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one belt forum - girls best stories
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will G20 respect #metoo: greatest girls empowerment solutions sustainability investors ever make
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w20 & other 20s of Japan G20
Beijing Open Space 5 - april 2017- women hold up half the sky
old - student unions of blockchain by supercity and win-win belt roads
Is AIIB Best Bank Developing Youth?
Help Baltimore become fist free university city for world record job creation students
economists without borders and brexit
Log : One Belt One Road (1B1R)
xi-trump greatest intergenerational meeting
Missing Trillion Dollars Jobs markets - episode 1 english and chinese as second languages
2 Global Value Chain- SME capacity
3 Bank SME
4 Digital age gov inclusion SME
5 SME= Youth Sustainability
mapping hi-trust youth neural networks
trades with china by type : Belt, EWTP, other
jinping trump world's most valuable meeting
What happened to Yunus top 10 concepts of ending Ultra Poverty
Can 10 greatest human innovations create jobs?
Yunus- how usaid and academics compound ultra poverty
Sustainability youth MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN - and everywhere
playing pieces - World Record Jobs Book &
invitation to colleges to play world record jobs game
entrepreneurial revolution of norman macrae and paul farmer
zeroisation of yazmi and social business movements connection with youth sustainabilty
week 1 of curriculum of week 2
Can we prevent unbridled arrogance of silicon valley from ending sustainability of all of US?
youth 10000 blogs
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1 Minute Stories of Our LIves & Times
Business models which can save the world
Norman Macrae Archive
World's Greatest Maths Mistake
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Devaluing Goldman Sachs to 0
Sustainable Universities
CEOs & Sustainability Branding
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From G8 to G2030!
Collaboration Cafe
My city's crisis of opportunity
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Sustainability DC Dhaka London
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breaking news 2017 - greenbigbang club - invitation from korea to 2000 place governors to race to carbon zero- beijing summit advancing green investment banking most is - watch out for next updates including those from lord stern at aiib 2018 mumbai and argentina g20- from macrae family diary wonderul meeting july 2017 with bob freling of - join in co-creating quarterly newsletters of grameenenergy rsvp - see also our scottish diaspora friends contributions or join the race announced by jack ma of ali baba to co-create the top five -if a billion of the next 3 billion jobs of millennials are not integrated around green solutions, what chance human sustainability?

Enter - youth's favorite open education green energy curricula


MOOCS who could  world bank ; U of Tokyo ; U of San Diego - you tell us rsvp  OPENBRAC

Youth Summits that could - world bank fall youth summits; spring millennials summits; atlanta nobel youth summit nov 2015 

Diaries of Youth Job Creation Events - googledoclinkedin

Research for World Record Book of Youth Job Creators 

This Month's Tweet - ObamaUni 

Post-2015 UN Global Partnership Investors with Youth's Goals 

Entrepreneurial Revolution'sCurricula of youth economics at and social valuation models at 

With thanks from Macrae family to Unacknowledged Giant  -Exponential Sustainability FutureLines 2025,     2030,  2015,  2018



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The Pro-youth economist celebrates the coming of thriving carbon negative energy economies

The Anti-Youth economist supports carbon and nuclear energy value chains


Curricula sources for pro-youth economics of energy include Beijing thinktank for energy rsvp  washington dc hotline 301 881 1655 if you have a nomination

 Pro-Youth Entrepreneurial Revolution at The Economist since 1972

Q) where did energy first get debated in the 41 year collaboration research by The Economist of the net generation


A) Probably 1984 publication of the next 40 years - relevant chapter on energy to be lasered here soon  -more below


Norman Macrae Youndation Hotlines -phone washington dc 1 301 881 1655 or email 


 Associate web sites sponsored by norman macrae foundation for pro-youth economics, education and journalism. transfers from our village web-bak from youth journalists to responsible experts include GrameenIntel and GrameenVeolia ......... ConsiderBangladesh.comlaunched to celebrate The Economist's Remembrance party of NOrman Macrae (unacknowledged giant, enetrepreneurial revolution mediator since 1972, pro-youth economist)  launched to celebrate dr yunus as chef guset of norman macramé's 85th (nd last public) birthday, RAC, Saint James, London 2008 - the hypothesis of entrepreneurial revolution borrows from Schumacher and Keynes- globalization and net generation will only be sustaonble if every global village is sustainably interated into the global economy so that everyone can lead a productive and happy life............................................

part 2 of a series of webs that link the 3 billion new jobs maps of Norman's 1984 work with the first 42 years of grassroots networking innovations of bangladesh

 www.grameenenergy.compart 3 of the 3 billion jobs serieswww.microeducation.comaimed at making education and collaboration core to post 2015 summits on poverty museum -supporting webs include www.grameenuniversity.comwww.grameeneducation.comand the 4 Unis: YunusMandela Obama Clinton along with the youth website of the 10000 yunus yes we can dv

aka celebrating idea that Grameen is the home of free nursing college curriculum and as much as pro-youth possible of all community healthcare and nutrition and emedic - helping correct any mistudeies or misapplication of grameen or microcredit modls outside of Bangladesh with particular focus on how technology from 1996 changed the way that networkers connecting pro-youth investment banking were free to operate -aloso maiintaing a league table of top 10 nations eg Japan China Scotland Frnace Kenya South Africa Singapore .. helping youth and yunus replicate microfranchsie solutions that save the sustainability of worldwide global villages.....................................................................................................  


The Pro-youth economist celebrates the coming of thriving carbon negative energy economies

The Anti-Youth economist supports carbon and nuclear energy value chains

Curricula sources for pro-youth economics of energy include Beijing thinktank for energy rsvp  washington dc hotline 301 881 1655 if you have a nomination


Pro-Youth Entrepreneurial Revolution at The Economist since 1972

Q) where did energy first get debated in the 41 year collaboration research by The Economist of the net generation


A) Probably 1984 publication of the next 40 years - relevant chapter on energy to be lasered here soon 



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             origin of entrepreneurial revolution and net generation pro-youth economics at The Economist since 1972 - explore energy and the 7 urgent wonders of multi-win economics - is clean energy the simplest win-win case of all?

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穆罕默德·尤努斯(Muhammad Yunus,1940年6月28日-):孟加拉国经济学家,孟加拉乡村银行(Grameen Bank,也译作格莱珉银行) ...

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     Breaking citizen networking action stories 2012.1

    FUTURE OF JAPAN -its economics and sustainability as well as regions!

    mostofa - do you get on well enough with miki at japan embassy to see if there is a subcircle of people to connect with interested in japans green energy policy (if so sounded as if kazi islam could help you and miki what with his solar farms knowledge trade exchange between china and bangladesh, and maybe colin too!)


    this article of vivian's is stunning!

    unlike many youth-sustainability agendas which sir fazle is immediately in centre of progressing, this freedom-of-thinking agenda is much more about are there ways we can help connect japan's green networks. sarah's interests (including prince charles (other green royals yunus used to network) and paul rose ie bbc / royal geo) and other top green networks including those at MIT which I am keen to get better links to.



    I hypothesise from what was known in 1984 but seems to have been wiped from human knowledge by big oil that today's solar is only about 1/100 to 1/10000 of what can be economically if photosynthesis had received the sort of research funds of nuclear; even today there are thise who say solar technologies can help clean up nuclear waste but is Japan exploring that with the urgency that a balanced bases scenario of the unseen fallout would demand . These are areas I will never be expert in but I could have hoped in 2005 that an editorial group of the hubs 10000 would by now interested in and which can help make us more valuable to sarah whose help in other matters to do with exponential long-term economic impacts I desparetaly need


    (incidentally I dont think that the greenbeltmovement sent anyone to taddy blecher talk but if hubwestminster has a green expert who isnt yet connected to london office of GBM we could paerhaps use this topic as a conversation starter and maybe my old net of simpol and their association with green party mps would want to connect in to)


    another connection I dont think we are using enough is link between city montessori school and past president/scientist kalam- one of his final declaration's as indian's president was he wanted to help youth tear up any non-sustainable curricula they came across at achools- getting in touch with kalam could be a way to link the radically different schools and university curricula we all need


    perhaps yunus should chair an intergalatic student business competition -maybe that's the only space that freethnking youth are free to collaborate in -if someone will write up the rules I will take it along to a few tv stations to see if they want to scoop it - branson might also like to beam up his partners


    chris macrae skype chrismacraedc

    .Favourite solar webs rsvp : Gshakti Self StandardSolar Barefootpower AshdenAwardsSocial Business Case -this case is open source property asserted by The Social Business Action Team for Global Institute of Social Business- Q&A welcomed by team - chris.macrae

    Why does big media avoid news of the greatest idea and micro practice network of climate crisis resolution? (Again RSVP if you know a greater social business in this area.)

    The pledge of (MEC) is to keep on aggregating carbon free households until a market of a quarter of billion clean households have been fully credited. The main carbon offset exchanges can’t be bothered with counting one rural household at a time. So MEC uses mobiles and partners hi-trust microcredits who already serve local markets to accumulate the data until it is large enough to get a carbon offset contract for the clean householders to share.

    MEC tells us the same methodology can be used for any millennium type goal where one by one auditing needs to be aggregated before reaching amounts worth crediting or rewarding achievement grants from global funds seeking to sustain local empowerment. We can design ways so that global markets become free again to value communal sustainability (a core assumption of anyone who applies Adam Smith correctly)

     After devoting his life to the race to end poverty, Muhammad Yunus now finds his country timebombed to be flooded by the climate crisis. The least social business networkers and Bangladeshi friends could do is to publicise and network the case of MEC, and so honor the efforts of Dr Yunus to unite the world on valuing sustainability.  

    Orchestrated out of Seattle, MEC is led by April Alderdice –a  co-founder of Grameen Shakti in 1996 (our next case). MEC’s first partners are in IndiaMongolia and Uganda and include such microfinance institutions as FINCA and Xacbank.


    .Celebrate with Britiish broadcaster and polar/solar explorer Paul Rose's joyous chronicles as one of Britain's first mapmakers of Bangladesh's micro up system design Europe's leading networks of green microsystem design include (london www organiser of annual prizes) Prince Albert (Monaco) Foundation;  - nominations welcome

    rsvp info

    Official web site of Grameen Energy in Bangladesh

    What connections can we map between Obama's promise to race to 5 million green jobs and real races already out there in micro up networks led by eg Bangladesh (BBC report) with GrameenShakti's race to create 100000 green jobs for village women entrepreneurs in the next 5 years, and a consortium of 15 Bangla companies led by Grameen and BRAC collaborating to make Bangladesh a world leader in Photovoltaic manufacturing  ?   This seems to be one of the primary networking action-searches that Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus 5000 Youth Ambassadors can linkin to during 09/10 with a debrief at kenya microcredit summit in april 2010 which we are told that at least 50 yunus inpired youth from MFIconnect will be there to review the year's action progress in every Yes We Can Way -more here AmbassadorSlide.jpg.



    .Previously YunusForum breaking news - June 2009 sees all week birthday dialogue celebrating Dr Yunus 69th birthday, opening of YunusCentre as the highest level practical consultancy on sustainability that microeconomics world can offer, and interview with world changers at Grameen, BRAC and British Council in Dhaka to name a few -if you missed this and want a report - rsvp Yes We Can Washington DC bureau of 301 881 1655  


     Join the green adventure trip of a lifetime - well 2009 anyway - a week preparing for dr yunus 69th birthday dialogue on june 29

    with bbc nature correspondent polar & solar explorer paul rose,

    team from ex bbc films production developing the Yunusmovie to be directed by the highest grossing female director

    and many more amazing young people and a few elders -- chris macrae DC yes we can bureau usa 301 881 1655

    Washington DC bureau of welcomes your correspondence - tel 301 881 1655
    Ning....Ning  CDM .. WorldBank CarbonFinance ProjectsOctober 2008 starts the year long yunus10000 youth video dialogue off with a bang - focus did you know that thriving carbon negative community economies are already possible? - Bangladesh is the world leader in this. Energy videos of yunus 10000 appear near top of our web page- full table of 18 most urgent conversation starters is lower down   


    old - in hunt for 1 billion jobs that could be occupying youth by now


    20 years of developing the first solar-energy-a-billion model starts here

    Fall 2014's good news

    Our end plastic world citizen lead connector Clara Salina out of Chile has been invited to speak at TEDx on the beach - Tulum Mexico; web recommended by Salina  ; news from UK practice web on valuing led lighting  ... rsvp 

    earlier good news grameengreen - summer 2014  spring 2014  ...

