Electric Power

Guys on a moped with birds overhead
Weaving through Hyderabad's morning commute traffic on her scooter, Katie Hill found herself both exhilarated and apprehensive. The spectacle of so many people in trucks, cars, and motorcycles was a vivid sign of India’s economic progress. But the fumes from all the tailpipes created a haze on the...
Brenden Millstein
There are all manner of approaches to 'green investing,' and the folks at Carbon Lighthouse — recipients of an $80,000 Social Innovation Fellowship from the Center for Social Innovation at the Graduate School of Business — manage to combine two of them under the same roof. The for-profit portion...
Tainan, Taiwan, sunset
Chintay Shih, chair of Taiwan’s Institute for Information Industry, has been a key player in creating Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, which now boasts more than $50 billion in annual revenue. As the former president of the Industrial Technology Research Institute, a research organization with...
China Shale Gas Line
In a relatively short time, U.S. shale gas production has lowered the price of natural gas in the United States to a quarter of the price in Europe and prompted some utilities to scrap plans to build coal-fired electricity plants. Meanwhile China is gearing up to apply the technology...
photo of lab tech making solar panel
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Nearly everyone thinks that generating electricity via solar power is good for the environment, but there’s much less agreement on whether it makes sense from an economic point of view. At what point will solar power be competitive with electricity generated...
photo of solar panel installer
Over the years, as governments and investors have spent big money on renewable power, they have slashed the cost of many renewable technologies. But they have failed to fundamentally change the global energy mix. Now, with technologies such as wind and solar power having matured, it's time for the...

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