After winning $120,000 at the Rice Business Plan Competition as well as the top prize at MIT Accelerate, Louis Beryl (HBS 2012) is understandably optimistic about the future of SolidEnergy, a business which he co-founded with Qichao Hu, an MIT Grad student.
While there are a number of ways each of us can reduce our ecological footprint (e.g. recycling, carpooling, etc), establishing greener eating habits is one of the easiest and most impactful things you can do.
Few understand the importance of the combination of economic growth and responsible environmental policy—the advancement of sustainable capitalism—better than Mark Tercek (HBS ’84), CEO of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and a former Partner at Goldman Sachs. Through TNC, Tercek strives to impact corporate and national environmental [...]
“Green is the new Crimson” Yes, you read that right. This probably wasn’t the first time you’ve read that either. Ever since banners with that motto festooned Al Gore’s headline talk at the 2008 Harvard Sustainability Celebration, the tagline has become a byword for Harvard’s efforts to reduce environmental impacts. Each [...]
Is solar power the answer to all of our prayers? Or will wind turbines continue to play an important role in our energy future? Two HBS students from the Energy and the Environment Club debate this critical issue. Solar is the Future of Renewable Energy Generation by Evan Hindman (OI) With the [...]
“Just as firms innovate in technology and innovate in business model, I think the great firms of the next five to ten years are also going to be innovating around governance regimes and around how they think about the role they play in our society.” – Professor Rebecca [...]
Few industries evoke stronger feelings of nationalism than commodities. Think Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. Think (alleged) Oil Wars in the Middle East. Think Blood Diamonds. From developed countries such as Australia to many a nation in sub-Saharan Africa, commodities form the backbone of economies. For others, [...]
The Energy and Environment Club will host its eighth annual Energy Symposium, this year entitled “Dialogue for a Brighter Future,” on October 22nd. The flagship event, entirely student organized, is the first symposium on the HBS calendar and one of the most attended on campus. It [...]
Germany recently decided to decommission all of its nuclear facilities. Solyndra, a solar energy firm, which received a $500 million federal loan, declared bankruptcy amid scandal and multiple investigations. The EU is in the midst of a debate to impose their tariff system on aviation emissions for non-domestic airlines, [...]
Do a quick search on the Internet, and it is obvious that CFLs are a scam instituted by big lightbulb lobbyists to force the everyday taxpayer to spend tens of dollars on new bulbs. Add to that the fact that hundreds of companies across the U.S. purport drastic energy [...]