     Goal of Norman Macrae "Global village" webs: to find world's most job creating peer to peer instructors (khan academy style: health ) in practice areas vital to future of millennials -in this web's case green foundation ning - associated webs;  blogs youthcreativelab



   "Remembering (my dad) The Economist's  Unacknowledged Giant - can you help host 4th global village Remembrance Party?"

    .. just realized 40 years of work-and-search converges on 2013's most exciting challenge- help edit 12 minute online training modules millions of youth urgently need to interact. My father edited pro-youth economics at The Economist; he taught me green energy is most value multiplying entrepreneurial revolution of them all. History shows new energy advances human lot more than all but one other app (provided that energy doesn't drown the planet in waste) .Love to hear who's 12 minute training modules you'd like millions of youth to action network -my maps include: founder of energy prize network - she has the resources and most connected family with my dad's work; muhammad yunus proof that you can get on moore's law installing solar in villages with no electricity - one million up and doubling every 18 months. Now looking for who would be most collaborative out of japan and china on this map...



    Which will be the first global market in the knowledge networking economy?

    Our net generation is leaving it late to decide. My father's 40 years of work at The Economist projected the last decade of the first quarter of the 21st C as the most exciting time to be alive. Our investment systems would determine the future productivity and sustainability of every human being or quite the opposite. By 1976 father's survey of Entrepreneurial Revolution explained why every type of 20th organisation would need redesign to empower human productivity; he and peter drucker worked hardest on clarifying the post-industrial revolution, They defined the knowledge networking economy as one where all markets were multi-win. By 1983, he was writing a book mapping the 3 billion jobs that the net generation could co-create with a million times more collaboration technology than available in 1960's moon race decade and by investing in co-producing the most human of millennium goals. 

    GrameenGreen is where we aim to open source notes from entrepreneurial revolution network diaries from 1976 on all things green and beautiful including solar energy, race to zero carbon world, ending of externalising pollution across a neighbours borders or to an outsourced place where society knows less of the risks, abundance of healthy nutritious foods, whole truth of partnering nature's evolutionary rules ....  & catalogue whose linking in to co-creation of 1 billion green jobs


  - this tableau links main ashden prize winners up to march 2012; the right hand column makes some comparisons with other sources 





    1PanAfrica  Toughstuff InternationalRural Energy Foundation, Sub-Saharan Africa    
    GRID1biogasstovesSolarpv &stwaterpwindotherbeyond ashden 
    ChinaShaanxi Mothers,Daxu,REDP, China    

    US energy inno portal

    solar nexus .. ( B corp) ., -Africase

    MIT largest student energy competition



    Brazil       Imazon
    UK  Solarcentury, London, Good Energy, Wiltshire, Kirklees Council, Huddersfield, Willis Renewable Energy Systems, Belfast, UKCarbon Descent, London, UK Ecotricity, Stroud, UKALIEnergy, Argyll, UKRDST, Edinburgh,Cwmni Gwynt Teg, mid-Wales, UKMidlands Wood Fuel, CC:Suffolk Devon ,Notts ,Wood Energy Tiverton,Barnsley MB,BioRegional London, UKTV Bioenergy, Berks,Rural Energy Rutland,   
    Bangla  Grameen Shakti,Shidhulai Swanirvar SangsthaRahimafrooz Renewable Energy,PSL,    
    IndiaBIOTECH,SKG Sangha,ARTI, VK-NARDEP,Prakratik Soc,TIDE, Nishant Bioenergy,D.light Design, IndiaAryavart Gramin Bank, IndiaSELCONEST, IndiaAurore, IndiaBarefoot College,MPGVM,WBREDA, GERES,IDEI, India AbellonHusk Power.Saran,ARTI, teri light a billion  renewable project list
    Sri Lanka  SEEDS, Sri Lanka    
    Pakistan Escorts Foundation,     
    NepalBiogas Partnership, l      
    Laos  Sunlabob Renewable Energies    
    Philippines   AID Foundation, Philippines   
    Cambodia GERES,     
    Honduras TWP/AHDESA,Enersol, Honduras    
    Guatemala HELPS Intl,     
    Nicaragua Prolena,TECNOSOL, NicaraguaECAMI, Nicaragua    
    Mexico GIRA,     
    Peru  Engineers without Borders Madrid, Peru    
    Ethiopia4 Gaia Assoc,Solar Energy Foundation, Ethiopia    
    Kenya4Sky Link ,RETAP,Solar Cookers International, Kenya    
    Ghana Toyola Energy,Deng Ltd, Ghana    solarlite worth watching?
    Nigeria CEHEEN,KXN, Nigeria    
    Tanzania4 Kisangani ,Zara Solar, TanzaniaTanzania AHEAD, Tanzania  Mwanza Rural Housing 
    Uganda  Fruits of the Nile, Uganda  Kampala Jellitone , 
    Eritrea REC (formerly ERTC),     
    Zambia  WSC-ACCBNRM, Zambia    
    International Aprovecho SS, Aprovecho RC SA     

    Could your favorite global brand contribute to youth and sustainability goals in a comparable way? Check out whose partnering WholeFoods in helping develop communities all over the world (using the master table we index all global vilage sustainability networks with)


    Europe (15.9-1)
    China (10.2-3)FlaxBorageOil
    USA (14.6-2)
    Japan7 (4.2-3)
    Germany (3.0-5)
    Russia (2.8-6)
    TurkeyBay Leaf
    India (4.2-4)Cashews
    Sri LankaCoconut oil(BRAC)
    East TimorCoffee
    PhilippinesCoconut Oil
    Dominican Rcocoa
    El salvadorcoffee
    Costa Ricabanana
    Paraguaysugar cane
    Senegal2hibiscus juice
    Kenya4coffee(Jamii Bora)
    BurkinaFshea nuts (butter)
    Tanzania4chocolate (brac)
    PalestineOlive Oil



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    ......................................Extracts from 2012 search diary

    feb 22 aiming to survey green networks at MIT in boston

    feb 29 interviewing founder of ashden microenergy awards in london

    1 april party discussing overlap of dad's and japanese Embassy'sinterests in green.

    connection with valuechain work of usaid and student 1000 job brainstorms out of atlanta  

    GrameenGreen is where we aim to open source notes from entrepreneurial revolution network diaries from 1976 on all things green and beautiful including solar energy, race to zero carbon world, ending of externalising pollution across a neighbours borders or to an outsourced place where society knows less of the risks, abundance of healthy nutritious foods, whole truth of partnering nature's evolutionary rules instead of the inconvenient truth of an age where professions make the most money from advusing on lose-lose modeks rather than the multi-win models of the age connecting 7 billion beings the new millennium's death of distance economy. At the world's end , nature is context up and borderless, it will not be because we didnt have plenty of advance warnings from Eistein onwards if we fail to pass man's final examination and our species becomes the next dodo.


    On the jobs front, well over half a billion new green jobs could have been productively energising youth and sustainable communities by now -with at least another half a billion by 2020. Why are we currently on an exponential that is about one twentieth of what it needed to be from the perspective of youth economics?

    Green needed to be the new quality- what richer nations invested in but ever since the spreadsheet the quarterly numbers man has interpreted value as lowering cost and extracting . What could possibly be a less sustainable model than counting success as being the biggest side in an exchange taking more and more from every other side of an exchnage every quarter. 

    The truth is leading nations of the 21st C - let alone economic ones - will lead on green. They will be smart about such findings as these:

    any sector apart from carbon itself can make thriving profits by going progressively zero carbon but this may be a 20 year mission - case interface carpet manufacturing takes the whole supply chain towards 100% renewability

    serving solar mainly requires a grassroots community network organisation not the monster top-down ones that excavating oil needed -even quite simple community networking models involve franchises that needed initial testing for several years before everyone comes together in a multi-win whole. The beauty of micro is iteratively test small- once you have a replicable soution multiply big expecting moore's law type doublings to kick in. Grameen's solar energy model (like many other grameen franchises before it) took at lest 7 years to take off but now its doubling on a trajectory capable of sustaining half a million solar units installed by 2010, 1 million by end 2011, 2 million by end 2012 

     governments (including that of one of the most culturally green people we have met, namely the Japanese) havent represented the people when big finance has recommended nuclear and other markets where the risk compounds every year so the next generation will have to pay

    many aspects of green such as food nutrition have not been possible for societies or end consuers to check - so one has needed hi-trust delivery chians across the world whereas the numbers guys have mismeasured trust in an exponentally future shocking way - all of this was mathematically known in the late 1990s and reported in the unseen wealth genre (whose component constructs include inatgibles, multi-win models, trust, transparency and sustainability modelled as an expoenetail consequence of the integrity (or lack of) a system. Worse networks are systems**N which explains why the very phrase too big to fail is illogical ; the correct term should be too big to exist

    If you see a microgreen solution working in your community do report it on us if it may be a fisrt of kind. At this late junction, we cant aford any extremely economical ecological solution to be thought of as too small to be famous


    I first received an invitaion to visit Grameen in an email xmas day 2007.I was expecting to go and see a finacial service institution with a few smart mobile aps. When I got there I fell off my chair to discover that one bank for the poor was installing more solar units than the whole of usa. And that it had reahced a doubling expoential. And that this first green experience had become so visibly successful that village ladies were now asking what other green services could they invest in. Biogas cookers being the next joy. While having electricity's light for the first time has msart impacts, ending cooking with keroesene fumes iterally saves tens of thousands of premature deaths a year with a particular benefit for infants who spend the most time alongisde the mother of the house   


    Our books timeline for the net generation enjoying 2010s as youths most productive time started with 2 exponentially rising new jobs that need to be sustained in ever community: the peace dividend (1988-1995), the green dividend through the 1990s. If we had economically progressed those we would have been ready to use the web in wholly smarter and more patient ways than the dotcom and worldcom and enron and sub prime decade. 


    When dad and I first saw 500 students using an online network simultaneously in 1973, it occurred to us it might take half a generation before this greatest change converged to make even the printing press look small as a communications revolution and even the steam engibe look small as start of transport revolution. It was also a reason why father's 1976 survey on entrepreneurial revolution recommended we start redesigning and partnering every big type of 20th C organisation - none of which would be what would have evolved if somehow networked media had been innovated before broadcast media.




    Saturday, February 25, 2012

    just found history of rushlight award winners

    The following organisations were successful in the Rushlight Awards 2010, either winning an award or being commended and shorlisted for their entry (see Press Releases for the specific results):

    AFC Energy plc ( for their advanced alkaline fuel cell which, through their innovative fuel cell and stack design, together with a novel laser-based process for mass manufacture, makes it suitable for the technology to be linked with underground coal gasification so that it can be deployed on an industrial scale for the first time. (Winner) ( is a delivery auction website that matches demand for deliveries, from single items to large consignments, with spare capacity that is available. Transport providers bid on the consignment to be moved and the customer chooses the one they want. Organisations bidding for listings are using spare capacity on return journeys or part loads, thereby reducing the number of delivery trips on the roads. (Winner)

    Arvia Technology and Magnox North ( The nuclear energy industry produces quantities of highly radioactive oils and oily wastes that are so heavily contaminated that they are defined as orphan wastes with no suitable disposal route. The oils are emulsified with an organic surfactant and poured into a plastic tank over a non-porous, highly conducting, adsorbent, carbon-based material. The oils are separated by adsorbtion and then destroyed, together with the organic surfactant, by anodic oxidation and the radioactivity remains in the aqueous phase. (Winner)

    B9 Coal ( who are developing projects that combine coal gasification with alkaline fuel cells to produce utility scale low carbon electricity from the world's abundant coal reserves. The coal gasification process produces a syngas which is then cleaned up so that the CO2 is captured and the hydrogen fuels the integrated gasification fuel cell power station. (Commended)

    Baxi ( Ecogen is a micro-CHP unit that can generate 1KW of electricity and provide all the heating and hot water needs of a typical household. It is a wall-hung boiler that uses a Free Piston Stirling Engine and through intelligent controls it manages the flow temperature to match the property heat requirements. (Winner)

    Biomatrix Water Technology. ( Dynamic Media Active Island Reactor is an engineered floating island and underwater ecosystem that supports complex biological treatment processes within an attractive feature in the aquatic landscapeIt combines ecological engineering with biofilm and traditional treatment processes in an energy efficient and low cost manner. (Winner)

    Diverse Energy ( PowerCube is a low-cost power solution for mobile phone communication towers in remote third world locations, replacing diesel generators. An innovative ammonia cracker produces the hydrogen for the fuel cell with market leading efficiency and in a compact design, which only produces what is needed to produce the required power at any given time. (Winner)

