What If Oil Companies Used Their Expertise To Deliver Alternative Energy Solutions?

Statoil is one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, operating 34 fields on or near the Norwegian continental shelf, among its other...

Concrete Plans For The Future

I don’t know who invented concrete, though it has been in widespread use since the ancient Romans used it to build the Colosseum and...

Taming Wind Power

At midnight on Christmas Day in 2007, Xcel Energy had just upgraded a nascent wind generating capability on its Colorado electrical system. When a huge...

The Solar Impulse Is Changing Business

Today, the Solar Impulse resumed its bid to become the first airplane to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the Sun. The business backstory...

Can Sustainability Sell Sneakers?

In an industry dominated by pro sponsorships and celebrity endorsements, Adidas is opening up a second front to reach its millennial customers, innovating ways...

A New Conversation About Oil?

When Alberta’s premier Rachel Notley announced a hard cap on carbon emissions to fight climate change last November, she was joined by execs from...

Doing More With Less Water

Amid growing fears that water scarcity could impede business growth (and the reality in places such as California), Ecolab sees an opportunity for companies...

Skewing To Renewables

When Francesco Starace told the recent UN Conference on Climate Change how different the world’s energy use will look in the future, it carried...

The Promise Of Basic Research

Vale, the world’s largest producer of iron ore, has been quietly operating a basic research center near the mouth of the Amazon River since...

Looking Beyond Energy Conservation

Most consumers probably think that electricity comes from a light switch or, as National Grid’s Ed White says, “Nobody wakes up and says thank...

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