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Author Archives: Carolyn Fortuna

5 Vertical Integration Opportunities For Smart Water & Smart Cities

December 19th, 2016 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Smart water/ smart city programs are changing. Once viewed from a top-down perspective, city water utilities are starting to be seen from a more holistic perspective, with larger, more integrated programs. A recent MIT conference on smart city water included ideas for eco-entrepreneurs to create a niche within city water utilities through data analytics

AquaHarmonics Awarded $1.5 Million Wave Energy Converter Prize

December 8th, 2016 | by Carolyn Fortuna

AquaHarmonics has won a $1.5 million grand prize to support the development of wave energy converters. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced the winner of the Wave Energy Prize, which is an 18-month design-build-test competition that assesses early stage wave energy technologies by comparing a wide range of device types and evaluating them against a threshold requirement for high energy capture

Indiegogo Now Offers Equity Crowdfunding

November 28th, 2016 | by Carolyn Fortuna

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has changed the rules about how small investors can participate in crowdfunding. Indiegogo offers a chance to support good causes and to (hopefully) generate a profit

Socially Responsible Investments Vs ESG Investments

November 27th, 2016 | by Carolyn Fortuna

While ESG practices may seem identical to socially responsible investments (SRI), they’re actually quite different. You may always have thought that SRIs were the way to go, but a little more scrutiny might point you to ESG investments as the ones which can use your dollar to make the most impact on our planet

Hawai’i Solar Power (In Depth)

November 14th, 2016 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Glorious blue skies and endless sunshine. Warm, balmy breezes. Isn’t that how you envision Hawai’i? Like the slogan, “Everything’s better in Hawaii,” right? Oops, one thing does dampen the impression of Hawai’i, though: its high cost of living, especially for energy.

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