Environmental Sustainability

Results for Environmental Sustainability
  • Media
    Cities, states to lose big if highway fund disappears

    States and local governments stand to lose $46.8 billion in federal funding for transportation and transit projects next year if Congress doesn't put more money into the Highway Trust Fund and it slides into insolvency, according to a new report.

    Rosabeth Kanter, a professor and part of the Harvard Business School's U.S. Competitiveness Project, a research-led effort to understand and improve the nation's competitiveness, ... said Congress needs to pass a bill to avoid "running out of money before they get all the potholes fixed."

  • Media
    China Outpaces U.S. in Clean Energy Investment, Again

    The Pew Charitable Trust released its annual ranking of how countries are faring against one another in the clean energy race, and China has for the fourth time in the past five years overtaken the United States as the global leader in clean energy investment.

  • Media
    Can We Get To Where We Need To Go?

    America's infrastructure woes and how to fix them were front and center at the recent summit, America on the Move: Transportation and Infrastructure for the 21st Century, led by Rosabeth Moss Kanter.

  • Media
    Shale gas gives US competitive advantages

    The US holds ample reserves of natural gas to help supply rising world gas demand, particularly for gas-fired electric power generation in Asia, speakers told the IHS CERAWeek energy conference.

  • Media
    Private Investors Can Save Public Infrastructure

    For decades, argues Harvard Business School's Rosabeth Moss Kanter, we have paid for our neglected infrastructure in lost productivity and jobs, but the full bill is coming due.

  • Media
    What Good Are Airports If You Can't Get There?

    Until recently, it could take 48 hours for freight trains to travel the 2,200 miles from Los Angeles to Chicago -- and then 30 more hours just to cross Chicago. We are building a 21st century economy on a 19th century rail network, says Rosabeth Moss Kanter.

  • Media
    U.S. More Than 60 Percent to Cost-Competitiveness Goal

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it is more more than 60 percent of the way towards achieving cost-competitiveness with conventional generation.

  • Media
    The global impact of US shale

    The US' shale gas and tight oil are already changing global energy markets and reducing both Europe's competitiveness vis-a-vis the US and China's overall manufacturing competitiveness.

  • Media
    US shale gas boom to take center stage at GPCA forum

    The US shale gas boom has revived the US chemical industry, which is becoming increasingly competitive globally, with access to guaranteed supplies of gas and cost-efficient processes. The question now: will there also be a shale gas boom in China and Europe? And would that undermine the global competitiveness of the GCC chemicals industry?

  • Media
    American Manufacturing Has A Secret Competitive Advantage: Its Workforce

    What is this economic phoenix that is rising out of American factories? And why does it give U.S. producers a singular competitive advantage?

  • Media
    Rep. Scott Peters Asks EPA Administrator About U.S. Competitiveness

    Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) poses questions to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, at the Full Committee hearing titled "Strengthening Transparency and Accountability within the Environmental Protection Agency."

  • Media
    The Quiet Energy Innovation Revolution: An Interview with the Department of Energy's Dave Danielson

    In the next five to ten years, many new energy technologies will become directly cost-competitive with fossil fuel alternatives, at which point these markets are going to grow from hundreds of billions of dollars to multi-trillion dollar markets. ICan the US capture the preponderance of this multi-trillion dollar per year manufacturing value-add?

  • HBR Case Series
    Envision Charlotte: Building an Energy Cluster (Abridged)

    In 2006, Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy, began to lay the groundwork to establish Charlotte as the "new energy hub of America." The Envision Charlotte initiative builds on the Charlotte region's economic development "energy capital USA" initiative.

  • HBR Case Series
    Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul: Building on a Diversified Base (Abridged)

    Starting in 2003, the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan region lagged the rest of the U.S. in job creation. Alarmed business and civic leaders coalesced around the Itasca Project, which set in motion a series of actions by groups of CEOs and politicians aimed at reversing these trends by creating jobs in all sectors of the economy.

  • Media
    Teaching Note Released for 'Making of a World Water Hub'

    A new case teaching note by Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Ai-Ling Jamila Malone discusses teaching points behind the 2012 case, "Milwaukee: Making of a World Water Hub (A) and (B) - (B9)."

  • Media
    America's real infrastructure test

    America's public infrastructure — roads, bridges, airports, seaports, waterways and even sidewalks — is a mess. You can see it for yourself every day. It's not just a nuisance; it's bad for our economy.

  • Media
    Countries in Asia Cutting Carbon Faster than Europe

    Three of the top G20 countries best placed to compete in the global low-carbon economy are now from East Asia, having overtaken their European and American competitors, according to an index which measures how carbon-competitive countries are.

  • Media
    Energy Efficiency Means Security, Jobs and Competitiveness

    The executive branch and Congress should work together on measures to achieve and exceed the president's goal on combined heat and power.

  • Media
    Political Uncertainty in US, Biggest Impediment to Clean Energy Industry

    The lack of a long-term national energy policy is putting the US at risk of falling behind in the global clean energy market both in terms of innovation and competitiveness, concludes a report by Pew Charitable Trusts.

  • Media
    Electric Vehicles Strengthen US Competitiveness

  • Media
    US: 2011 Wind technology report

    The Energy Department released a new report highlighting strong growth in the U.S. wind energy market in 2011, increasing the U.S. share of clean energy and supporting tens of thousands of jobs, and underscoring the importance of continued policy support and clean energy tax credits.

  • Media
    New Study on U.S. Natural Gas Exports

    Booming U.S. shale gas production has prompted a series of firms to apply for permission to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States. This prospect has become controversial: some see an opportunity to gain from trade and to shake up global gas markets; others fear environmental damage, higher consumer costs, and lost manufacturing competitiveness.

  • Media
    Vestas CEO sees US market down 80 pct in 2013

    The head of the world's biggest wind turbine maker, Vestas, says that the U.S. wind turbine market is likely to fall by 80 percent next year because of the expected expiration of an important tax credit.

  • Media
    Clean Energy: Revisiting the Challenges of Industrial Policy

    Governments in most industrial countries have stepped up their promotion of clean energy technology in recent years, and the US is no longer a laggard in this area.

  • Research
    Green Rules to Drive Innovation

    Daniel C. Esty and Steve Charnovitz argue that a commitment to sustainability and strong environmental results will likely enhance national as well as company-scale competitiveness.

  • Media
    America's New Energy Reality

    America's new energy reality requires a new way of thinking and talking about the country's improving energy position and how to facilitate this growth in an environmentally sound way--recognizing the considerable benefits this will bring in an era of economic uncertainty.

  • Media
    America's New Energy Reality

    America's new energy reality requires a new way of thinking and talking about the country's improving energy position and how to facilitate this growth in an environmentally sound way--recognizing the considerable benefits this will bring in an era of economic uncertainty.