SENSEable CITy Lab
Buildings, home automation
ICT for electricity production, Distributed generation, Grid management, New node, Smart metering, Demand side management (DSM)
ICT for Electricity consumption, Photovoltaic, buy renewable energy (?), light-emitting diodes (LEDs), compact fluorescent lighbulbs (CFLs)
e-tickets/ e-billing (bank, utilities)/ e-government/ eCommerce/ ebanking
transport avoidance, teleconference
transport efficiency, tracking technologies
Embedded Networked Sensing (ENS), sensorbase
maps based on GIS
If you’re wondering where the cleantech hot spots are around the globe, then we have the ultimate map for you: Earth2Tech’s 101 Cleantech Startups, where you can see how cleantech companies are sprouting up all over the place. The different sectors — like solar, energy storage, biofuels and electric vehicles — are all represented by a logo, and each pin on the map has all of the vital stats for each startup (founding year, investors, technology, etc.). We admit we’ve got a bit of a Valley skew, but we’ve thrown in some of the international cleantech heavyweights as well. View Larger Map And for those of you who are fans of our other maps, make sure to check out our Biofuels Deathwatch map and Coal Deathwatch map.
Earth2Tech is a publication devoted to covering startups and entrepreneurs that are creating innovations to fight climate change. We scour university labs for the next cleantech leaders, and keep a close eye on tech giants’ green campaigns.
Just Sustainability is “the egalitarian conception of sustainable development"(Jacobs, 1999:32). It generates an improved definition of sustainable development as “the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems” (Agyeman, et al., 2003:5). This new form of sustainable development prioritizes justice and equity, while maintaining the importance of the environment and the global life support system. References ↑ Jacobs, M., "Sustainable Development as a Contested Concept," in A. Dobson, Fairness and Futurity: Essays on Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1999), 32. ↑ Agyeman, J., Bullard, R. D., and Evans, B. eds., Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World (London: Earthscan/MIT Press, 2003), 5.
remove subsidies and tax breaks for energy consumption
setting energy efficiency standards for appliances & equipments
remove fuel subsidies