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Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Why Only 34% of Americans Recycle

Americans don’t recycle because too often they can’t. And even communities where recycling is a deep commitment are paying a premium to do it, rather than dump it as garbage. The whole ecosystem needs to be revamped.   More

Energy & Green Tech Food Sustainable Development Goals

“Progress towards sustainability is tragically slow”

AeroFarms operates the world’s largest vertical farming company. Founder David Rosenberg talks about the “circular economy” and how re-use and efficiency should drive the way we think about just about everything we do.   More

Energy & Green Tech Innovation Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

“It shouldn’t be up to consumers to figure out what products are safe for…the environment”

What’s the role of business in addressing the degrading environment and pushing towards more sustainability in society? In the opinion of Jenny Ahlen of the Environmental Defense Fund, plenty. “We need proactive business leadership."   More

Community Insights Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals

The Hour Is Dark, But the Future Could Be Green

Let’s combine lessons from the pandemic with the momentum of the righteous protest against racial injustice to work towards a sustainable future. Industry, civil society, and people from all walks of life must ensure substantial change. CEO and stakeholder activism are essential.   More

Artificial Intelligence Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals

Water is Critical for Business, and AI is Critical in Managing It

The harsh reality is that water is finite, increasing in demand, poorly governed, undervalued and there is no replacement. Businesses across a range of sectors – from energy to agriculture to food and beverage – are discovering the importance of water use across their value chain.   More

Energy & Green Tech

The Best Nature Documentaries to Stream During Quarantine

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Techonomy's Caitlin Hamilton presents her top recommendations of nature documentaries to stream during (and after!) quarantine.   More

Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Carbon Neutral Isn’t Enough

Reducing emissions of global warming gasses is critical. We also need to build a world economy that’s carbon negative. And there are many ways to suck up CO2. An article produced in tandem with Techonomy 2019.   More

Energy & Green Tech Partner Insights Sustainable Development Goals

Finally, There’s a Roadmap to Tackle the Climate Crisis

With the climate in crisis, the world has to halve greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade. A new science-based blueprint shows how.   More

Articles We Like Energy & Green Tech Innovation

The “Green New Deal,” Pineapple Shoes, and Experiments to Dim the Sun

Articles worth reading about environmental technology and science.   More

Community Insights Energy & Green Tech

Today’s Top Technologies Are Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Machine learning, predictive analytics, big data, and IoT are quietly making a massive impact toward a more sustainable planet.   More

Energy & Green Tech Society Techonomy Events

Program Chief Ross: Looking Back at the “We’re Screwed” Techonomy

The number of alarms raised on stage at Techonomy 2017 left our program chief with a sinking feeling. In this roundup of downbeat thoughts and warnings, she highlights the drama. (There were redeeming notions as well, and she promises to highlight those next week.)   More

Energy & Green Tech Techonomy Events

TE16: Climate Change Calls for “Taboo Techs”

Speakers on climate change at TE16 aimed to dispel the stigma associated with nuclear power and geo-engineering–controversial technologies that might help address the climate change caused by humankind’s use of fossil fuels. One said that radiation risks are actually a problem with coal-fueled power, too.   More

Energy & Green Tech Internet of Things

How The Internet of Things Will Fight Climate Change

The Internet of Things may shift how our energy system works as much as the steam engine reconfigured Western economies at the start of the industrial revolution. As the world focuses on its climate crisis, we must become more energy-efficient, produce less carbon dioxide, and power more things with electricity from wind and solar. IoT can make it possible.   More

Energy & Green Tech Global Tech

Can Renewable Energy be Too Much of a Good Thing?

For years, Germany has been on the fast track for adopting renewable energy technology. Today, Germany leads the world in solar energy and has massively reduced its cabrbon emissions. Now, it faces an unlikely problem: the country has too much energy on its hands. As regulators jump to fix the problem, the hidden challenges of expanding renewable energy technology are coming to light.   More

Energy & Green Tech Internet of Things

Arun Sundararajan on IoT, the Sharing Economy, and Energy

In an interview with Techonomy’s Josh Kampel, NYU’s Arun Sundararajan, author of the newly-released The Sharing Economy, talks about how the Internet of Things intersects with the sharing economy, and how the energy industry is about to be disrupted. Sundararajan  is speaking at Techonomy NYC on May 26 at NYU. To join us, email TENYC@Techonomy.com.   More

Energy & Green Tech

Watch SpaceX Attempt to Make History

SpaceX will today launch its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and then attempt to land it upright on a droneship in the Atlantic. If the mission is successful, it will go down in history, making strides toward more sustainable space travel, revolutionized by reusable rockets. But Elon Musk isn't holding his breath.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Energy & Green Tech Internet of Things

Will Programming Plants Feed the World?

By 2025 food shortages and price fluctuations could be a thing of the past, everywhere. New technologies for cultivating plants indoors could feed eight billion people, save energy and dramatically reduce pollution. But beyond the growing enthusiasm for "vertical farms" or "plant factories" lies the potential to alter elements in the recipe for these environments to create plants and foods with no precedent–more nutritious, hardy, or tasty–or whatever other characteristics we decide to favor.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Energy & Green Tech Internet of Things

Food Production in a Technology-driven Economy

The Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab aims to drive a paradigm shift from the industrial to the networked age of agricultural production—giving rise to a computationally-based food systems revolution that will account for the ecological, environmental, economic, and societal implications of producing food. Making agricultural practices radically transparent will improve access to fresh, nutritious foods, reduce spoilage and waste, and create communities built on a shared platform and shared data.   More

Cities Energy & Green Tech Internet of Things

Before Going Too Jetson, Self-Driving Car Companies Should Ask Two Key Questions

We are once again in the midst of buzz and hype with regard to an innovative mode of transportation–the self-driving car. To Tesla and Google, Mercedes-Benz and Apple, Nissan and Audi and the myriad other companies looking to get us to take our hands off the wheel, I offer up this yellow light of branding caution: Don’t let your own excitement short-change your assessment of how it will really play in the market.   More

Energy & Green Tech Media & Marketing Society

What the Pope’s Climate Message Means to Marketers

The climate movement has gained what may be the ultimate celebrity spokesperson in Pope Francis. Marketers should take heed: the Pope has the ear of Millennials and other consumers who are willing to change their behavior and their purchasing to make a difference.   More