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What is sustainability – plastic bottle skylights

Great article on the BBC wefbsite about a clever guy who has invented a great way of bringing light into the slums of the world without needing to burn oil lamps. “Alfredo Moser’s invention is lighting up the world. In 2002, the Brazilian mechanic had a light-bulb moment and came up with a way of […]

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Musicians could be the answer to big data – love you awesome nerds!

Big data equals big opportunities for sustainable organisations in the future – and its not that too distant a future either. But according to recent reports there is a skills gap in dealing with big data. So are musicians that answer? A recent article on the awesome Smart Planet website talked about how big data […]

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Coal export is a bad investment says Goldman Sachs

An interesting one from Grist – a report from Goldman Sachs has highlighted the financial investment risk of coal export terminals in the US. Grist starts off by highlighting the famous Warren Buffet saying that the financial investment in new coal fired power stations is a bad bet – certainly something that has been muted […]

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Regulation drives innovation – Rolls-Royce sail powered shipping

Emission control regulations in shipping and in part cost of fuel are driving innovations in alternative shipping solutions – this one from Rolls-Royce is targeting a 55% increase in fuel efficiency. Smart Planet reports that “International Maritime Organization sulfur caps already require cleaner, pricier grades of fuel. Additionally, ships entering Emission Control Areas were required […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – Bike Sharing Mapping

Bit of a combination this one – the disruption of bike sharing and the internet of things. Found an article on the awesome co-exist site about a guy in the UK who has used the internet of things to map in real time the use of bike sharing around the world. It’s a great site […]

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Destination Control – works for elevators, why not do it for cars

I was stood waiting for a taxi at the airport last night thinking these 20 people in front might be going to the same place as me, or close, or on my way. And then I thought about a meeting I had in a building in Sydney that had destination control lifts – type in […]

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Internet of Things – Stick-N-Find is just the start

The ‘internet of things’ is set to change the way we see and interact with the world and Stick-N-Find is just the start. I blogged a while ago about the McKinsey 12 disruptive technologies and ‘the internet of things‘ was one of those 12. It has the potential to greatly disrupt the property industry. Back […]

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