    EarthEnergy ( for their HeatPlant ground source heat pump system capable of delivering high temperature hot water and heating in an easily replicable closed loop pump package suitable for large scale adoption in social housing. (Commended)

    Ecocamel( have developed their InJet multi-venturi system which combines many venturis in a shower head for the first time. This reduces the required water pressure to aerate the water and to deliver today's expected shower experience. This can be developed further for pressure washer and window cleaning applications. (Winner)

    EnerNOC ( for DemandSMART which is a comprehensive demand response system that give businesses the opportunity to earn money if they are willing to reduce non-essential energy usage during times of grid instability or peak demand. (Commended)

    Geothermal International ( for their innovative combined ground and air source closed loop energy piles, open loop wells and dry air coolers system at One New Change, next to St Paul's Cathedral. (Commended)

    Glosfume ( developed a ceramic filter which can remove 96% of all PM10 and PM2.5 from biomass wood-fired boilers. A number of micro porous tubes are vertically mounted within the filter housing. The exhaust gas is drawn through the wall of the tubes and the sub-micron particles collect on the outer wall and are collected at a preset time through a compressed air driven cleansing. (Winner)

    IMC ( have developed the Compod standalone mobile building designed to be a flexible solution to the treatment and processing of caterer's food waste at Imperial College into quality compost in a cost effective way. The food waste is macerated and dewatered before being blended with wood pellets and loaded into an In Vessel Composter. The payback is just 19 months for this facility which can be used in a variety of locations such as shopping centres, hospitals and stadia. (Winner)

    Intelligent Energy ( have integrated their proprietary Proton Exchange membrane fuel cell system into the London black cab in conjunction with an electric battery to produce a zero emission vehicle with a driving range of 250 miles, a top speed of 95 mph, rapid refuelling and no loss of passenger or luggage space. It could remove one third of the capital's particulate pollution and 2million tonnes of CO2 emissions. (Winner)

    InterfaceFLOR ( for their Zelfo Technology. Cellulose Optimization Resource Efficient technology has been developed to up-cycle cellulosic and ligno-cellulosic waste, without any chemical additives, to create Zelfo, a micro and nano-fibrillated fibre. Waste such as old paper, wood chips, waste cotton, flax and jute can be processed to produce Zelfo using techniques used for synthetic material production, dramatically reducing the amount of water and energy typically used in such processes. (Winner)

    Keld Energy( in association with the University of Manchester, have developed an advanced biomass CHP technology that addresses the problems of tar fouling, low process thermo-electric efficiencies and poor fuel flexibility in a scalable form from as small as 100KW up to many MW. It can be fed with a range of biomass fuels and process wastes. (Winner)

    Larfarge Readymix ( for Extensia which is a new concrete floor product that does not require steel to manage shrinkage, can be laid in thinner and larger slabs due to the extra flexural strength and reduced shrinkage and has low oxygen permeability and water porosity. (Commended)

    Luethi Enterprises ( Silent Wind Turbine, is a vertical axis Savonius type design with a clever mechanical speed regulator that enables it to operate in very high wind speeds, have a low start-up speed, is easy to install and maintain and is therefore ideal for remote locations. It is manufactured using large plastic barrels that are used globally for transporting a wide range of fluid materials, yet they are rarely reused and are resource intensive to recycle. (Winner)

    Minesto.( Deep Green is unique in its ability to extract cost-effectively electrical energy from slow water movements in tidal sites. This is achieved through the movement of a kite through the water which increases the flow velocity into the turbine tenfold. The kite moves on a spherical surface and has a wing span of 12m. The kite is tethered to the seabed and the generated electricity runs down the tether along the seabed. (Winner)

    ModCell ( for their prefabricated straw bale and hemp panel construction system. The innovative, offsite manufactured system ensures speedy installation for large scale, low carbon buildings. The performance of ModCell and BaleHaus, the domestic building equivalent, meet PassivHaus standards. (Commended)

    MWH ByProduct Ltd ( (formerly Biproduct Recoveryhave developed a system that takes cement kiln dust, which are fine-grained, highly alkaline materials from exhaust gases, and by-pass dust and recognises their significant levels of calcium oxide, sulphur and soluble potash. They are diverted from hazardous landfill and instead used as a direct substitute for virgin limestone by farmers to neutralise soil acidity. (Winner)

    Oxford Catalysts ( use microchannel Fischer-Tropsch and steam methane reforming reactors with a highly active catalyst to produce a high quality synthetic crude or gas-to-liquid product that can be handled through the existing industry infrastructure. Its cost effectiveness on a small scale opens up new markets, especially offshore, as a real alternative to flaring. (Winner)

    Pavegen ( for their flexible paving slab that generates electricity from the kinetic energy from footfall. Each step can generate 2W of energy for the duration of the step and involves just 5mm of movement. It can be linked to lighting or a battery for power storage. (Commended)

    Recolight ( developed two collection containers for low-energy light bulbs. Due to the small amount of mercury used in such lights, they are deemed hazardous waste. The Bulbstore Maxi is for outside use and the Bulbstore Mini, designed in partnership with the Open University, is for in-store application. Both are designed to minimise the risk of breakage. (Winner)

    Re Hydrogen ( for their revolutionary electrolyser which produces hydrogen 93% cheaper and 13% more efficiently than current systems. Innovations include the elimination of standard elements which are not part of the electrolysis reaction to reduce cost, materials and electrode configuration to avoid catalyst oxidation, and catalyst regeneration. (Commended)

    Roger Bullivant Ltd ( University of Nottingham ( The integration of System First, a pre-fabricated foundation and ground floor system that reduces installation time by 75% and concrete usage by 90%, with Thermafoundation, which extracts ground heat through piles and also stores heat interseasonally with the use of solar technologies, provides significant resource and energy usage reduction through this successful collaboration. (Winner)

    Severn Trent plc. ( Severn Trent is using 750 hectares of land which have been used to recycle sewage sludge for over 120 years, and due to elevated levels of heavy metals are unsuitable for food crops, to grow and harvest maize silage. This is stored and then fed into an anaerobic crop digester to produce biomethane, which is used to fuel a combined heat and power plant which supports the process and the adjoining sewage treatment works, serving the city of Nottingham. (Winner)

    Surface Power have developed a solar thermal product which decimates the time to install, halves the cost, outperforms on heat generated and lasts for twice as long when compared with the current legacy systems. (Commended)

    University of Nottingham ( developed a solar desalination system consisting of a concentrating solar collector which heats the seawater and a desalination core which incorporates the humidification and dehumidification chambers . The key innovation is the psychometric energy core cycle that consists of a multi-channel polymer membrane device which ensures high quality treated water. (Winner)

    VerdErg Renewable Energy ( use Bernoulli's venturi principles to convert large low head flows to higher head smaller flows to drive a conventional axial flow turbine which is the only underwater moving part in this marine energy technology. It is suitable for a range of different locations and conditions and is easily scalable. (Winner)

    Zeropex ( for Difgen, a micro-hydro generator that fits into the water distribution network and converts excess pressure into electricity. It acts as a pressure-reducing valve that provides either renewable energy under natural flow or recovered energy under pumped flow via a rotary lobe turbine linked to a generator. (Commended)

    The following organisations were successful in the Rushlight Awards 2009, either winning an award or being commended and shorlisted for their entry (see Press Releases for the specific results):

    Air Products plc ( Air Products' Series 100 hydrogen fuelling stations are fully integrated vehicle fuelling systems that are safe, flexible and easy to install and use. They resemble any other petrol or diesel pump, but offer the user flexibility of hydrogen supply: providing both delivered and onsite-generated hydrogen, with the latter capable of being generated from renewable energy or waste. (Winner)

    Aquamarine Power ( Oyster is the world's first grid-connected nearshore wave energy converter. It is a simple mechanical hinged flap connected to the seabed at around 10m depth. Each passing wave moves the flap, driving hydraulic pistons to deliver high pressure water via a pipeline to an onshore electrical turbine. (Winner)

    BiogenGreenfinch ( process food and other organic waste by means of anaerobic digestion and use it as a fuel to make renewable energy and a nutrient-rich fertiliser. The waste is broken down in sealed tanks by micro-organisms which produce a methane-rich biogas, suitable for a CHP plant. A typical plant generates between 1 and 2 MW of electricity, uses one third of the heat generated within the process and exports the remaining heat to community buildings. (Winner)

    Breathing Buildings Ltd (formerly E-Stack) ( for their natural ventilation system which brings fresh air into a room at high level in winter and mixes it with sufficient interior air prior to its reaching occupants, thereby halving heating bills. In summer, fresh air enters at low levels to cool occupants directly and on the hottest days night cooling is used to reduce the temperature further. (Winner)

    Brigade Electronics plc ( Brigade's revolutionary "ssh ssh" sound reversing alarms are softer on the ear than the more irritating shrill "beep beep" of conventional tonal alarms. The broad band frequency dissipates quickly so that the sound is contained in the danger area, thereby making them suitable for night time deliveries. (Winner)

    Bright Ideas Global ( The ecobutton is a unique power-saving device for computers developed to make it easy for users to activate the most efficient, economical standby mode available at any time their computer is to be left running idle. The ecobutton software ensures that both the computer and the monitor are set to operate in the most efficient sleep mode, typically drawing the same amount of power as when turned off. (Winner)

    BuilderScrap ( is an internet exchange for surplus building materials, where construction firms can exchange items with one another and pass on unwanted clean surplus materials to charities and other voluntary organisations, thereby assisting with landfill avoidance, Site Waste Management Plans and resource and cost management. (Winner)

    CIRIA ( The SDSPUR Learning Network develops and disseminates good practice on the sustainable management of assets and decommissioning wastes arising from nuclear sites. It focuses on three aspects: the management of low activity solid radioactive wastes, the management of solid non-radioactive wastes and the potential re-use of buildings, plant and equipment. (Winner)

    Daikin Airconditioning UK ( Daikin Altherma is a total domestic heating and hot water system based on air source heat pump technology. The product range has three distinct solutions: Split System with indoor and outdoor units which convert low grade heat to high grade heat; the Monobloc which has the pump and heat transfer all preassembled in one unit and the HT System which achieves up to 80 degrees C. (Winner)

    Doosan Babcock ( for their OxyCoal Firing demonstration at Renfrew, Scotland. The process separates air into oxygen and nitrogen and the resulting flue gas, comprising CO2 and water vapour, can be compressed to allow the CO2 to be captured, with only a small amount of inert gases being vented. (Winner)

    Evo Electric ( have developed an innovative plug-in hybrid electric powertrain concept for use in London black cabs and medium and heavy duty vehicles. The DuoDrive system offers one of the highest torque densities in the world at up to 15Nm/kg. (Commended)

    Fostech Ltd ( for Voluflow which improves the gravity separation of solids from liquids by generating horizontal, cross-flow patterns throughout all cross sections of the tank, replacing the upward flows that normally prevail and which are prone to recirculation, turbulence and flow rate sensitivity. The inlet converter smoothly interconnects a small, fixed, upright scroll-shaped baffle in the centre of the tank with a weir box and a scum board at the periphery. (Winner)

    Hydro International ( The Hydro Filterra Bioretention System is an enhanced biofiltration system that packages indigenous vegetation with engineered soils into a compact device that provides high levels of stormwater treatment in less than 1/10th the footprint of conventional biofilters. It uses natural mechanisms to remove harmful pollutants and can be newly or retro-fitted. (Winner)

    Indigo Pearl Marine ( is a joint venture between Energy Invest Group and Mowat Technical & Design Services. The Mer is like a water-wheel on its side but with adjusting blades. Standing 6m in diameter and 4m tall, or half those for shallow waters, it sits just below the water level and is suitable for river currents and tidal flows. (Commended)

    Nexeon ( has developed new anode technology for lithium-ion batteries that will improve the performance of consumer electronics, energy storage and electric vehicles. Nexeon have demonstrated that the poor lifetime associated with silicon in batteries can be overcome and so the ten times greater energy capacity that silicon can deliver compared with graphite anode technology can be exploited. (Winner)

    PassivSystems Ltd ( for their Adaptive Occupancy Control architecture that provides a display and an intelligent hub at the heart of the home which, through a mix of sensors, appliances and actuators automatically optimise energy usage. (Commended)

    Point of Sport ( A powder impression moulding process is used to take pulverised dirty mixed plastic waste materials and fuses them together through heat and expansion to create a skin which is then shaped into a portable shelter for sports use. These dugouts are offered free to sports clubs and schools and offer the opportunity of significant waste plastic diversion from landfill. (Winner)

