Indoor pollution: Silent and deadly- Smoke from cooking stoves kills poor people

September, 2010
The Economist

Two Berkeley professors are quoted in an article on indoor pollution in the Economist:

Another lesson of past failures, says Daniel Kammen, who runs the World Bank’s clean-energy programmes, is the need for better data about how stoves are actually used. That is increasingly possible, because cheap sensors can be embedded in stoves.


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At Berkeley, Mr Smith’s team is working with Vodafone, a mobile-phone company, on a wireless gadget that allows researchers on motorcycles to download the data from stoves. Some in the alliance also hope to tap the money available to curb greenhouse-gas emissions.

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NYC Business Climate: finding Moore's Law of Sustainability

Date: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 8:30am - 6:00pm

BusinessClimate 2010

Official Event of Climate Week New York City

Finding Moore’s Law for Sustainability

Applying Lessons from the Information Revolution to Build a Carbon-Constricted Economy

Addressing climate change by building a zero-carbon economy presents perhaps the greatest business opportunity of the 21st century. And it will require transformations of technology, policy and even management.

Just as the information economy organized around the management innovation that was Moore’s Law, the zero-carbon economy will also be organizing around its own guiding principle which will steer expectations, spur investment, and form industry clusters that will yield rapid yet stable growth.

BusinessClimate 2010 will bring together leaders of the business behind climate change to provide you with insights into how investments, people and ideas will shape the future of a carbon-constricted economy – both in the U.S. and globally.