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Innovation and progress on Clean Technology and Renewable Energy on hold in the USA after Supreme Court ruling…

In a major set-back to further innovation in clean technology and reducing the planet’s largest polluter’s GHG emissions, the US Supreme Court in a highly unprecedented move yesterday ruled to put a temporary block on Obama’s ‘Clean Power Plan’, as a result of a lawsuit from 29 states and the Energy Industry in the United States. This ‘backward looking’ ruling …

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An important week in 2015: From Elon Musk’s new $1 Billion Not-for-profit, to Paris and Saudi Arabia

There were three unprecedented events globally last week that captured my attention, for more than just a few seconds. [A] Elon Musk’s announcement of his new $1 Billion not-for-profit to benefit humanity [B] a meaningful and unprecedented Global Climate agreement which was reached in Paris with support from almost 200 developed and developing nations, and [C] the first ever elections …

Financial Technology Innovation & Start-ups

A recent study shows that a growing number of start-up companies are using Peer-to-Peer solutions, Social Media and advanced Data Analytics to develop products, manage risk, and improve services in the Financial Services industry — mostly in payment transactions, with some advances in credit and risk scoring areas. While it appears that they are mostly staying away from large corporations and …