    RockTron ( uses a traditional mining technology, ‘froth flotation', to wash and separate the components of fly ash from coal-fired power stations to produce carbon that can be recycled by the power station and alumino-silicates for the cement industry. (Winner)

    SA Vortex Ltd ( for their hand dryer which heats air without using electrical heating elements. It uses digital brushless technology to compress and spin air at high speed for rapid water evaporation. (Commended)

    Terra Vac UK ( is the first company in the UK to apply electric resistive heating (Six Phase Heating) to remediate chlorinated solvent contaminated land thoroughly and in-situ. In particular, the technology has been advanced to cope with varying geology. It involves the use of high-voltage electricity in the impacted soils and groundwater via electrode arrays. (Winner)

    TwentyNinety ( has developed Active Array, a low cost wireless technology which embeds into each photovoltaic module in an array, to create the first intelligent PV system. The technology communicates with a central control unit and user PC to enable a significant improvement in safety and PV energy performance. (Winner)

    University of Bath ( The team have developed a revolutionary new price charging system which will encourage energy companies to produce electricity locally using renewable sources. It represents the first economic charging system that not only reflects the distance that electricity must travel to reach consumers but also the level of congestion of the travelling paths. (Winner)

    University of Kent ( Under a Technology Strategy Board-funded project in collaboration with RWE npower, the University of Kent have developed a technology that is capable of tracking the type of coal being fired in a power plant and monitoring the flame stability in an online continuous manner. This enables power stations to generate electricity from a wider range of fossil fuels and biomass under optimum conditions. (Commended)

    The following organisations were successful in the Rushlight Awards 2008, either winning an award or being commended and shorlisted for their entry (see Press Releases for the specific results):

    Air Products plc (, Imperial College London ( Doosan Babcock Energy Ltd ( for their process which removes mercury, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides byproducts of the combustion phase during the compression phase of oxyfuel combustion and captures CO2 for coal-fired power plants. This provides a cheaper and more direct way of addressing these contaminants than the removal technologies for air-fired combustion. (Winner)

    Ampair ( for the Ampair 6000, a 5.5m diameter Class 1 wind turbine that is suitable for grid connection or battery charging with a rated power of 6KW. It is a horizontal axis 3-bladed wind turbine of downwind layout with passive yaw control and a direct drive permanent magnet alternator. It has cold weather protection, reduced noise output and is marine grade, allowing installation anywhere in the world. (Winner)

    AM Technology ( High value chemicals have traditionally been manufactured in batch reactors. AM Technology have developed a new chemical reactor which allows manufacturers to evaluate large scale processes at low throughputs and make process development simpler and cheaper. The agitated cell reactor has 10 stirred stages within a single module, obviating the need for inter stage pipes, uses loose agitator inserts, vibrates as whole and can be upturned to empty. The process cuts out significant waste coming from the chemical development phase for manufacturers. (Winner)

    Artemis Intelligent Power ( for their new hybrid vehicle technology, the Digital Displacement Hydraulic Hybrid. A retrofit of the system on a manual gearbox saloon produces a 50% reduction in fuel consumption on an urban cycle and is much cheaper than electric solutions. The combination of an ultra-efficient radial piston design, electronically controlled poppet valves and synchronized computer control avoids the typical high frequency whine of traditional hydraulics. The Judges said: "This entry incorporates fundamental advances in hydraulics with an innovative application in hybrid transmission. The potential of fuel savings of up to 50% in urban driving conditions means there is great scope for widespread applications." (Winner)

    Atmos Technologies (www. for their completely new method of producing photovoltaic power generating devices which can produce electricity at less than one tenth of the cost of existing silicon-based solar cells but at the same efficiency, without requiring a clean room or toxic ingredients. It is based on flame spraying or thermal deposition of semi-conductive transition metal oxides. Devices as large as 2 metres square can be made with this process. (Commended)

    Connaught Engineering ( for their HYBRID+ system, comprising an electric motor which is retrofitted to the vehicle drive line via a constantly variable transmission. During deceleration or braking, this motor performs like a dynamo and generates electricity which is then stored in supercapacitors which in turn can assist the vehicle engine when required, creating a fuel/ electric hybrid vehicle. The judges said: "Connaught Engineering has developed a means of hybridising existing vehicles, thereby achieving up to 25% improvements in fuel economy without the need for a heavy battery. Their hybridisation system is easily retrofitted to most existing vehicles and it therefore offers most car owners a relatively inexpensive way to reduce CO2 emissions." (Winner)

    Disenco plc ( for their HomePowerPlant, a small and highly efficient micro combined heat and power appliance for domestic and small commercial use. It is based on a kinematic Stirling engine design using helium as its working gas. It reduces energy costs and CO2 emissions and is expected to be available to the market from the end of 2009. (Winner)

    Envar Limited ( The GICOM composting tunnel can accurately control and maintain even composting temperatures throughout all of the feedstock. It can therefore guarantee that all of the composting material reaches the pasteurization stage required by EU regulations, even when meat-based catering is included, in one pass through. The tunnels have heated walls and floors from hot water pipes ensuring that there are no cold spots. (Winner)

    G&P Batteries Ltd ( G&P Batteries have developed and run a waste battery collection and recycling system ahead of the forthcoming EU Batteries Directive. In the UK, 90% of waste lead acid batteries are recycled, but only 3% of portable batteries are recycled. In order to divert batteries away from landfill, G&P batteries developed the BattBox, a compact and fully recyclable container designed to encourage battery recycling in the workplace which is collected from each location by G&P Batteries' own fleet of vehicles. The judges said: "We consider that their entry shows a whole systems approach to a practical issue. It is timely given the forthcoming Batteries Directive targets and as well as supplying a solution to a growing problem they have taken innovative approaches both operationally and in providing advice across handling, storage, transportation and recycling of batteries." (Winner)

    Industrial Noise & Vibration Centre (INVC) ( Quiet Fan Technology is an innovative centrifugal fan noise control technology which reduces tonal noise at source at a fraction of the cost of traditional techniques such as silencers and enclosures. It also requires no maintenance, lasts the lifetime of the fan and can be retrofitted with little downtime. The technology involves fan specific aerodynamic inserts that fit inside the original fan casing and which modify the flow inside the fan by up to 99%. (Winner)

    Intelligent Energy ( Intelligent Energy developed a 20KW hydrogen fuel cell power system and helped to integrate it into a light aircraft with Boeing to create the world's first manned fuel cell aircraft which enjoyed its maiden flight in February 2008. The power system fitted into the same envelope as the original engine and met all the performance standards of Boeing and the Spanish Civil Aviation Authority. (Winner)

    Mitsubishi Electric (www. for Ecodan, an air source heat pump which runs on a single-phase electrical circuit and which can regulate the energy consumption to ensure that it only consumes the exact energy needed to give a constant supply of hot water and heating. The result is a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 50% and 30% on costs. The judges commented on "the ease with which it can be installed, the diversity of residential dwellings it can be fitted to, cost recovery and the opportunity for reaching the mass market". (Winner)

    Mitsubishi Electric (www. for their Green Gateway Initiative which is a comprehensive 10-point plan to reduce CO2 emissions, especially in connection with the commercial use of their heating and cooling equipment. (Commended)

    Modec ( for their 98% recyclable, zero emission vehicle which can achieve a 100 mile range carrying up to 2 tonnes at up to 50mph on a single night's charge using their zebra or lithium ion batteries, a 400% performance improvement on conventional batteries. (Commended)

    Aymeric Girard at Napier University, Edinburgh ( for a software tool that optimizes clean energy technologies for the benefit of building designers. (Commended)

    Novacem Ltd ( for their new cement system which not only produces a significant reduction in CO2 emissions in production when compared with traditional cements, but also absorbs CO2 when hardening and so can lock CO2 into construction materials. The production of ~2 billion tonnes of cement every year is responsible for ~5% of global CO2 emissions. Novacem is developing the next generation of cement systems based on magnesium oxide. In contrast to standard cement, its production process causes minimal CO2 emissions. It hardens by absorbing CO2 and therefore offers the unique potential to lock atmospheric CO2 into construction materials. This means that for every tonne of standard cement replaced by Novacem cement, ~1 tonne of CO2 is captured and stored indefinitely, thus transforming the cement industry from a significant emitter to a significant absorber of CO2. The judges commented: "The potential impact of the Novacem technology is huge - providing an exciting opportunity to move an industry from being a significant climate change problem to being part of the solution." (Winner)

    OpenHydro ( for their Open-Centre Turbine has a single moving part installed directly on the seabed using a base design without the need for pinning, piling or drilling and deep enough to avoid any shipping hazard. The device then captures energy from tidal streams. Deployment can be completed within a single tidal cycle using their own specifically-designed Installer. The turbine features a horizontal axis rotor, with the rotor blades within an outer housing and having a large open centre, thereby minimizing both marine life risk and maintenance between overhauls. The Judges said: "An innovative approach to marine current turbine design that enhances performance, reduces maintenance, and results in lower adverse environmental impact. It can also be very rapidly deployed due to a novel installation arrangement which eliminates the need for sea-bed construction. The design has been successfully demonstrated at production scale and is on the point of being available for commercial use." (Winner)

    Orchid Environmental Ltd ( Orchid Environmental are behind the £13m demonstration centre at Huyton in Merseyside which was commissioned in April 2008. The facility diverts up to 80,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per annum away from landfill and creates a high quality refined biofuel and a range of recyclates. The light industrial style building is kept at negative pressure to manage odours which are then addressed by passing the vapours through a biofilter. (Winner)

    Polypipe Civils ( The Polystorm range of modular cells provide an effective method for storm water to be channeled to end up either permeating naturally into the surrounding soil as a soakaway solution or being attenuated and discharged into the existing drainage system in a controlled manner. With a 40 tonne compression strength, it has a number of uses and at the end of its 50 year life, it can be 100% recycled. It provides an attractive alternative to the above-ground solutions to storm water being driven by the Future Water Strategy. The judges said: "This stormwater management innovation can be a major contribution to allowing existing urban drainage networks to cope with extreme precipitation events, which are predicted to become more frequent as a result of climate change. It has been developed in a very nice modular design which can be easily adjusted for use in a range of scales and applications." (Winner)

    Polypipe Civils ( Storm-X4 utilises a four-stage, upward flow technology to remove common pollutants such as silt, debris, detergents, hydrocarbons and heavy metals from storm rainwater washing over heavily-trafficked areas. Once the storm water enters the inlet, it is forced into a vortex which removes particulates. As the chamber fills up, the water is forced up through the filter which removes further solids and the filter substrate removes any heavy metals and hydrocarbons by chemical separation. Then there is the oil retention stage before the water is allowed to be discharged to a soakaway, attenuation structure or drain run. (Winner)

    Pulse Tidal Ltd ( for their tidal power technology based on twin oscillating hydrofoils which, unlike many technologies addressing this source of energy, can be scaled up even in shallow water. By using two horizontal hydrofoils and controlling the angle of the foils, a single Pulse Stream Generator can interact with more than 5 times as much flow as a single rotary turbine, leading to a four-fold increase in unit capacity. The Judges said: "A highly innovative concept that could significantly extend the application of marine turbines by permitting their use in comparatively shallow waters but at large power levels. Initial laboratory tests have proven the viability of the approach which is now being extended to prototype stage." (Commended)

    PuriTech Ltd ( and ACWA Services Ltd ( for their NITREAT process which is a continuous ion exchange system for the removal of nitrates from drinking water. It replaces the fixed bed ion exchange process and enhances performance, reduces costs and minimizes waste. (Commended)

    Pursuit Dynamics plc ( for their PDX Ethanol Reactor Tower which increases yield and reduces the cost of processing ethanol through instant low temperature starch activation, minimizing enzyme use and accelerating fermentation times. The tower uses a powerful pressure shock wave induced by injecting supersonic steam to activate all the starch at a lower temperature than conventional cooking. It can be retrofitted onto existing facilities on a small footprint. The judges said: "It enables a fixed volume of bioethanol to be produced from a significantly reduced amount of land or feedstock. This is particularly important at a time when the world is looking for creative solutions that allow us to produce both food AND fuel. The technology can be retro-fitted to existing bioethanol plants - which is important when you note the huge number of such plants already operating in the US and Brazil and Europe rapidly following suit." (Winner)

    Pursuit Dynamics plc ( The PDX Wort Heater enables brewers to save up to 50% of their energy consumption during the wort boiling process, which itself accounts for about 60% of a brewer's total energy costs. It produces shorter cycle times, increased control over the stripping of wort volatiles and better mixing of adjuncts, lower steam consumption to remove volatiles, increased hydration and activation improving hop utilization and removes the need for dedicated external wort heater cleaning. (Winner)

