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Myths and realities of clean technologies

April 2014—Don’t be fooled by high-profile setbacks. The cleantech sector is gaining steam—with less and less regulatory assistance.more

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The disruptive potential of solar power

April 2014—As costs fall, the importance of solar power to senior executives is rising.more

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Daniel Yergin on the next energy revolution

April 2014—The global energy expert and Pulitzer Prize–winning author expects an energy landscape rife with innovations—and surprises.more

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Fred Krupp on the benefits of monitoring resource use

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

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A new act for fracking?

April 2014—The latest wave of innovation could greatly improve production and lower costs.more

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How resource scarcity is driving the third Industrial Revolution

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

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Are you ready for the resource revolution?

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

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Building the creative economy: An interview with Richard Florida

December 2013—The academic and author explains how creative companies and the venture capital that drives them are increasingly flowing to cities, and what that means for economic and societal development.more

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Saving time and money on major projects

December 2013—The oil and gas industry can improve the delivery of major projects by adopting a modular approach successfully used by other industries.more

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Giving US energy efficiency a jolt

December 2013—Changing consumer behavior isn’t easy. Adopting tactics employed by other consumer-facing industries may help utilities convince residential customers to save more energy.more

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