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Storage Will Be Energy’s Next Big Thing

The cost of renewables has been sinking. Harnessing the excess could be huge.<p>Think the plummeting costs of solar and wind are transforming the energy landscape? Then you should be betting on ways to warehouse that power.<p>To understand why, consider: Unlike almost all their rivals in the …

Energy

10 Yoga Poses to Stretch and Strengthen the Psoas

The psoas major muscle is a bilateral (meaning you have one on each side), deep core muscle that connects each leg to the torso. This muscle can …

Yoga

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>6 min read<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and preferences while also caring about yourself. Even …

Self-improvement

4 Examples That Will Confirm You Were Born to Be a Leader

Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.<p>Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is <i>by what standard</i>? Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

Leadership

How Much Space Would It Take to Solar-Power the United States?

Mr. Green shines a light on the subject<p><b>Hey Mr. Green,</b><p><b>How much space would it take to put the whole of the United States on solar power?</b><p><i>—Janice in</i> …

Renewable Energy

People Lived in This Cave for 78,000 Years

There’s evidence human beings have occupied the city of Damascus in Syria for 11,000 years. But that’s nothing compared to the Panga ya Saidi cave …

Anthropology

Want to Keep Your Best Workers from Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, fifty percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. …

Employee Engagement

4 Ways Women Can Break Barriers by Breaking the Rules

One evening in February 2016, writer and filmmaker Ava DuVernay met with two top Disney executives about the possibility of directing an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i>. DuVernay, 44 at the time, had overcome many challenges to reach that moment. She had launched …

African-American News

Cheap renewable energy is killing India’s coal-based power plants

Renewable energy prices in India are crashing, leaving coal-based power plants in the country financially unviable in their wake.<p>Over the last year, wind and solar power tariffs have fallen to a record low of around Rs2.4 per unit, much lower than the average of Rs3.7 per unit at which analysts …

Renewable Energy

One simple chart shows why an energy revolution is coming — and who is likely to come out on top

The cost of solar power is decreasing so rapidly, it's now cheaper than coal, based on a new analysis.<p>A recent report from Lazard shows how the costs of producing electricity from various sources are changing. Energy from utility-scale solar plants — plants that produce electricity that feeds into …

Renewable Energy

The Boy Scouts' New Name Change Is an Epic Fail (And a Giant, Unintentional Gift to the Girl Scouts)

Everything about this says "decision by committee." And it's not a good decision.<p>So much for the Boy Scouts. The 108-year-old Boy Scouts of America organization is making a massive change: renaming its flagship program.<p>It made sense in theory. Since the Boy Scouts are now trying to recruit girls, …

Boy Scouts of America

Search for ‘holy grail’ of solar fuels just took an exciting twist

While most are in agreement that our production and use of fossil fuels is simply no longer viable, there are many advocating for different …

Clean Energy

New Grads Should Follow PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi's 5-Step Success Model

I’ve been speaking recently on the topic of communication skills to advance a person’s career. In my presentations I talk about Indra Nooyi’s “5 C’s” model of leadership. She presented it publicly several years ago, but it’s more relevant today than ever. When I speak about the model, it resonates …

Communication Skills

Every Introvert Needs To Know About This Self-Care Practice

When I tell people I’m taking time out for my "introvert hangover," I’m not joking. What you must know is that it doesn’t come with the splitting …

Introverts

Earth Day: Solar energy use continues to climb

AUSTIN, Texas -- Here's yet another reason to celebrate this Earth Day: as more and more people rely on the sun to power their lives, the overall …

Tech firms like Google, Amazon push power companies toward solar and wind, a blow to coal

SAN FRANCISCO — Every time you save a photo to the cloud, buy something on Amazon, open a Google doc or stream a movie, you’re probably pulling electricity from a wind turbine in Texas or a solar farm in Virginia.<p>In fact, your clicks and taps may have helped build them.<p>Since 2008, renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

Sunshine State Is Set to Get More Solar After Florida Ruling

Expect to see a lot more solar rooftops in Florida.<p>The Sunshine State is removing what solar installer Sunrun Inc. has seen as a roadblock to …

Solar Power

3D printing offers new tech for replacement knees

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Aging baby boomers are fueling demand for a fast growing surgery: knee replacements. There are between 750,000 to 1 million new …

10 Corny but Undeniably True and Inspiring Quotes About Teamwork

As Michael Jordan said, "Talent wins games; teamwork wins championships." He ought to know.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With two games remaining, my daughter’s soccer team is in second place. They’ve won nine games and lost only one -- to the team in third …

Motivation

Brooklyn solar company sees canopies as way for city to go green

Built for New York City’s small, flat roofs, panels can work on rooftops anywhere<p>It’s no surprise that sunny states like California and Florida are considered growth markets for solar power. But a new company believes there’s another, often overlooked, growth market for this type of renewable …

The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History

Coal, which fueled the world’s biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables.<p>The latest example of how one of …

Fossil Fuels

6 solar roads shaking up infrastructure around the world

Roads aren’t just for walking or driving anymore. Solar road or pathway projects around the world are showing that streets can both provide firm …

Clean Energy

Google Officially Hits Its 100% Renewable Energy Target

Google announced this week that it currently holds contracts to purchase 3 gigawatts of output from renewable energy projects, which is by far the …

Renewable Energy

Solar power eclipsed fossil fuels in new 2017 generating capacity-UN

Climate scientists have advised governments that renewables should be the world's dominant source of energy by mid-century<p>* World added 157 GW of new …

Why Simone Biles Chose An Online College Over UCLA

Simone Biles thought that going to college was an impossible dream. Biles tells Forbes that she was torn between her full time “gymnastics dreams” and studying at UCLA. The Olympic gold medalist did not want to give up on gymnastics, so she gave up on UCLA.<p>But that all changed last year when Biles …

College & University

Portugal generated enough renewable energy to power the whole country in March

Portugal’s renewable electricity production exceeded monthly consumption for what is likely the first time, in March, according to the nation’s transmission system operator, REN.The average renewable generation for the month exceeded 103% of consumption, beating out the last record (99.2%), set in …

GM's dress code is only two words

When asked what men can do to improve women’s lives at work, Mary Barra gets straight to the point: “Stop making assumptions,” she tells Quartz.<p>As chief executive at General Motors, Barra practices what she preaches. Her management philosophy is epitomized by GM’s workplace dress code—which is …

General Motors

The First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Looks Like It Broke Off an Alien Mothership

The plan to 3D-print a bridge in mid-air was always bonkers. How could a technology best known for creating flimsy prototypes and personalized action …

What Saudi Arabia’s 200 GW solar power plant would look like—if placed in your neighborhood

Saudi Arabia has a plan to wean its economy off oil. In the biggest sign of what the future of the Gulf state would look like, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japanese multinational Softbank to build 200 GW of solar power by 2030 at a …