    REFLATED Consortium ( The REFLATED process treats the waste liquid crystal display screens and recovers the maximum value from the panels, including the liquid crystal, indium metal and glass. The process can be integrated into existing waste processing facilities. As well as being a first as a whole, some of the individual processes are particularly novel, such as the removal of polymer films from the screens and the recovery and fraction of the liquid crystal. The judges said: "The REFLATED consortium have identified a process which forms a novel approach to the entire treatment of waste LCD screens. This is a clear technological advance allowing the treatment of a relatively new waste stream. It combines potentially significant environmental and economic benefits and we look forward to it making an impact soon." (Winner)

    Rural Generation Ltd ( Rural generation provided a solution to a milk processing and bakery operation which produced 500 m3 of wastewater weekly from their equipment cleaning. Rather than transfer the waste water by road tanker to local waste water treatment works, it is treated in a surface aerated tank, settled to allow the effluent to be drawn off the top and the rest used to irrigate a plantation of short rotation coppice using a little-and-often methodology through pipes which is automatically controlled. (Winner)

    Semplice Energy Ltd ( for their EcoSolutions which combine clean energy technologies in an optimal way for different types of business customers with vastly varying needs. (Commended)

    Shaw Water Engineering Ltd ( Shaw Water Engineering have developed a fully-automated system for the real-time detection of cryptosporidium in drinking water to replace the comparatively slow and manual laboratory-based approach used until now. The Crypto Tect platform includes a sub-micron filtration system, auto-focusing microscope system, use of on-line spore-specific dyes and image interpretation software. The judges said: "the integration of several technologies to reduce the lead time and improve the accuracy of detection of cryptosporidium in drinking water supplies is a significant advance, to assure water quality and allow for a more rapid response in the event of a cryptosporidium outbreak." (Winner)

    Structure Vision Ltd ( for their Nuplant, a software product that serves to optimize the way in which intermediate- level nuclear waste is removed, packed and stored. It is a 3D modeling software that allows the user to view a 3D image of the plant for waste handling or complete decommissioning purposes. Through a powerful packing/ optimization algorithm which assesses the size and shape of intermediate-level waste, "what if" scenarios are run on various packing methodologies which enable the engineer to choose the optimal decommissioning process. (Winner)

    Supacycle UK Ltd ( for their innovative new wheeled bin and collection vehicle system, designed for the sole purpose of collecting household recycling materials. The method enables the recyclates to remain segregated throughout the collection process, eradicating the costly co-mingled MRF sorting process. (Commended)

    TRAMPower ( for their CityClass Tram which is half the weight of traditional tram cars, uses off the shelf components and includes an innovative powered bogie where the 3 phase AC motor is body mounted and the power is transferred to the bogie by a modified HGV prop shaft and axle combination. (Commended)

    University of Edinburgh undergraduates: Jeffrey Steynor, Nicola Petrie, John Morrissey, David Connolly, Douglas Craig, Cheuk (Henry) Lo, Richard Crosfield Sagivela, Edward Bolam and Jose Garcia. As part of a Royal Academy of Engineering-sponsored interdisciplinary project, this team of undergraduate engineering students developed the Estimator, a unique software tool for rapid appraisal of small hydro developments. It enables the complex range of possible combinations of components that make up small hydro schemes to be optimized on the basis of cost and productive capability, thereby facilitating the selection of promising schemes for further, more detailed design. (Winner)

    Watermark Global plc ( for their acid main drainage waste water treatment. Acid Main Drainage is the toxic water left in the voids after underground gold mining which is rich in sulphuric acid and metals. The process treats the water so that it reaches potable standards in an area where drinking water is scarce. (Commended)

    Willis Renewable Energy Systems ( for their Solasyphon which is used to retrofit a solar thermal system into an existing hot water cylinder. The device uses a thermo-symphonic effect to provide hot water at usable temperatures within a short period of the sun striking the solar panels. This system avoids the installation of a twin coil cylinder which is normal in new solar thermal systems, thereby reducing the cost of installations by up to 50%. The Judges said: "A simple but elegant means of connecting domestic solar thermal heating devices into existing hot water systems without needing expensive storage tank replacement. It has large potential in the dominant retro-fit market and could potentially reduce system installation costs by up to 50% and so extend the penetration of renewable heat into the domestic market." (Winner)

    Wind Technologies Ltd ( for their electrical generator system which can be used with all types of wind turbines. Their technology is based around their patented brushless doubly-fed induction generator, which replaces the more common slip-ring induction generator used in over 90% of wind power applications currently but which also are the source of a significant proportion of turbine down time. (Commended)

    WISER Recycling Ltd ( for their closed loop lamp recycling process. By using an onsite crusher, the TubeEater, to reduce volume, transport costs and emissions are minimized. The resulting cullet then is sold on for further lamp manufacture, rather than downgraded to aggregate usage which has been the norm. (Commended)

    Zander Corporation ( Zander is an axonic lake sediment which has a high cation exchange capacity. It can therefore capture permanently heavy metals such as lead and cadmium and PCBs and PAHs from liquids such as hydrocarbons and aqueous salt solutions . After 2 years of use, the Zander can be dried to one-tenth of its volume and incinerated to reclaim the metals. (Winner)

    The following organisations were successful in the Rushlight Awards 2007, either winning an award or being commended and shortlisted for their entry (see 2007 Rushlight Awards for the category results):

    Alpheco for their combined heat and composting solution to food and other biodegradable waste, including sewage sludge cake. The process takes the biowaste and the temperature reaches more than 60C through heat pump technology in the Aergestors which are then loaded as roll on roll off truck bodies for direct compost delivery. The Aergestors can be easily scaled up and are suitable for any location to meet local heating and waste needs. (Commended)

    Axon Automotive for their carbon fibre chassis technology which reduces the weight of cars significantly and creates a low aerodynamic drag, thereby improving fuel efficency. Unlike previous carbon fibre in sheets, Axon can produce beams with the added strength and usefulness in an automotive environment, including a 60% weight reduction. (Winner)

    The Bobber Company for the Manchester Bobber, a wave device designed to operate in depths of water from 20m to 60m and consisting of an array of 25 floats sensitive to wave motion with each float connected to a 500KW autonomous power take-off drive train housed on the top of either a fixed bed or floating platform. (Winner)

    Bracknell Forest Borough Council for their arrangement with Bohringer Ingelheim where industrial grey water is being used for irrigation in Bracknell Town Centre. (Winner)

    Connaught Engineering for their HYBRID+ system, comprising an electric motor which is retrofitted to the vehicle drive line via a constantly variable transmission. During deceleration or braking, this motor performs like a dynamo and generates electricity which is then stored in supercapacitors which in turn can assist the vehicle engine when required, creating a fuel/ electric hybrid vehicle. (Winner)

    Ceres Power and Centrica for their wall-mountable integrated fuel cell microCHP unit which can provide heating, hot water and electricity in a domestic setting. Using the same water, electricity and gas connections as normal boilers, these new systems can replace conventional boilers and offer 20% reduction on running costs, significant carbon emission reductions and a 5 year payback at current prices. (Winner)

    C-Tech Innovation for their WEEE management analytical tool that allows an economic assessment via the waste hierarchy approach of end of life options for electrical and electronic items (from a cost perspective) to be made. (Winner)

    Dulas for their solar-powered fridges for children vaccines and blood in the third world. (Specially commended)

    Environmental Power International for their biomass system that converts organic matter into high energy gas, a carbon rich char and a distillate oil through a heated, pressured, anaerobic process. (Winner)

    Envirotreat Ltd for their stabilization technology E-Clay, which can be used in the remediation of land and marine environments. (Winner)

    G24 Innovations for their commercial grade Dye Sensitised Thin Film solar cells, which contain no silicon and are capable of producing electricity in low light. When combined with the proprietary roll-to-roll manufacturing process that they have developed which can accommodate large volume production, this translates into a viable and affordable technology worldwide. (Winner)

    Geothermal International for their ground source heat pump solutions in a variety of bespoke locations and situations. (Winner)

    Greenbank Group UK for their pulverized fuel diffuser, the H-VARB. This is a fluidic mixer in a geometric shape which breaks particle ropes and so enables there to be an even mix of material and air, thereby minimizing both carbon-in-ash and nitrous oxide emissions. (Winner)

    Intelligent Energy for their Emissions Neutral Vehicle (ENV) Fuel Cell motorbike, the world's first hydrogen fuel cell motorbike which is based around their advanced fuel cell systems and produces only pure water at the tail pipe. (Commended)

    KIV (Energia Ltd) for their incorporation of a flue gas scrubbing system on to an energy from waste plant. Finely ground sodium bicarbonate powder is blown into the flue gases upstream of the filter where the acid gases, furans and dioxins are absorbed by mixing in some activated carbon powder. The back pressure is computer monitored for automatic clean down with compressed air. (Winner)

    Lysanda for their Eco-Log on-board device that gathers performance and emission data from a moving vehicle and then transmits that data back to a fleet management centre. (Commended)

    Naturalwatt for their Microgrid system, a microgeneration and storage system which optimizes the performance of conventional microgeneration equipment to produce a "domestic power station" of renewable energy. The system allows both import and export of energy, together with generation and usage data. (Commended)

    Norfolk Solar for their Broadsol scheme which provides professionally designed solar hot water systems at lower than current market prices to consumers for self-installation, together with the necessary training. (Commended)

    Northern Gas Networks/ United Utilities for their reliable means of recycling spoil from road works into a consistent and commercially-viable material called cement-bound excavated material version 3 (CBEM3) which is used to backfill road works trenches and is being tested with the aim of becoming the first recycled product to be approved for use under the New Roads and Street Works Act. (Winner)

    Ocean Energy for their OE Buoy Intermediate Scale Device which is currently being tested at the Galway Bay Test Site, near Spiddal. It is a wave device with a Wells turbine and generator and incorporating an oscillating water column duct which responds to subsurface pressure due to wave motion. The wave energy capture is high in normal conditions and is limited in storm conditions which ensures safe operation. The whole power take-off system has one moving part and sits above the waterline. (Winner)

    Quietrevolution for their high-performance, triple helix vertical axis wind turbine, capable of effective operation in a turbulent urban setting with a 30% improved efficiency over "propeller style" turbines and with significant noise reduction. (Winner)

    Solarcentury for their C21e solar electric roof tile which replaces four conventional roof tiles and is fixed directly to the roof battens. Installation is undertaken by a roofer with the leads passed into the roof space for an electrician to complete the wiring. The integrated thru-flow ventilation enhances the PV performance which achieves a 22% efficiency. (Winner)

    SoundDeadSteel.Com for Sonphonon, their steel or aluminium sheets which absorb noise and vibration. The process involves constrained layer damping and enables a 2mm aluminium plate to reduce vibration by 20db compared with standard products. (Winner)

    Synchropulse for their innovative electric motor which uses a quarter of the electricity of a conventional motor, can be manufactured more cheaply and offers variable speed control with the ensuing further energy savings, resulting in a one year payback on investment. (Winner)

    TEG Environmental Ltd for their silo cage composting process which copes with all organic waste. It involves a single pass through of waste, a modular design allowing for easy expansion, low odour, no forced aeration or agitation and the ability to process multiple waste streams. (Winner)

    Tellisford Mill for their run-of-river micro-hydro electric turbine and 55kW generator at a watermill in Somerset on the River Frome. (Winner)

    Thermomax for their Vacuum Tube Solar Thermal Collector which uses vacuum technology to ensure the most effective transfer of solar energy into heat. A row of evacuated glass tubes and a highly insulated water manifold provide perfect insulation from weather vagaries. The design is a simple click together or plug and play fixing and the configuration can deliver up to 30% more energy than a standard solar arrangement. (Commended)

    9:52 am est 

    reviews wanted of organic solar 100 times more
    Eight19 is developing a novel printed plastic solar cell rechnology based on organic semiconductor materials.

