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.
At the Nordic Green conference in Menlo Park, Calif., Olov Hemstrom of the Swedish Trade Council discusses the history of Sweden's drive to go green. He says government and business officials...
2 | April 28, 2010 2:01pm
Geologists defend carbon capture and sequestration after the author of a recent study calls the premise for the technology "totally erroneous."
18 | April 27, 2010 7:54am |
Richard Branson's request for government compensation resulting from the ash cloud aviation suspension is pure nonsense. Various aviation authorities in Europe did the right thing.
5 | April 26, 2010 9:10am |
In an effort to educate Americans about the potential of the smart grid, Siemens last week kicked off a six-city interactive roadshow dubbed the "Smart Grid Tour."
April 26, 2010 8:30am |
Marriott's CEO says the hotel chain is savings millions by finding sustainable solutions. Including leaving your sheets on longer.
9 | April 26, 2010 2:00am |
Better Place said it has signed an agreement with Chery Automobile to develop electric vehicle technology in China, which aims to be a leader in the market.
April 25, 2010 6:21pm |
Smart meters will increasingly be in the middle of home area networking, according to a report by Pike Research.
5 | April 23, 2010 5:55am |
President Morales may well be overplaying his hand. Despite the show in Cochabamba, not everything we class as green is gold.
4 | April 22, 2010 1:11pm |
Eleanor Sterling talks about why biodiversity is important and why you should care about it.
April 22, 2010 5:00am |
Why the biodiversity crisis is worse than the global economic crisis: There's no bailout for this one
Bob Bloomfield talks about why the biodiversity is our greatest economic crisis and why conserving it is critical to our survival.
1 | April 22, 2010 4:00am |
While energy management is important to majority, an annual poll shows support for practical initiatives slipped over past 12 months
April 22, 2010 4:00am |
The granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau is following in the explorer and filmmaker's footsteps--with a modern focus on sustainability and much lighter camera equipment.
7 | April 22, 2010 2:00am |
The government has released its design for the new $100 bill. It's a 21st century technology marvel.
4 | April 21, 2010 1:15pm |
Three states have instituted or are considering bans on involuntary chip implantation in humans. Maybe, those states should ban the bans and get a grip on reality.
6 | April 21, 2010 12:15pm |
Eighty percent of the salt we consume is put in by factories.
30 | April 21, 2010 8:43am |
In a new SmartPlanet column, analyst Vinnie Mirchandani discusses General Electric's Net Zero Home campaign and why it takes a new attitude to address the world's "grand challenges."
April 21, 2010 7:54am |
IBM's partnership with Columbia University echoes close to a dozen similar arrangements with high-profile schools around the world.
April 21, 2010 3:21am |
Consumers are wary of utilities efforts to remotely limit use of appliances as part of electricity management plans---unless there's a steep discount, according to a survey by Accenture.
6 | April 20, 2010 9:50am |
Which world nations filter the Internet content available to their citizens? The answer might surprise you.
1 | April 20, 2010 7:14am |
The Health Internet is currently being defining within a government-run Wiki. The goal is to come up with both security standards and policies that vendors can implement quickly, allowing health...
April 19, 2010 12:00pm |