All posts tagged: Innovation

Minnesota leading energy innovation

Minnesota’s 2025 Energy Action Plan is an ambitious attempt to increase renewable energy and strengthen the state’s economy. It could also serve as a model for other states in the region to work on reducing emissions and advancing local solutions.

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Earth to Gates: we are good to go

Billionaire Bill Gates claimed this summer that breakthroughs are needed for the energy transition and that funding should be diverted from current technologies towards R&D. Craig Morris wonders what would have become of Microsoft if we had waited for Ultrabooks before buying computers.

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What Germany can learn from California’s innovative start-up culture – An Interview with Cem Oezdemir

Smart energy infrastructure and an entrepreneurial spirit will play an important role in driving energy transitions around the world. Cem Özdemir, Co-Chairman of the German Green Party, traveled to San Francisco to witness how innovative solutions are driving low-carbon development in the Bay Area. Here he explains how California could serve as a model for German start-ups.

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The common goals of the Pope and clean energy

With the release of his encyclical “Laudatio Si”, the pope has called people around the world for swift action against climate change and for environmental protection. Paul Stinson is glad that at this critical moment in time, the Pope is helping to change the tone of the global conversation.

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What Germany’s energy transition means for the United States

Germany has been a pioneer in pushing for a renewable energy revolution, making the technologies globally competitive with conventional energy. Now, Germany is passing the baton to countries such as the United States which is increasingly taking over the clean energy race. Rebecca Bertram takes a look.

(Photo by Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon, CC BY-ND 2.0)

Renewables are no longer futuristic green dreams – they are smart investments today. (Photo by Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon, CC BY-ND 2.0)

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