    Organic semiconductors originate from abundant and therefore potentially low cost materials. Their strong light absorption (100 times stronger than silicon), the tunability of the absorption spectrum by chemical synthesis and their deposition from solution under ambient condition resulting in an ultra-thin solar absorber makes them a highly promising materials class for large scale electrical solar power generation.The unique properties of organic semiconductors in contrast to inorganic semiconductors like silicon allow for the development of

    • Low cost
    • Highly flexible and
    • Low weight solar modules

    9:40 am est 

    Piloting common register for 1 billion green jobs
    In 1984 book of productivity of net generation, The Economist's Norman Macrae first mapped why we should target 1 bilion green jobs as part of 2010s being youths most productive decade

    volunteer alumni are piloting whether world's micro-up knowledge networks believe it is feasible to linkin to a common catalogue -our small steps at progress are chronicled - the types of coordinator we are contacting in this inquiry are shown below - welcome suggestions of whom else to contact dc hotline 1 301 881 1655

    1 sarah butler sloss (links to prince charles interests and bbc natures interests)

    2 coordinators of all mit student competitions and development projects

    3 japan-bangladesh at father's 2nd celebration meeting(japanese embassy dhaka)

    4 mackeys conscious capitalism and wholepllanet networks

    5 eu social solutions networks

    6 1000 youth jobs brainstorm competitions

    7 africa24 tv journalists linked into ibrahim approach to transparency

    8 conference connectors of the main microsummit of the year namely paris'

    9 usaid new value chain approach to market sectors with first program fully integrating this being feed the future (same type of movement as cannes b20)

    10 microleaders across africa including ingrid munro, peter ryan, taddy blecher

    7:51 am est 

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    The winners were judged by a panel of industry experts and announced in Nairobi, Kenya at the Lighting Africa Conference and Trade Fair. Lighting Africa is helping mobilize the private sector to provide modern, off-grid lighting – such as Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) - to more than 250 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. Twenty-four entrants were rigorously tested and judged in five categories: room lighting, task lighting, portable torch lighting, best value and top performance. No award was made in the portable torch lighting category. The winning manufacturer’s and products in the other categories are: ·         Barefoot Power’s ‘PowaPack’, which won in the room lighting category and also won for top performance·         Greenlight Planet’s ‘Sun King’, which won in the task lighting category and  took second in the best value category·         Barefoot Power’s ‘Firefly’, which won in the best value category for products that cost under $40 and came second in the task lighting category·         SunTransfer’s ‘SunTransfer2’, which took second place in the top performance category·         D. Light Design’s ‘Nova S200’, which took second place in the room lighting category Jean-Philippe Prosper, IFC’s Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, said, “The awards mark the beginning of a process that will help consumers identify quality lighting products more easily. The awards were designed to recognize off-grid lighting systems that achieve high performance, while remaining affordable for low- income earners in Sub Saharan Africa.”  Lighting Africa, a joint World Bank and IFC developmental initiative, will provide feedback to the five winners and all of the 24 finalists with detailed laboratory test results and user comments to help them refine their products and ready them for the African market. IFC is a member of the World Bank Group.      Lighting Africa was established to mobilize the global lighting industry to help entrepreneurs develop off-grid, non-fuel based lighting solutions for the millions of Africans who lack access to reliable light, and to reduce barriers that interfere with the private sector’s efforts to penetrate the market. Lighting Africa’s technical partners are the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy in Freiburg, Germany, the National Lighting Test Center in Beijing, China, and the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University in California. Comments and questions are welcome at:  For more information on the Lighting Africa program, go to:

    The Lighting Global Outstanding Product Awards 2012 winners will be announced in October 2012 in Dakar, Senegal at the 3rd International Off-grid Lighting Conference and Trade Fair, hosted by Lighting Africa and the Global Off-grid Lighting Alliance. Nominations for the awards are now open. 

    What is Lighting Global?
    Lighting Global is the new home for Lighting Africa’s global activities, which include Quality Assurance and the Product Awards.
    Winners from the 2010 Outstanding Product Awards competition receive their trophies

    The 2012 Awards follow the great success of theLighting Africa Outstanding Product Awards 2010. The winners of those awards are among the best products in the market.

    There has been continued innovation and progress in the market since then; the products that strike the best balance between quality, performance, features, usability, and affordability will be honored in Dakar.

    The 2012 Awards will recognize outstanding off-grid lighting products that are available for purchase in countries such as Kenya, Senegal, India, and beyond – a truly global scope.

    12:29 pm est 



    Help us prepare a climate conversation guide for all day yunus dilaogue june 29 with BBC climate broadcaster Paul Rose and iniitators of the youth ambassador 5000 network

    USA Filenote 1 Out of Seattle Grameen Shakti director April Allderdice has launched Its goal to connect quarter of a billion clean energy households obtaining carbon credits for them by aggregating records of partnering MFI who are given a mobile gadget to audit with. Early partners include FINCA Uganda and a Mongolian MFI. This way of making a market for is fascinating as April believes credits for other millennium goals could also be "micromarketed" by rings of the world's deepest microcredits. 

    USA FileNote 2 Out of Gaithersburg, about 15 miles nw of Washington DC , Neville Williams, author of chasing the sun, aficionado of solar energy since President Carter first championed and then forgot about it, and founder of various selco companies in India, now has a usa facing company. It seems to me to be the simplest of its kind but I don’t know where one finds trade association statistics It has nice sections on how solar works. my question: is there any point in contacting them - if so to ask what 

    USA Filenote 3 Nearly 5 months into the Obama Yes We Can administration, I suppose the pledge to create 5 million green jobs in USA is slowly emerging somewhere but I am not export enough to find out where. My understanding is that the formal representation of gshakti out of Grameen America which was being run by Amy Wilson no longer exists but I don’t know if Grameen America has any active team on Green Initiatives. 

    USA Filenote 4 One wonders what is going to happen next at Jeff Skolls film studio, producers of Inconvenient Truth. Anecdotal evidence of the citizen invitation (thousands trained to present dvds of the movie) is that folk got a bit fed up of presenting a movie that seemed to be about b95% about the problem and less than 5% linking in to solution. Conversely, Skoll has headhunted Larry Brilliant from ceo of (and former media ending smallpox and designing components or aravind eyecare franchise) to make movies on the big crises of our times. Larry has specifically said that global warming is one of the big 4 and recognizes that no large nation is at greater risk than Bangladesh to first meltdown.  

    USA Filenote 5The Princeton University microcredit club I think it is fair to say that Sam Daley-Harris as a Princeton resident, and I both like had as its speaker – I have an uneasy feeling this network is taking over a lead position that I would have preferred to see bangladeshi-driven 

    USAFilenote6 Clinton’s 45000 member facebook group May 19 were asked for their top 4 questions about a bold new Climate Initiative program — the Climate Positive Development Program, developed in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council aimed at reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to below zero, setting a groundbreaking standard for all cities to follow. My question- can america ever be serious about 5 million green jobs without community banking? 

    UK1The Yunus keynote talk at the ashdenawards network, founded by the elder daughter of the billionaire Sainsbury supermarket family inspired the audience and has resulted in the BBC broadcaster Paul Rose and his Norwegian colleague Nina Ness attending on June 29. Of course this follows on the prizes Dipal has previously won, the you tube style movie ashden made which we have replicated in yunus 10000 dvd and which is linked with Grameen Shakti's plans to create 100,000  green villager jobs in Bangladesh by 2012.

     Bangladesh Filenote Solar cell production has come to Bangladesh with a 15 partnering group that includes BRAC and Grameen. Bangladesh Idco consortium unites 15 partners in Bangladeshi-production of solar cells -Grameen Shakti, BRAC Foundation, Srizony Bangladesh, COAST Trust, TMSS, IDF, CMES, Upokulio Bidyuatayon O Mohila Unnayan Shamity (UBOMUS), Shubashati, BRIDGE, Padakshep Manabik Unnayan Kendra (PMUK), Palli Daridra Bimochan Foundation (PDBF), Hilful Fuzul Samaj Kalyan Sangstha, Mukti Cox's Bazar, and Rural Services Foundation (RSF).     

    Kenya Filenote: We can be sure that Ingrid Munro invites the best of all micro-green energy tracks as an integral attraction of Microcreditsummit Africa which is being hosted in kenyaMarch 2009. How can we help Sam Daley-Harris and her maximise that connecting platform for green, remembering that what happens in Kenya is of more than passing interest to President Obama, and Kenya also has Nobel's Green female laureate Wangari Maathai. 

    Australia/China Filenote  appears to be  going from strength to strength within its own segment with stewart craine –transparency note it has a small  $4000 social business loan from me


    more is a site edited by friends of Grameen. We host this in the belief that humanity’s number 1 click on the web for valuing solar energy should be the official site of Grameen Energy known locally in Bangladesh as Grameen Shakti

    The world entrepreneur hero of Grameen Shakti is Dipal Barua, one of the four founding employees of Grameen Bank with the equally entrepreneurial Mrs Begum, Professor Latifee of Grameen Trust and Dr Yunus - Microcredit and A*B*C of creating world without poverty. Every single employee serving Grameen’s aim to help the poorest of the poorimpresses us for their flows and mission . There are 25000+ of them – we haven't met them all yet, but wish to. Similarly there are at least another 100000 Bangladeshi grassroots intrapreneurs – and together they offer extraordinary insights into how 21st C developing nations can end poverty collaboratively, cleanly and by creating brilliant jobs for everyone- women, youth and men

     We have collected a lot of video interviews of work inside grameen which we will be editing in ways that demonstrate the reality of why any college student should consider interning with grameen or other outstanding Bangladeshi Social Business now if they wish to knowledge exchange with the most sustainable experiments on the planet. Perhaps you’ll find it cheeky but if there’s a CEO of a fortune 500 company who wants to do an internship, well pay the economy ticket and local hotel price. We think it would be the most exciting business trip. Our video film team accompanying you is optional – your Future Capitalism decision!

     If people have verifiable nominations of other number 1 education clicks for non carbon energy we will be happy to link them in a right hand margin – rsvp

    Coming soon: some of the stories we love discussing anywhere that people want to know about MICROworlds as well as clean energy, and why the race towards a carbon-negative planet is collaboratively possible if we openly network entrepreneurial minds and map microeconomics exponentials




  • Solar PV Program
  • Biogas Program
  • Organic Fertilizer
  • Improved Cooked Stoves Program (ICS)
  • Grameen Technology Centers (GTC)
  • Creating 100000 (One hundred thousands) Green Women Entrepreneurs
  • Wind Energy Program
  • Computer Education Center
  • Research & Development
  • Training & Capacity Development
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Internship Program
  • Grameen Friends invite contributions to YunusMentors services such as:

    • General Post - Your Q&A welcome
    • Trillion Dollar Auditing- Industry Social/Sustainability Responsibility Mapping for Energy & Other Trillion $ Global Markets
    • Chartering brands with unique organising purpose
    • www Collaboration Cafe -Dhaka London Paris New York -why not your city
    • The Network for exchanging action learnings with Dhaka
    • A debating space for Future Capitalism
    • Pilot Project- Youth10000 Good News Dialogue of 2009

    Washington DC Bureau tel 301 881 1655

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    Grameen Schneider Electric – a new social business joint venture
    • Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, and Grameen Shakti, a social business dedicated to provide access to energy in rural areas, announced the creation of the social business joint venture Grameen Schneider Electric.
    • Grameen Schneider Electric aims to provide access to electricity and develop associated services for disadvantaged people in Bangladesh.
    • The official signature for the creation of the company took place June 19, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the fringes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
    • Grameen Schneider Electric aims, by 2013, to equip nearly 200,000 households with home solar systems, based on the solutions already implemented by Schneider Electric in Senegal, Nigeria, India or Madagascar.
    • Subsequently, the company will build on Schneider Electric and Grameen Shakti teams to conceive innovative and adapted solutions for water pumping or renewable off-grid power generation.
    • In this initiative, Schneider Electric and Grameen Shakti is supported by the Schneider Electric Energy Access (SEEA) Fund, which aims to support the development of entrepreneurial initiatives around access to energy. SEEA is funded by Schneider Electric and its employees, as well as institutional investors.
    1:51 pm edt 

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

    I am in London today through Tuesday May 8 2 pm and could meet with Indy if it makes sense. I have the CEO of Nur Energie Sahara solar project with me. I am also back May 10/11 and May 14 the CEO is again in London.

