While watching The Daily Ticker yesterday, which featured the author of “The Next American Economy,” William J Holstein, the cover of his book flashed for a moment. Sure it’s nice, clean and modern — and a little spare and safe, to be completely honest — but if you look closely there’s a nice little twist […]
Sourcemap: Rattle (and tattle on) those supply chains
Where do your gadgets really come from? The folks behind Sourcemap, a crowdsourced, open source project, hope to answer that question by cataloging where the components that make up our devices originate. It’s an effort to provide a measure of supply chain transparency, according to project founder Leo Bonanni (see his Greener Gadgets 2010 talk […]
Cleantech: Solar Manufacturing Shining in the U.S.
The United States is becoming a hot bed of solar manufacturing activity, no pun intended. And it’s not only the American companies that are enjoying the perks of being a cleantech and renewable energy concern. Companies based in other countries…
Cleantech May be a Boon to U.S. Manufacturing
It’s no secret that U.S. manufacturing isn’t what it used to be. And while it may never return to its heyday, state governments are doing their part to spark a revival by way of tax incentives for plants that produce…