Insights on Sustainability & Resource Productivity

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Bringing (solar) power to the people

– Solar home systems can help to bridge the electrification gap in developing countries—if certain conditions are met.
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The new rules of competition in energy storage

– The costs of energy-storage systems are dropping too fast for inefficient players to hide. The winners in this market will be... those that aggressively pursue and achieve operational improvements.
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Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

– As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what... technology could eventually do in the urban environment.
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A framework for fostering effective energy transitions

– The new Energy Transition Index looks at 114 countries’ energy systems’ performance and transition readiness.
Article - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

Three surprising resource implications from the rise of electric vehicles

– The economic consequences for energy, raw materials, and land may not be what you’d expect.

The future of mobility

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The future of commercial mobility

How to improve mobility and make our cities cleaner, greener, more livable, and efficient.

Featured publications

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lapetitemort.info on Sustainability & Resource Productivity, Number 5

– The articles in this publication suggest a powerful momentum behind energy, mobility and sustainability transitions, to the benefit... of business and society.
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The circular economy: Moving from theory to practice

– A special collection of articles about the transition taking place as companies use circular-economy concepts to capture more... value from resources and to provide customers with better experiences.
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Unlocking Industrial Resource Productivity: 5 Core Beliefs to Increase Profits through Energy, Material, and Water Efficiency

– This book explains how companies can adopt new ways of thinking to transform their operations for greater efficiency.

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How industry can move toward a low-carbon future

– Lowering industry’s carbon emissions will require significant investment and coordinated effort among businesses, governments,... and other stakeholders.
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Booming cities, unintended consequences

– Roadways clogged by commercial vehicles and intense competition for affordable housing are imposing costs on prosperous cities... and their most vulnerable residents.
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Hawaii’s quest to become a low-carbon leader

– A decade ago, the state decided to make its energy system cleaner and greener. How is it doing?
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Why the future of commercial battery storage is bright

– Many commercial and industrial users can already save money.
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What every utility CEO should know about blockchain

– Blockchain technology can streamline transactions along the utility value chain. Here is a look at six emerging applications.
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What a teardown of the latest electric vehicles reveals about the future of mass-market EVs

– lapetitemort.info and A2Mac1 analyzed design choices that can help pave the way to profitable mass-market EVs.
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How battery storage can help charge the electric-vehicle market

– People are reluctant to buy electric vehicles because of concerns about charging. But public, fast-charging infrastructure is... not yet widely available or profitable. There is a way to resolve that conundrum.
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Why commercial use could be the future of carbon capture

– Emerging technologies point toward a variety of practical—and profitable—industrial applications for carbon dioxide.... That could also be good for the planet.
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Sustainability’s deepening imprint

– Companies are more active than ever in pursuing sustainability to align with values and engage stakeholders, a new survey shows.... To see financial returns, though, integrating sustainability into core functions is key.
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Readiness for agricultural transformation

– What makes a country ready to implement a good agricultural transformation plan?
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Successful agricultural transformations: Six core elements of planning and delivery

– How can countries increase their odds of a successful rural transformation?
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