A battery that dissolves in your body

Thursday, 10 July 2014 by Ian Randall
Tags: Engineering, Health, Innovation

A biodegradable battery for short-life electronics has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois.

Can Audi end the energy-wasting rush to beat the lights?

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 by Will Simpson
Tags: #theBIGshift, Carbon, Consumption, Innovation, Sustainable business, Transport

A new piece of in-car technology could see the rush to get through the green light become a thing of the past – and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the process.

Solar and earth storage heating system for zero carbon homes

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 by Sara Ver-Bruggen
Tags: Construction, Energy

This system combines solar photovoltaics, an underground Earth Energy Bank and a heat pump system for warmth all-year round.

How best to support energy access enterprises

Friday, 04 July 2014 by Paul Valentin
Tags: Carbon, Cities , Energy, Innovation, International development

Paul Valentin, International Director, Christian Aid, shares lessons in supporting enterprises that provide access to clean energy.

On jellyfish and listening to the futures

Thursday, 03 July 2014 by John Sweeney
Tags: Climate change, Diagnosis, Innovation

John Sweeney calls for new approaches to policy in postnormal times.

Porritt: What if recycling isn’t the first step to environmental engagement?

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 by Jonathon Porritt
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Innovation, Sustainable business, Value chains, Waste

If we want to tackle waste, we have to “regulate the hell out of this whole under-performing mess” – says (a little bit of) Jonathon Porritt.

OpenIDEO community rises to CCE’s Recycling Challenge

Monday, 30 June 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Brands, Innovation, Value chains, Waste

Duncan Jefferies reports on the final Challenge Workshop of CCE’s 11-week Recycling Challenge – and reveals the winning ideas.

BAFTA targets film and TV carbon emissions

Friday, 27 June 2014 by Anna Rice
Tags: #theBIGshift, Carbon, Consumption, Creative industries, Innovation, Sustainable business

A new partnership with Greenstone should make it easier for film and TV producers to calculate their impact.

Rise of the collaborative commons

Thursday, 26 June 2014 by Anna Simpson
Tags: #theBIGshift, Communications , ICT, Innovation

Anna Simpson asks Jeremy Rifkin how an era of nearly free goods and services could lead to a more efficient global economy.

“We must bridge the gap between today’s ‘consciousness’ and tomorrow’s everyday”

Friday, 20 June 2014 by Jennifer Clark
Tags: Construction, Consumer engagement, Energy, Engineering, Innovation

Jennifer Clark of Skanska asks whether innovative finance solutions can make ‘green’ part of our daily lives.


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