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May 30, 2018

How large a role will wind and solar play in our emerging energy landscape? At the heart of that debate lies the question as to whether these renewable technologies (whose fuel is free unlike the extractive fuels costs of both fossils and nuclear power) will expand the...

San Francisco Chronicle

Struck by two hurricanes enhanced by climate change, our urge is to rapidly assist, fix and rebuild. A more thoughtful response should also address what exactly should be fixed, and how and where to rebuild in a more resilient fashion. This not o...

January 19, 2017

Today’s economic choices are determining the future of mankind. Population trends suggest we are headed toward a planet of 9+ billion people. Recent global political and resultant economic decisions imply a quality of life for many billions ranging from unpleasant to n...

August 16, 2016

What will it take for investors to succeed?

A recent report published by the MIT Energy Initiative, entitled Venture Capital and Cleantech: The Wrong Model for Clean Energy Innovation, published July 2016, has stirred up a lot of renewed interest in clean energy investm...

FORTUNE 

Dynamic. Open. Fast. Innovative. 

These are not words we typically associate with the energy industry. But amid the noisy debate between climate change activists and deniers, supporters of fossil fuels and renewables, most have overlooked profound changes that a...

July 1, 2016

Each of Stephan Dolezalek, Stefan Heck and Andrew Shapiro were on stage at the recent Fortune Brainstorm-e Conference.  Stephan spoke about the recently announced Breakthrough Energy Coalition, Stefan spoke on "Greening Transportation" and Andrew both interviewed...

January 22, 2016

 

FORTUNE: It’s a radical idea.

 

By most measures, the Paris climate talks last month were a success. In the end, 195 countries agreed to reduce their carbon emissions enough to limit global warming to 2.0°C. And rich nations agreed to pay poor countries that are vulnera...

FORTUNE: The world’s richest man says he’ll spend $1 billion to fight global warming and has persuaded other billionaires to join him. Here’s how he can get the most bang for his buck:

On Monday, just in time for the start of the Paris climate talks, Bill Gates and othe...

 

Originally appeared in TechCrunch, August 8, 2015  

 

We recently had the opportunity to participate in two important conferences focused on thefuture: one on the on-demand economy (On Demand Economy 2015) and the other on mobile communications (Rutberg Future Mobile 20...

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