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April 2014—Don’t be fooled by high-profile setbacks. The cleantech sector is gaining steam—with less and less regulatory assistance.more
April 2014—As costs fall, the importance of solar power to senior executives is rising.more
April 2014—The global energy expert and Pulitzer Prize–winning author expects an energy landscape rife with innovations—and surprises.more
April 2014—The head of the Environmental Defense Fund describes how the rise of big data and sensing technologies could improve the bottom line for companies and the environment.more
April 2014—The authors of the new book Resource Revolution argue that high resource prices are spurring innovations powerful enough to unlock a new phase of global economic growth.more
April 2014—The latest wave of innovation could greatly improve production and lower costs.more
March 2014—Meeting increasing global demand requires dramatically improving resource productivity. Yet technological advances mean companies have an extraordinary opportunity not only to meet that challenge but to spark the next industrial revolution as well.more
February 2014—Beset by rising costs, resource-intensive manufacturers are applying lean-management thinking in new ways to reduce the amount of energy used in production, to increase resource productivity—or both.more
February 2014—New exports of low-cost gas from Canada and the United States could threaten liquefied natural gas projects in other regions.more
February 2014—A regenerative economic model—the circular economy—is starting to help companies create more value while reducing their dependence on scarce resources.more
February 2014—A new economic model is helping the Dutch manufacturer improve its resource efficiency and financial attractiveness.more
February 2014—The yachtswoman and founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation discusses her vision for a global economy in which scarce resources are reused and not sent to landfills.more
December 2013—In 20 years, almost half of the world’s countries could depend on their resource endowments for growth. These economies have a huge opportunity to transform their prospects, and a new model could help governments capture the coming resource windfall instead of squandering it.more
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