    William Hague has put this project in the forefront as one being helped by UK diplomacy and David Cameron mentioned renewables futures as a new way forward in his Energy policy. Here is my article about the project for The Huffington Post:
    6:16 pm edt 

    Sunday, January 2, 2011

    a fine series on micro energy
    I have ideological problems with accion's funding itself out the poorest of mexico but its helped to produce a fine series on microenergy

    Energy Links Podcast Series

    The Energy Links Podcast, hosted by Paul Rippey, is brought to you by the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International and the Academy for Educational Development FIELD Project, with the generous assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Wallace Global Fund. Your comments and questions are welcome. Please send them to

    • Felistus Coutinho, Managing Director of Tujujenge Tanzania
      Felistas Coutinho is the Managing Director of Tujijenge Tanzania, an innovative microfinance institution that is providing loans for clean energy. In this podcast interview with host Paul Rippey, Felistus talks about all she has learned over the last decade of lending for clean energy. After some false starts, Felistus’ clients said, “Give us a vision, and we will find the means”, and so she learned how to give them clean energy, and they are indeed finding the means: demand is high. 
    • Potnis Nachiket, Executive Director of ARTI-Tanzania
      Six months after our first meeting, Potnis Nachiket, the Executive Director of the Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI-Tanzania), talks with host Paul Rippey about methane digesters. Paul was certainly convinced – he felt the heat from the flames on Potnis’s cooker. ARTI is promoting easy to build, long lasting digesters using household, school or restaurant wastes, which are much easier to build and run than digesters using manure. As always, the challenge with introducing clean energy is finance; the technologies are ready - now, where are the bankers?
    • Dipal Barua, Bright Green Energy Foundation
      Dipal Barua was the Founding Managing Director of Grameen Shakti and remains a leader in partnering with microfinance networks for the distribution of clean energy products. He was the recipient of the first Zayed Future Energy Prize, given in 2009, and has recently founded a new company, Bright Green Energy Foundation. In this podcast, he shares his ideas on how Bangladesh can become a "solar nation"!
    • Solar Lamp Entrepreneur Leonida Bironga and Western Kenya’s Lamp Owners
      This special Energy Links podcast features interviews recorded in the field, in Nyanza Province in Western Kenya, with savings group members who have purchased solar lamps. The lamps have been sold by one of the entrepreneur franchisees working for CARE to train savings groups - Leonida Bironga. Leonida confidently thinks she can sell a thousand lamps a month if she gets the supply, and that is about to happen. The future for village life looks much brighter all of a sudden in Western Kenya!  

    • Roey Rosenblith, co-founder of Village Energy in Uganda
      Roey Rosenblith, co-founder of Village Energy (Uganda) Ltd, talks with host Paul Rippey about his start-up solar lighting company, which seeks to add maximum local value by assembling products in country. Roel also shares about his recent experiences as a passenger on NorthWest Flight 253 on Christmas day, which barely escaped being blown up, and reads part of his blog post on that experience, which appeared on the Huffington Post.
    • Asif Dowla, Climate Change and Microfinance
      Asif Dowla talks with host Paul Rippey about the new paper, sponsored by Grameen Foundation and Oxfam USA, on Climate Change and Microfinance. Professor Dowla discusses how MFIs can “climate proof” their financial products, and of the importance of remittances and savings in a changing climate.

    • Jacob Moss and the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air
      In this 13th episode, Paul Rippey interviews Jacob Moss of the EPA, who has led the effort to create the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air. Jacob and Paul talk about stoves, including some breakthrough models that might change everything! Check out the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air and watch a video on clean cooking at

    • Nick Sowden of ToughStuff
      Nick Sowden of ToughStuff talks about their success selling solar lamps in Madagascar and other countries using existing distributors, and a business in a box model. He also talks and about, well, how tough their solar lamps are. But they still haven't put one in a blender... Get more information at

    • Patricio Boyd, Director for Rural Operations at Emprenda
      Patricio Boyd, the Director for Rural Operations at Emprenda in Argentina, talks about how their MFI has installed over 1000 home lighting systems, all driven by consumer demand, and of their plans to expand in the region. Our first podcast from Latin America!

    • Jay Thompson Interview
      In this special podcast, Paul Rippey interviews poet Jay Thompson, who discusses a poem by Robert Hass, the former Poet Laureate of the United States. The poems seems to have something to do with decentralized energy production in the developing world. Now, that was unexpected! Jay and Paul go on to discuss how poetry sometimes has a long term unanticipated impact on laws and attitudes. Give this one a listen...

    • Paul Breloff, Vice President for Business Development & Strategy, SKS Microfinance
      The ninth in the Energy Links series, this episode brings the perspective of Paul Breloff, Vice President in charge of Business Development and Strategy at SKS Microfinance, the largest MFI in India with over four million customers. SKS has been working with a supplier of solar lamps, and making loans to end-users. Listen in as Breloff talks about the opportunity, SKS's motivation, and some of the surprises they've found along the way.
    • Ibrahim Togola, Director, The Mali Folke Center
      This podcast features an interview with Ibrahim Togola. Director of the Mali Folke Center, Ibrahim has set up a for-profit company (Access) and a credit union (Nyetaa Finance) that work together to promote clean energy products.
    • Gaurav Gupta of the The Climate Project - India 
      The seventh episode in the Energy Links Podcast Series, this interview with Gaurav Gupta, Director of The Climate Project - India provides listeners with an inside perspective on climate change issues in India and efforts to address them. Gupta discusses his work supporting 120 civic leaders across the country as they promote the messages in Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and develop tailored approaches to addressing them. Listen today to hear Gupta's analysis of the new technologies promising to provide renewable energy on a scalable basis and the challenges to achieving this. 
    • The Microenergy Credits Team on Linking Microenergy Loans to Carbon Markets
      The next in the Energy Links Podcast Series, this episode give listeners a chance to hear from April Allderdice and James Dailey of Microenergy Credits as they discuss their efforts to bring renewable energy technologies to scale at the base of the pyramid. April and James walk listeners through their initiative to link microfinance loans to the growing carbon markets through a low-cost, web-based platform that dramatically reduces the cost of accessing these markets.
    • Patrick Avato on Lighting Africa
      In this episode of the Energy Links Podcast Series, host Paul Rippey speaks with Patrick Avato of the Lighting Africa Project at the World Bank. An expert in energy, experienced development practitioner, and prolific writer, Patrick offers listeners insight into this World Bank initiative to provide up to 250 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa with access to modern, off-grid lighting products by 2030. 
    • Richard and Joyce Stanley on Biomass Briquetting
      The fourth in the Energy Links Podcast Series, this episode includes an interview and audio from a field visit with Richard and Joyce Stanley of the Legacy Foundation as they discuss biomass birquetting with Paul Rippey. The Legacy Foundation works with associates worldwide to expand the use of biomass briquetting as a source of renewable energy. Listen in and visit their site to learn more about this growing technique.
    • John Beijuka on Microfinance, Energy, and Gender
      The third episode in the Energy Links Podcast Series is an interview with John Beijuka, a Ugandan consultant who oversaw a consumer acceptance test of solar lamps. He and host Paul Rippey talk about how solar lighting can become a gender issue!
    • The Voices behind Barefoot Power in Uganda
      The second in the Energy Links Podcast Series, this episode includes interviews with Harry Andrews of Barefoot Power and James Wire of Linux Solutions. As always, the Center for Financial Inclusion's Paul Rippey hosts the discussion which talks about the renewable energy products under production and distribution by Barefoot Power in Uganda as well as James' work supporting enhanced access to "light throughout the night" in rural Uganda.
    • Beth Rhyne on ACCION Energy Links
      The first in the Energy Links Podcast Series, this episode give listeners a chance to hear from Beth Rhyne, Managing Director of the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International as she discusses the motivation for the Energy Links Project. With support from USAID and the AED FIELD Program, ACCION is working in Uganda and other areas in East Africa to enhance access to appropriate and sustainable energy in rural areas. Beth is joined by Paul Rippy, Energy Links Project Manager as they explore the issues they have seen to date and the progress of an initial pilot that is putting affordable solar lamps in the hands of rural entrepreneurs and households.

    Energy & Microfinance with Harish Hande

    17:28 minutes (8 MB)

    In this FIELDcast, Harish Hande, Managing Director of the Solar Electric Company (SELCO) India discusses the growth of the company, challenges to expanding access to renewable energy in rural India and lessons learned through strategic partnerships with microfinance institutions. Harish has spent more than 10 years working with SELCO to provide India's rural poor with appropriate, affordable energy solutions.

    10:23 am est 

    Monday, January 11, 2010

    do you have anything I could specifcally circulate on various collaborations your own market-making could be progressed by; I feel you ve a huge model that every serious partner of global grameen could know of as redesigning market systems to be bottom up seems to me to be pivotal to all social business work

    if you have anything before tuesday night that would be great as I am visiting some of yunus paris partners including their central expert on social business funding structures from Tuesday night on for rest of week


    sofia and I were at the launch of global grameen berlin november; dr yunus has now assembled about 50 partners in sustainability including 10 corporation ; 10 universities; various ngos that want to turn part of themselves into social busienesses (SB); various other people in different places who he wants to prepare social business festivals; in particular the largest regional event - 2012 involves londoners in staging SB events at same time as london olympics

    yunus also has new book previewing march on how he is positioning global grameen (and his maps of global social business networks and each one’s big goal for 2010s) as number 1 brand in sustainability partnerships

    Other people I would particularly like to circulate your news to if you are not in direct contact are:


    1 sam daley harris whose microcreditsummit is in april and where jamii bora’s financing of ecovilages is one of the top 2 local field visits

    2 sofia and


    on london who connects more people who may ultimately shape Olympics festival and green than anyone else I can imagine


    3 back in grameen, is someone like dipal fully uptodate on you – our 1000 yunus bookclub readers and 10000 dvd users are always looking to understand how dipal will eventually start targeting replications beyond Bangladesh of what looks like the number 1 method of solar and integrated community zero-carbon energies in microcedit world



    --- On Mon, 11/1/10, April Allderdice

    Happy New Year from MicroEnergy Credits!

    Yurt image

    2009 was an exciting year for MEC and we look forward to making an even bigger impact on climate change and helping even more microentrepreneurs gain access to clean energy technology in 2010! 

    2009 Highlights

    • MEC is now working with 9 microfinance institutions globally who are lending for clean energy
    • MEC has helped enable 30,000 microfinance borrowers to access clean energy technologies including:
      • Solar lighting in India and Uganda
      • Efficient stoves in India, Mongolia and Honduras
      • Insulated yurt coverings in Mongolia
    • MEC launched Yurtcozy, our peer-to-peer climate change site (
      • Now individuals have a new way to help reduce climate change and reduce energy poverty!  People can offset their carbon footprints by purchasing a carbon credit at Yurtcozy which helps a microentrepreneur access a loan for clean energy.  By purchasing an offset, members of the Yurtcozy community can help a family in Mongolia buy a yurt insulation blanket, or a small business in India purchase a solar lighting system.
    3:34 am est 

    Thursday, September 17, 2009

    Sep 15 2009

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will provide Bangladesh with technical supports for expansion of renewable and clean energy as part of its initiative on creating green jobs worldwide. In this regard, according to the ILO sources here. 
    Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET), country's lone manpower training agency, and Grameen Shakti , a subsidiary of Grameen Bank, working for expanding renewable energy are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today.

    Under the MoU, skill development training will be imparted to solar energy technicians of the state-run technical training centres allover the country. The ILO will support the training. 
    The MoU is seen as a good example of public private partnership between the two agencies for promotion of renewable energy in Bangladesh, the sources said.
    Grameen Shakti has so far installed more than 225,000 Solar Home systems (SHs) connecting 12 to 15 thousand new solar SHs every month in cooperation with other 15 organisations. 
    This has created good demand for new skills and opened up new avenue for creating a huge umber of green jobs for Bangladesh where the green job initiative was launched last year.

    Cited from article :

    as 6 most passionate green people I know outside of bangladesh thought you might like this communal click

    Sep 15 2009

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will provide Bangladesh with technical supports for expansion of renewable and clean energy as part of its initiative on creating green jobs worldwide. In this regard, according to the ILO sources here. 
    Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET), country's lone manpower training agency, and Grameen Shakti, a subsidiary of Grameen Bank, working for expanding renewable energy are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today.

    Under the MoU, skill development training will be imparted to solar energy technicians of the state-run technical training centres allover the country. The ILO will support the training. 
    The MoU is seen as a good example of public private partnership between the two agencies for promotion of renewable energy in Bangladesh, the sources said.
    Grameen Shakti has so far installed more than 225,000 Solar Home systems (SHs) connecting 12 to 15 thousand new solar SHs every month in cooperation with other 15 organisations. 
    This has created good demand for new skills and opened up new avenue for creating a huge umber of green jobs for Bangladesh where the green job initiative was launched last year.

