Energy Informatics

MIST4550 & MIST 6550

Revised: September 13, 2018

Article assignment

Class Date
4   Smil, V. (2014). The Long Slow Rise of Solar and Wind. Scientific American, 310(1), 52-57. (available via Galileo)
Invisible fuel: The biggest innovation in energy is to go without Economist
5   The cleverest countries on climate change - and what we can learn from them apolitical
How to digitise six major industries and save US$33 trillion Eco-Business
6   What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian? BBC
How a competitor's data can help your company cut pollution Green Biz
7   Investing in Energy Efficiency Pays Off New York Times
Companies' green strategies Economist
8   Walmart’s plan to lift a gigaton of carbon from its supply chain Green Biz
The insurance industry wants a world that is sustainable and insurable Sloan Management Review
Apple becomes a great energy supplier, with itself as customer
New York Times
9   London shipping conference
10 09-14 The 3 Stages of a Country Embracing Renewable Energy Harvard Business Review
Does a carbon tax work? Ask British Columbia New York Times
Swanson's Law provides green ray of sunshine for PV Financial Times
11 09-19 How sustainability fits into enterprise risk management Green Biz
Volts wagons: Electric cars are set to arrive far more speedily than anticipated Economist
12 09-21 7 Examples of sustainability in Sweden
Chains with Brains Siemens
13 09-26 Cool roofs: beating the midday sun with a slap of white paint Guardian
Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine 'planetary boundaries' Washington Post
14 09-28 Engineers just smashed the world record for solar power BusinessInsider
New Concentrating Solar Tower Is Worth Its Salt with 24/7 Power Scientific American
Is low-carbon economic growth really possible? Green Biz
15 10-03 Advanced Practices Council
16 10-05 Nuclear power: When the facts change … Economist
SolarCity's Gigafactory MIT Technology Review
How to lay the path for our renewable future GreenBiz

Dylan Patel

Sebastian Rendon

Madeline Hanley

17 10-10 Tapping into Nature: The future of energy, innovation and business GreenBiz
Renewables jump 70 per cent in shift away from fossil fuels Financial Times

Ellen Barrow

Allison Brodsky

18 10-12 Nuclear plants, despite safety concerns, gain support as clean energy sources New York Times
Why Starbucks issued its first 'sustainability' bond GreenBiz

Nickolas Oney

Van Ha Huynh

19 10-17 Japan gambles on Toyota’s hydrogen powered car Financial Times
3 trends propelling the spread of sustainable business GreenBiz

Adam Russo

Fernando Cruz

20 10-19 Solar energy in Africa comes of age as costs reach grid parity Financial Times
China cementing global dominance of renewable energy and technology Guardian

Aalok Patel

Robert Falciglia

21 10-24 China’s embrace of a new electricity-transmission technology holds lessons for others Economist
3 ways IoT is already making cities smarter GreenBiz

Gunjeet Gambhir

Colin O'Leary

22 10-26 A plan for climate change MIT
A leap ahead for energy efficient homes Down Under GreenBiz

Zachary Kammer

Jungwoo Park

23 10-31 The real estate titan second only to Walmart on solar GreenBiz
Solar Industry Growing at a Record Pace Solar Energies Industry Association

Hunter Ziegler

Adeyinka Joseph

24 11-02 How energy efficiency helps business prepare for carbon pricing GreenBiz
Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems Economist

Lindsey Harnack

Ji Ahn

25 11-07 California Has Too Much Solar Power -- And That's a Good Thing Motley Fool
Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol Popular Mechanics

Nicholas Efird

Greggory Thompson

26 11-09 Lumens as a Service: The Multibillion-Dollar Market Opportunity Explained Rocky Mountain Institute
Why long-term investors are killing fossil fuels Green Biz

Daniel Helsing

Vira Ogdanets

27 11-14 Finally, a breakthrough alternative to growth economics - the doughnut Guardian
How U.S. business schools are failing on climate change GreenBiz

Joel Corbin

Colin Fortin

28 11-16 The three phases of Tesla's clean energy revolution GreenBiz
Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels Guardian

Sheridan Nulty

Jonathan Diaz