar Missions goal of ...

Abundance and Problems

John Bowers | Posted 12.02.2012 | Science
John Bowers

The sun provides a tremendous amount of energy -- one kilowatt for every square meter. So how is it that 1.4 billion people don't have electricity, and another 1 billion do not have reliable electricity?

Kia Makarechi

Using Play To Light Up Life | Kia Makarechi | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact

It started out simply enough. As classmates at Harvard, Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman took a class on engineering for non-engineering stude...

Energy-Generating Soccer Ball Could Reduce Kerosene Use, According To Harvard Students

The New York Times | JIM WITKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Four Harvard students are betting that the popularity of soccer around the globe can help reduce the use of kerosene. They came up with the idea for ...