Natural capital is the world’s stocks of natural assets including soil, air, water and all living things, which combine to create an ecosystem that makes life possible. Its most obvious benefits for humans are clean air, food, water, energy, shelter, sources of medicine, and many of the materials that we
ISSNAF and Intesa Sanpaolo believe it’s imperative that we re-think how the global economy works and re-design the way we make things.
The cost of solar panels dropped 80% between 2008 and 2015 and solar technology is becoming an increasingly common sight both in business and residential contexts. Panels are now an affordable commodity for the middle classes and a team of researchers at Michigan State University have aimed to take advantage
Leading Pittsburgh University to become a working ‘petri dish’ for Google’s Internet of Things Technology
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh is to become part of an experiment which will essentially see it transformed into a ‘living lab’ created using Google’s smart technologies.
Earlier this year, Toyota announced that they were releasing 5,680 patents related to fuel cell technology for royalty-free use.
A sharp rise in this year’s sales appears to suggest that the electric and hybrid car sales trend is building momentum. A combination of growing consumer interest, increased economic and performance competitiveness and government incentive has seen electric cars take a significant step forward in the marketplace in 2015.
Electricity demands are predicted to rise by 50% over the next 20 years presenting a significant challenge, particularly considering the price volatility and finiteness of fossil fuel energy sources. However, advances are being made towards more resilient energy systems that can power a prosperous economy in the long-term. One concept