The prodigious juggling skills necessary for parenthood translate well to entrepreneurship. Here's some advice on how to hang in there from the founders of Esoteric Food Company, maker of Zuké pickles.
Solar leasing—where you don’t own your own panels, you just buy the power from them—has been very hot. But a new startup called Kiwi wants to you to own your own solar power, and is making that easier with convenience, cost, and design.
Though many places around the country barely have enough to drink, they’re ignoring a massive free source of water: the stuff up in the clouds, which could fulfill almost all of our water needs if we just used it right.
Entrepreneurial communities grow up around smart people. Whenever someone in government asks me what they can do to accelerate entrepreneurship, I always tell them to put as much money and energy as they can into education. If you build a broad base of smart, inquisitive, curious people that are long term members of your community, you'll be delighted with the results.
Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Google — it seems everyone is in the smart-grid fray, trying to transform our electromechanical power grid into a digital network that saves energy, taps alternative sources, lowers costs, and boosts reliability. But Boulder is the first U.S. city to pilot a large-scale smart-grid system, allowing residents to monitor use and control appliances remotely. Xcel Energy has installed 21,000 meters since the $100 million program started in 2008. Early adopters cut energy use by as much as 45%.