Electric buses at Schipol, Amsterdam Airport, “top off” their batteries during pick-ups

Amsterdam Airport Uses Heliox Chargers to Power Fleet of 100 Electric Buses: In a shift towards greater sustainability, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has chosen roof-mounted, Heliox chargers to power its large fleet of buses. By, Mia Bevacqua Apr 14, 2018, FutureCar.com  author: Mia Bevacqua A lineup of electric buses tethered to roof-mounted chargers is quite a site to see. Travelers will stumble upon …

February 7th, 2018 by Saurabh Mahapatra  India achieved an operational solar power capacity of 20 gigawatts by the end of 2017, Mercom India Research has claimed. According to Mercom India Research, a record 9.5 gigawatts of solar power capacity was likely added in 2017, taking the total solar power capacity operational in India to over 20 gigawatts. The figures do not match those …

Decarbonising Transport, The Global Mobility Report in Brief

Green Mobility Holger Dalkmann, Alyssa Fischer and Karl Peet Efficiency Lukasz Wyrowski (UNECE) and Baher El-Hifnawi (World Bank) Tracking Sustainable Mobility Muneeza Alam (World Bank) and Julie Powell (UN DESA) Achieving Sustainable Mobility Javier Morales Sarriera (World Bank) and Lewis Fulton (University of California, Davis) Framing Sustainable Mobility By Nancy Vandycke (World Bank) and Jari Kauppila (ITF) Safety Soames Job (World Bank) and Hilda Gomez (CAF) Universal …

A movement of movements to transform to a wellbeing economy: WEAll

The Wellbeing Economies Alliance (WEAll) Stewart Wallis, Hunter Lovins, Diego Isabel, Michael Weatherhead, and Katherine Trebeck January 21 2018 The problem and vision The current economic system has become addicted to GDP growth at all costs and has lost sight of the larger goal of sustainable wellbeing. It needs to be fundamentally transformed into a wellbeing economy which is aimed …

The pattern of links at the local scale sets the options for stability and transformation. Almost everything that happens in life is the result of a network. Making, or breaking, local links is the way to change.

By Deborah M Gordon, a professor of biology at Stanford University in California. She has written about her research for publications such as Scientific American and Wired. Her latest book is Ant Encounters: Interaction Networks and Colony Behavior (2010).  We live enmeshed in networks. The internet, a society, a body, an ant colony, a tumour: they are all networks of interactions, among people, ants or cells – …

80 percent of Millennials want to transition to clean energy by 2030. They’re about to be the largest voting block

Eighty percent of us want to transition America to “mostly” clean or renewable energy by 2030. Right now, many signs point to big opportunities for Democrats in 2018. Trump and the GOP continue to push an unpopular agenda that most Americans see as benefiting the rich at the expense of the middle class. The health care and tax bills are the most unpopular pieces of …

Hunter Lovins on the Clean Energy Transition

By Hunter Lovins in the Huffington Post, 17 Jan 2018 In November 2013, more than 15,000 scientists reissued a warning to humanity of “widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss” unless business-as-usual changed. “By failing to adequately limit population growth, reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth, reduce greenhouse gases, incentivize renewable energy, protect habitat, restore ecosystems, curb pollution, halt defaunation, and …

On social license to operate: Blackrock $6 tn investment manager says “Society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose. To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society. Companies must benefit all of their stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, customers, and the communities in which they operate.”

By Steve Hanley on Clean Technica, Jan 2018 Laurence D. Fink may not be a household name, but he is a very influential person. When Mr. Fink speaks, others listen. Why? Because as the founder and CEO of BlackRock, he controls more than $6 trillion in assets. That’s the kind of clout that gets a person noticed. On January 16, …

WE-All connects Next System Project, Leading for Well-Being, Global Alliance for Banking on Values, Economy for the Common Good, International Network, BCorps and many more

WE-All Webinar January 11, 2018 Stewart: Thank you all for joining us today. We’re going to spend 25 minuets presenting to where we have got to and then we will have another 25 minuets for Q&A. I will start by asking Hunter to tell us about what happened at the Colorado conference. Hunter: This whole effort grew out of a …