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Piloting Big Technologies On a Tiny Scottish Island

The Orkney Islands may seem like the end of the earth, but hydrogen power projects launched there could help usher in a new era for marine transportation.   More

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Young People Are Watching, and They’re Pissed Off

The cracks are appearing in modern capitalism. Today, young people are demanding that corporations put saving the planet before profits. Will corporate bosses listen?   More

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Can Better Town-Gown Relations Help Save the Planet?

What if universities collaborated with their local communities with the goal of helping cities become more resilient and sustainable? That idea is being tested in Exeter, England.   More

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Glasgow Dispatch: Startup Funding Encourages Sustainability

While the U.S. is awash in venture capital and has an abundance of startup competitions, in many corners of the world such investment money is scarce. The lesson for people who believe innovation can help save the planet: Put up, or shut up.   More

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UK Inaugurates World’s Largest Offshore Windfarm

While America celebrated the anniversary of its independence, our erstwhile colonizers celebrated the possibility of energy independence. July 4th marked the official opening of the London Array, the world's largest offshore windfarm. Situated in the outer Thames Estuary off the Kent and Essex coasts, the facility boasts 175 turbines capable of powering two thirds of the homes in Kent. In a statement, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the project demonstrates that "Britain is a great country to come and invest in, and it's meant jobs for local people and it means clean, green energy for half a million homes in our country." These are not empty words. Britain's newest windfarm represents an impressive convergence of international innovation. It is owned by Denmark's Dong Energy, Germany's E.On, and Masdar of Abu Dhabi, and has the capacity to power 470,000 homes.   More