UN: Renewable energies can meet world’s power needs

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/intelligent-energy/un-renewable-energies-can-meet-world-8217s-power-needs/6145?tag=nl.e660  The United Nations has found that renewable energy alone can meet global power needs - countering the burgeoning belief that nuclear power is the only viable solution.Today, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released itsSpecial Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN). The report painted a rosy future for… Continue reading UN: Renewable energies can meet world’s power needs

The future of co-ops

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/-8216social-commerce-8217-gets-billions-this-year-fad-or-new-business-model-emerging/15713?tag=nl.e660  Social commerce’ gets billions this year: fad or new business model emerging?By Joe McKendrick | May 7, 2011, 10:17 AM PDTNew industry statistics confirm what the media has been buzzing about past few months: the social commerce space is a hot ticket. Social Commerce Today reports that social commerce startups received about $1.93 billion in funding since… Continue reading The future of co-ops

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/pure-genius/universal-design-pioneer-why-design-still-excludes-many/5533 Universal design pioneer: Why design still excludes many By Melanie D.G. Kaplan | February 14, 2011, 2:00 AM PST Internationally known gerontologist and designer Pattie Moore says good design is like pornography: “You can’t really define it, but you know it when you see it.” But one thing she knows for sure is that if someone can’t use… Continue reading