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Pour un développement durable et pour l'efficacité énergétique. «Pour ce qui est de l’avenir, il ne s’agit pas de le prévoir mais de le rendre possible. »  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Tesla lance enfin un véhicule électrique à un prix abordable

Tesla lance enfin un véhicule électrique à un prix abordable | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Le Tesla Model 3 aura une autonomie de 346 kilomètres (215 miles) et un prix de 30.600 €, plus démocratique que les autres modèles de la marque,

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Pour encourager l’achat de voitures électriques, Tesla compte augmenter son réseau de « Superchargers » qui permettront des recharges ultra-rapides, jusqu’à atteindre 7.200 stations en 2017.  
Les deux modèles de Tesla déjà disponibles, la S et la X qui coûtent respectivement 79.000 et 87.400 euros, visaient une clientèle plus élitiste que la Model 3, deux fois moins chère. Cette dernière-née répond donc à une véritable attente comme le montre le nombre de précommandes. 
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[innovation] Énergie solaire : de meilleurs rendements grâce à une galette en carbone

[innovation] Énergie solaire : de meilleurs rendements grâce à une galette en carbone | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Les centrales solaires thermodynamiques à concentration sont des alternatives aux centrales solaires qui utilisent des cellules photovoltaïques. Leur taux de conversion de l’énergie solaire en vapeur pourrait être fortement augmenté avec des coûts moins élevés grâce à un matériau simple à base de carbone que viennent de mettre au point des chercheurs du MIT.

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Three Critical Innovation Roles: Broker, Role Model, Risk-Taker

Three Critical Innovation Roles:  Broker, Role Model, Risk-Taker | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

When the mythical narrator in the above-quoted Warren Zevon tune found himself  in a bit of trouble, he knew he needed three things:  “lawyers, guns and money.”   Presumably, whatever the problem or scale of the trouble, the combination of these three things would be a likely solution.


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"You won’t find these functions described in job descriptions, nor will you find someone with a title like “risk-taker.”  You won’t find these roles being incentivized, or formally evaluated or even recognized, as a rule.   Like many aspects of an innovation culture, they happen – serendipitously – or they don’t.  And because the roles are elusive and difficult to measure, they can go unappreciated and unnoticed.  And then they gradually fade away.

 

But if you look hard in your organization, trust your own judgment, and use your best observational skills, you can find, nurture, and acknowledge these key individuals and keep their critical skill sets alive . . . and growing."

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John Michel's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:19 PM

 The greatest threat to innovation is an information silo.  Free and open information exchange and conversation is the fuel that drives innovation in organizations; but all too often, information is walled off in divisions, functional areas, or geographies.

Henry Doss's comment, August 6, 2013 8:44 AM
Nice to see this comment chain, and all the alignment around the value of "open" exchange. Clearly, Warren Zevon did have a lot to teach us about organizational science!
Robin Martin's comment, August 6, 2013 1:39 PM
Thanks for sharing!
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A Different Kind of Energy Innovation

A Different Kind of Energy Innovation | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
New business models may not be as sexy as new energy technology. But their impact could be just as great, helping more homeowners adopt solar power, for instance.
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PWC Report: 75% of Business leaders shifting strategic investments to green growth opportunities

PWC Report: 75% of Business leaders shifting strategic investments to green growth opportunities | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Three quarters of CEOs claim they are developing new products and services to respond to climate change - and a third say it's already helping them grow their busines


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Also interesting were the reasons behind these new investments and innovations. Three out of five CEOs said they are acting on climate change to create a reputational advantage, and more than half are motivated by improving shareholder value.

 

PwC's sustainability and climate change partner Jon Williams said: “80% of CEOs told us what motivates them personally on climate change is their desire to protect the interests of future generations.

 

“But look beneath this headline and you see a smaller, emerging group of leading CEOs making the connection with growth, costs, risk and shareholder value. 

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Designing The Innovation Economy: Using Technology To Shape The Future City

Designing The Innovation Economy: Using Technology To Shape The Future City | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
With technological change marching forward at a rapid clip, city environments are being reshaped and the urban experience is being reimagined.

Nearly ubiquitous mobile access has provided visitors and residents with the ability to unlock the “secrets” of the city, opening the door to new experiences and improving livability and user-friendliness. However, in order to make the best of these changes, policy must welcome and support innovation and the urban transformation that accompanies it—and there’s no one-size-fits-all formula...


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10 High-Tech, Green City Solutions for Beating the Heat

10 High-Tech, Green City Solutions for Beating the Heat | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

From a solar mansion in China to a floating farm in New York, green buildings are sprouting up in cities around the world. Among their many benefits are curbing fossil-fuel use and reducing the urban heat island effect.


The Science Barge is a floating environmental education classroom and greenhouse on the Hudson River in New York. Fueled by solar power, wind, and biofuels, the barge, which was built in 2007, has zero carbon emissions.

Vegetables are grown hydroponically in an effort to preserve natural resources and adapt to urban environments, where healthy soil, or soil at all, is hard to come by. Rainwater and treated river water are used for irrigation.

The owner of the barge—New York Sun Works—designed it as a prototype for closed-loop and self-sufficient rooftop gardens in urban areas.

 

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Norm Miller's curator insight, June 2, 2013 10:39 AM

If the waters rise we could move those in places like New Orleans to floating cities?  or maybe we should move some of the policitians there and cut them loose?

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[innovation] Des écrans interactifs sous forme de "papier peint" sont l’avenir de la télévision

[innovation] Des écrans interactifs sous forme de "papier peint" sont l’avenir de la télévision | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

La façon dont nous regardons la télévision dans le futur, est susceptible de changer de façon significative dès aujourd’hui. Sous forme de gros pavé, la télévision interactive sous forme de papier peint va dominer la pièce, des écrans répartis qui grâce à votre vision périphérique, vont créer une expérience véritablement immersive. Qui plus est, vous serez en mesure d’utiliser une partie ou la totalité de l’écran pour différentes émissions, films, pages Web ou pour Twitter.

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