Environment Energy

Today's business leaders must gird themselves for an increasingly turbulent business world, Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric, told MBA students. Pushing for change rarely makes you popular with investors or employees.
The United States will see a slow move toward electric car adoption in the next 5-to-10 years while China will see only a small market for cars but big opportunities to manufacture and export batteries. A Stanford MBA student class study doubts either nation will move quickly to adopt clean coal technology.
Ted Turner, who 30 years ago heralded the Information Age by founding CNN, has turned his focus to developing ways to stop global warming, encourage energy conservation, and stem population growth. He challenged MBA students to find solutions because "We've got to take better care of the planet."
California is quickly reaching the point where each unit of water used to raise crops costs more in ecological damage than it provides benefits of crops, said Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, during the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ annual environmental lecture.
The best entrepreneurs have a thirst for knowledge and may be willing to attempt the impossible, venture capitalist John Doerr told a student audience.
The financial impact of regulating coal-fired power plants that produce carbon dioxide emissions under a cap-and-trade system will be much less than previously projected according to research by Professor Stefan Reichelstein and doctoral student Ozge Islegen.
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Environmentally Sustainable Campus Will Be Named Knight Management Center.

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