Business & Economics

Global climate change will have massive economic impact. Learn how changes in the environment will affect the bottom line for businesses and cost - or save - you money in your pocketbook.

Sungevity
Meet Innovator of the Year, Danny Kennedy, founder of Sungevity, a solar company that offers a solar lease at 0 money down. We'll follow Danny and Sungevity over the next year and see if the solar coaster they're riding will expand the company to... Read More
Hydrovolts
Hydrovolts capitalizes upon the large global opportunity of untapped energy of controlled flowing water, enabling clean electricity in places never before possible. The company’s zero-head hydrokinetic turbines offer an economical and easy way to... Read More
Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
This week our segment on Bloomberg West focuses on EnerNOC, a service that aims to even out energy use across the grid through a network of communication. It monitors energy use in stores and other businesses, and when the energy grid is stressed,... Read More
Belkin International, Inc.
Your mobile phone bill lists every call you made, to whom, at what time, for how long, and the cost. Your electricity bill presents how many kWh used and how much you owe. It’s 2011. I’m getting the same type of bill that I did 10 years ago and... Read More
remineralize the earth, somma minerals, SIUC
This is idea if shared can make us all the hero/heroine for the world. The foundation from the ground up. 80% diversity occurs under ground. Every glacial period huge glaciers grind rock to a powder leaving thousands of pounds to enrich the soils... Read More
Pushing Green Inc
Pushing Green is an online community and marketplace connecting homeowners with local information about green products, contractors, rebates and other ways of lowering energy costs. Through an interactive map and rating system, Pushing Green creates... Read More
National Geographic and Planet Forward
John Maynard Keynes, a giant in modern economic theory, famously wrote that “Most, probably, of our decisions to do something positive, the full consequences of which will be drawn out over many days to come, can only be taken as the result of... Read More
Planet Forward
Michael Mendez and the team at Sapphire Energy propose turning algae into Green Crude. They already have a large plant in southern New Mexico and hope to bring a product to market, at competitive prices to traditional crude oil. within two years...
Planet Forward
Danny Kennedy, CEO of Sungevity, is reducing the cost of going solar, by ‘leasing the sun.’ By changing the financial equation for potential solar panel owners, Danny hopes to increase installation of panels from sea to shining sea.
Planet Forward
Al Dahlberg is building coalitions to create infrastructure for electric vehicles. Hoping to solve the chicken-and-egg problem of EV’s (which comes first, the car or the ability to charge it?), Dahlberg is encouraging local governments and... Read More

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