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The 2012 TED Prize and the Future of Cities

Guy Horton | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home
Guy Horton

Ideas, large and small, can be wishes and in this case the ultimate wish is to empower citizens around the globe to engage in the decisions that affect and alter their environments, particularly in cities.

The Cleanweb Takes Off

Michael Moynihan | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green
Michael Moynihan

I was left thinking the Cleanweb is a powerful concept with important implications for the future of clean technology and the environment. And with this weekend's hackathon, it is reaching takeoff velocity.

What's Next for Clean Energy

Michael Moynihan | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

Despite intense focus by Silicon Valley and the support of the US government, the US is not catching up with Europe or China on clean energy and in many measures, we are falling further behind.

Secretary of Commerce Nominee John Bryson

Michael Moynihan | Posted 08.01.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

As the former CEO of Edison International,one of the most progressive utilities in the nation, Bryson understands the challenges of the electricity industry to an exceptional degree.

Energy One Year Later

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

It would be wrong to say that efforts to grow energy independence never work. However, policy is not working nearly fast enough.

News From the Future

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

While many causes have no doubt contributed to the unrest roiling the Middle East, including technology and envy of Western freedoms, a key factor, John Denniston convincingly shows, is soaring food prices.

Black Swan Over Tokyo

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

While the world's attitude toward nuclear will not be the same after Fukushima, it is equally unlikely that the world will quickly disband its nuclear power capacity.

The Other CES: Why Community Storage Is a Good Idea

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

As the clean energy standard idea proposed by President Obama in his State of the Union address works its way through Congress, another CES is also generating buzz in the clean energy world.

Winning the Future

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

Clean technology is not like computer technology where we initially led and then other countries worked their way up the value chain. In the case of clean technology, we are starting out behind.

Rediscovering the Obama Narrative

Dan Carol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Carol

Obamaism at its core is largely about bottom-up change rather than top-down dictates. That's because federal silo'ed programs and one-size-fits-all solutions don't work well anymore.