SmartPlanet stories related to the institutions, policies, procedures and technologies used to facilitate interaction -- governance, information, transparency and accountability, and more -- between elected officials and their constituents.
The United States and China are in a race for cleantech supremacy akin to the space race in the 1960s, according to a report. The race is also a duel between economic models.
8 | September 20, 2010 1:12pm |
The Department of Energy spends millions to improve weather forecasting for the country's wind farms. Could the funding beget more funding from investors?
2 | September 16, 2010 4:00am |
The oil did sink. It's on the seafloor.
3 | September 15, 2010 10:09am |
Before electric vehicles hit any tipping point a lot of collaboration and technology milestones need to be reached.
30 | September 15, 2010 8:31am |
Foreign cleantech firms should look to the United States wind power market for growth, says Ingeteam CEO Aitor Sotes.
September 15, 2010 3:00am |
Anheuser-Busch is moving to get 10 percent of the power for its Newark brewery from solar power. With the help of Orion Energy and Solyndra, it's saving money, too.
8 | September 14, 2010 8:55am |
Regulators need to create more incentives to boost smart grid investments since utilities are struggling with return on investment, according to a report from Accenture and the World Economic...
2 | September 13, 2010 4:49am |
An industry watchdog called Smart-Electronics Initiative wants to stem consumer electronics energy consumption.
1 | September 10, 2010 1:14pm |
The U.S. government funds 27 projects to generate power from the nation's seas and rivers. The big winners? Wave energy in the Northwest and tidal energy in Maine.
2 | September 10, 2010 4:00am |
Energy efficiency programs are common theme for these innovative environmental advocates.
September 9, 2010 3:34pm |
A government actuary can't factor things that have not happened yet into their calculations. The private market is on the way to creating real change.
14 | September 9, 2010 9:18am |
Drivers' perception of how safe or efficient their road habits are is incorrect. GreenRoad offers data to show companies how truckers can be safer and save them money, too.
4 | September 9, 2010 7:57am |
With "smart" traffic signs and a cloud-based platform, city officials and police officers can now monitor traffic, enforce the law and gain insight from hard data.
2 | September 9, 2010 7:30am |
Kids -- and plenty of young-at-heart adults -- love video games. Targeting a captive audience, Area/Code uses fun and flashy games to tackle such real-world topics as debt and even crossing the...
2 | September 9, 2010 4:00am |
A software upgrade for airport scanners seems to offer a relatively simple fix to a thorny problem that has concerned privacy advocates and vexed security officials.
5 | September 8, 2010 2:27pm |
Nine in 10 federal employees say that the ability to telecommute would make working for an organization more reliable, according to a recent survey.
1 | September 8, 2010 11:21am |
Almost two-thirds of U.S. states face a water shortage by 2013. Is your company prepared for the potential business impact?
2 | September 8, 2010 5:08am |
Conditions in the mine are as extreme as they are for astronauts at the bottom of the ocean or in the Antarctic, NASA says.
September 8, 2010 12:07am |
By some estimates, there are still $6 billion in rebates and other incentives to help fund energy-efficiency initiatives in the private and public sector.
2 | September 7, 2010 5:31am |
In anticipation of federal mandates, GM will reportedly phase out the V-6 engine in its mid-size sedans, instead offering a four-cylinder model. Will consumers bite?
9 | September 3, 2010 11:50am |