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Energy

 

Innovations in sustainable energy

 

A Smarter Way to Park

In San Francisco, planners are using variable pricing to reduce the congestion, pollution, and aggravation that come with big-city traffic.

 
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China’s Quest to Adopt Electric Vehicles

The Chinese government’s effort to create an electric vehicle industry illuminates the promise and peril of economic development policies.

 

Tales of an Entrepreneur

The author provides a rollicking and detailed recounting of what it takes to build a social business in Africa.

Reviewed By Sam Goldman | Winter 2013
 

Governing Innovation

New York’s Center for Economic Opportunity tests new antipoverty programs from the mayor’s office.

By Corey Binns | 1 | Winter 2012
 
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Picking Green Tech’s Winners and Losers

Unless clean tech follows well-established rules of innovation and commercialization, the industry’s promise to provide sustainable sources of energy will fail.

By Clayton M. Christensen, Shuman Talukdar, Richard Alton, & Michael B. Horn | 8 | Spring 2011
 
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This Old Green House

Clean Energy Works Portland gets consumers—and the workforce—energized about weatherization.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Fall 2010
 
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The Wrong Risks

By paying so much attention to managing their own risks, philanthropists are no longer attending to the marginalized people who risk so much to make change happen.

By Sheela Patel | 1 | Winter 2010