    Cited from article :

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will provide Bangladesh with technical supports for expansion of renewable and clean energy as part of its initiative on creating green jobs worldwide. In this regard, according to the ILO sources here. 
    Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (
    BMET), country's lone manpower training agency, and Grameen Shakti, a subsidiary of Grameen Bank, working for expanding renewable energy are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today. 
    Under the MoU, skill development training will be imparted to solar energy technicians of the state-run technical training centres allover the country. The ILO will support the training. 
    The MoU is seen as a good example of public private partnership between the two agencies for promotion of renewable energy in 
    Bangladesh, the sources said.
    Grameen Shakti has so far installed more than 225,000 Solar Home systems (SHs) connecting 12 to 15 thousand new solar SHs every month in cooperation with other 15 organisations. 
    This has created good demand for new skills and opened up new avenue for creating a huge number of green jobs for 
    Bangladesh where the green job initiative was launched last year. 

    Cited from article :


    also watching

    The British Foreign Commonwealth Office network in the United States recently launched 100 Voices, 100 Days in preparation for the climate change negotiations that will take place in CopenhagenDenmark, in December. Each day for 100 days leading to the Summit, the site will feature a 100 second video or 100-word essay by key UK contacts regarding their hopes for the negotiations. 

    The British Foreign Commonwealth Office network in the United States recently launched 100 Voices, 100 Days in preparation for the climate change negotiations that will take place in CopenhagenDenmark, in December. Each day for 100 days leading to the Summit, the site will feature a 100 second video or 100-word essay by key UK contacts regarding their hopes for the negotiations. 

    Please contact Carrie Annand if you would like to submit a video or essay.

    8:56 am edt 

    Sunday, July 12, 2009

    regarding yunus youth ambassadors 5000 and green

    green youth ambassadors  should be one of the big streams - where by a stream we mean groups of 10 we identify by 1 September  and involve in meaningful interactions that yunus wants progress; urgency enters into this as mostofa is returning to london from Dhaka soon and i am not sure we have made all the links and raised all the issues with dipal etc that we need to do  here are some of the lines of inquiry 

    1 mostofa, our 69th yunus birthday dialogue european team were unlucky that most of us didnt get a meet with dipal barua ceo of  (Grameen Energy) because of yunus' change of plans regarding grameen veolia launch day; at our 2008 yunus dvd 10000 meeting, dipal was pretty explicit in asking us to develop ways that grameen shakti could start being an export earner; I realise from discussions with amy wilson who represented grameen shakti in usa before it was closed down that he may have revised his plans back to focusing on accelerating progress inside Bangladesh but there remain lost of questions- and that's just from my amateur viewpoint- I am sure Paul Rose could add ideas of more streams - mostofa will you be able to check some of these questions out with dipal before you return to london at end of week after your 7 weeks at Grameen HQ? 

    2 I hear that ingrid munro's 2000 housing new town  Kaputei at jamii bora hasn’t yet worked out strong enough solar for everyone's needs- I believe that the solar per day is ok for some home owners but not for the premises that expected to operate certain types of business; I am wondering if there is either a knowledge exchange to be had directly between dipal's team and Ingrid’s or whether this is one of the topics we could get a segment of youth who intend to attend microcredit summit kenya involved with 

    3 i wanted to understand whether there could be a youth ambassador and British council climate champions overlap "The British Council's International Climate Champions program engages young people around the world as communicators who will help to influence and educate their peers and the general public on the urgency of climate change.The International Climate Champions initiative is part of a range of activities within the British Council designed to build understanding of and drive action on climate change.In 2008 the program launched in 13 countries (BrazilCanadaChinaFranceGermanyIndiaItalyJapanMexicoRussiaSouth Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States) and then grew to encompass more than 800 International Climate Champions in 29 countries.In 2009 there are plans to expand to 60 countries across the globe, recruiting over 1,300 young people who are passionate about and committed to taking action on climate change. These champions are not only leaders in their communities but are also participating in international peer networks, both in person and online, to share ideas, projects and experiences. " more at 

    4 Obviously london is one of the epicentres of interest with ashden awards , royal geographical society's young prize winners, other interests paul rose or british council or of peter ryan's may link through as well as sofia and others finding that the grameen shakti film on yunus 10000 dvd was one of those young people most want to connect around; how do we get forum momentum around this  

    5 connecting with Europe we were told by dr yunus  that environment was one of 2 areas that social business funds out of Europe’s would be prioritizing when these open in 2010 - I am not sure whether he implied the prince Albert fund in Monaco or another one would be first 

    6 peter burgess, alexis and collaboration cafe teams joined with paul in hosting a new york collaboration cafe ; usa interests at a citizen level remain both huge and I think frustrated- for example obama promised a 5 million green jobs program but I have no idea how to map back where it is starting up ; again having a large contingent of green youth ambassadors connected across usa could at least keep this search going 

    7 from visits to MIT thanks to encouragement from peter ryan, peter burgess and I discovered that typically Jan thorough April of each year reaches a peak in the mit entrepreneur competitions where green is always a very active segment; this is the largest and best organized youth entrepreneur competition I have seen anywhere; moreover with about 300 microloanfoundation bostonians and Mariah’s interests in open spacing large scale meetings in boston, we need a youth ambassador policy that maximises boston and green and entrepreneur competition connects; we also have various boston alumni among core yunus supporters including saskia and  Estelle

    8 over in Seattle we have founding co-member of grameen shakti on a goal of making a market of 250 million zero carbon households with her fantastic carbon offset partnership with microcredits model clarified  at

    9 the princeton microcredit club - arguably the 2nd best student club model in usa - is headed by someone whose main interest is micrioenergy

    10 one would asume that some of the thousands who facebook etc around thegreen children are interested in green

    11 one must assume that the potential intersection of yunus youth and clinton uni around green could be strong- bill clinton interacts with at least 45000 facebook club membership by asking for questions to his favourite of which he makes a you tube response - recent green example: USA Filenote6 Clinton’s 45000 member facebook group May 19 were asked for their top 4 questions about a bold new Climate Initiative program — the Climate Positive Development Program, developed in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council aimed at reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to below zero, setting a groundbreaking standard for all cities to follow.


    can people please comment on these and other possibilities in terms of what we need to do to embed this actively in youth ambassador 5000; and if there are questions to eg dipal what should we be finding out next

    more mapping content of microgreen is at

    5:43 pm edt 

    Sunday, September 28, 2008

    Hot talk fall 08

    1 Advance Microenterprsie field day 08


    Microfinance & Modern Energy: How Do We Get to Scale?  Description: Nearly 2 billion people still lack access to reliable energy around the globe. Despite an increasing number of promising examples of increased access to energy through microfinance and a plethora of new, more affordable technologies, very few have managed to scale. Join us for a discussion aimed at overcoming this challenge, clarifying the role microfinance can play in doing so and clarifying what, exactly, does scale mean here. This event will provide an opportunity to hear from leading practitioners working at the forefront of the sector. Ellen Morris of Arc will discuss the past, present and future of energy and microfinance. Amy Wilson of Grameen Shakti will take you inside one of the few examples on the planet of an energy and microfinance program that has achieved scale. Leslie Meek of the Citi Foundation and Phil LaRocco of E+Co will give you an investor’s perspective on the issue and Beth Rhyne of the ACCION Center for Financial Inclusion will ground the discussion in the context of global trends including climate change and energy technology. Participants will work together alongside these practitioners to recognize the opportunities in front of us and identify mechanisms through which they can be realized. Speakers:·         Ellen Morris, Arc·         Beth Rhyne, ACCION International·         Leslie Meek, Citi Foundation ·         Phil LaRocco, E+Co·         April Allderdice, MicroEnergy Credits·         Ashis Sahu, SELCO-India 


    on page 56 I believe obama said he'd cut carbon permissions by 80% by 2050 not 2015
    I would be delighted if it was 2015!

    transcript has since been removed - mail if you want copy
    1:04 pm edt 

    Thursday, September 25, 2008

    Clinton cites Green Jobs are cited as the biggest growth area in creating jobsSuzlon energy (led by Tulsi tanti ) is particularly noted for wind power initiatives in India and China
    1:15 am edt 

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    10 October 2008: On US Public Sector tv , George Soros says: For 25 years now we have been compounding a sub-optimal - and non-sustainable -globalisation. 
    Can we get over the "macro" arrogance that it was always extremely unlikely that we would compound a perfect globalisation the first time round?
    Can we co-create a stage empowering all sides to question possible errors and unite transparently around testing out more human futures?
    Let's see what 10000 youth can make of these 18 conversation starters
    Free Market of Ending Poverty: Our generation’s Do Now crossroads. Can we agree collaboration goals for choosing a globalisation map capable of uniting humanity and empowering community sustainability?What qualities would you design into a banking for and by people? One that includes everyone’s ability to make a lifetime difference? A simple  one that everyone can understand and where nobody is seeking to profit by compounding unknown risk onto othersAre you aware that thriving non-carbon economies are possible, and create lots of green jobs? Eg  How can peoples share confidence in solar energy sans frontieres? Do you enjoy access to peer networks that open source and action learn?

    What becomes possible when a bank is one of the planet's most inspiring organisations? Did you know that microcredit’s purpose of banks that end poverty was co-founded by a woman? What did she identify with the communal practice and DNA of microcredit from day 1?Can we explore how mobile brings extraordinary new solutions for the poorest and indeed anyone who wishes to renew job creation in the community?A generation of Bangladeshi’shave invested in a grassroots national strategy of innovating a service economy around sustainability and collaboration solutions. Agents of community to community worldwide trade wanted!www.grameentrust.orghelping 38 countries to design microcredit for the poorest –what learning patterns does microcredit’s co-founder Professor Latifee value mostGrameen’s welcoming approach to youth and everyone is :  learning by doing. Have you ever tried this opposite kind of educational experience?

    Social Business Entrepreneurial Revolution 1 (ER1). Bllionaires can compound so much more with endlessly recyclable social business dollar than one-off charity dollarSBER2: SB integrates  a goodwill multiplying governance system. This is what brand leadership needs to faciltate wherever people communally want to sustain truly purposeful organisationSBER3: Arguably health is the top priortity sector, after banking, for social business global partnerships in capitalism’s future.  Time for microhealthsummit?SBER4 : 100000 Bangladeshi’s are ready to share a generation’s microentrepreneur experience of SB. Youth networks urgently wantedGrounded Practice:  For 30 years now, SB models help micro-economists question when are the conventional wisdoms of globalisation and  of development policy actually conventional blundersMost Social Businesses serving "bottom billion" customers need to generate positive cashflow whilst offering a price at least ten times lower than consumer markets in big cities.. The New Creativity!Internetworker for the Poor – Don’t write off Dr Yunus as merely Banker for the Poor.Innovation networks know him as one of humanity’s great innovation gravities for ending digital dividesA safe assumption for the future is that youth will need to create the majority of jobs. Debate!Global Industry Sector Responsibility :  2008 has shown this to be the Opportunity and Threat to all our futures. Can you help anyone to hear about the no risk guarantee Dr Yunus offers leaders who seriously want to partner this quest

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    Oct08 video of month -green energy and green jobs galore
    Nov08 video: solutions celebrating end of digital divides
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    will health map out as biggest future 1 2capitalism partners of all? here are some emerging threads to connect, please tell us others - chris macrae washington dc bureau of tel 301 881 1655
  • clinton obama mccain and gordon brown have promised to refocus on millennial health goals, and by December we'll know whose network is in White House 09; obama has more specifically pledged to end malaria by 2015 and 29 Sept 08 saw Gates pull together Bill Gates UN MDG Speech Sept. 2008.doc< (51KB), Gates malaria release - FINAL.PDF (26KB), EMBARGOED 2008 MDG Malaria Summit Press Release 9.05pm (FOR USE 9.25.08).doc (245KB), Global Malaria Action Plan release.pdf (255KB),
  • by December: Yunus Pop Group TheGreenChildren's celebration humanity album "EMPOWER" should be out -proceeds go to eyecare hospital social business (aravind model)
  • BRAC has a great scaling up health conference in December
  • The NGO code of promises not to do anything that compounds medical braindrain out of rural is flourishing -look at ist signatories to see who truly cares for community empowered healthcare
  • Jan09 celebrating interns and Youth social actionsresolutions
    Help us choose from Yunus10000 dvd videos of month for swarming roundyear long: Year of Banking Dangerously- youth asks what kind of banks do we want in our community
    Expoentials Up Map #1 Grameen, Mirpur, Bangladesh

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    Costs Rica pledges to be carbon neutral by 2021 (corporate partners include Dole Bananas)

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    Project - Trillion Dollar Auditing which sustainability exponential forward for world's largest global markets?

    Until recently lawyers and other advisers of global corporations have advised there is no contest- if you are in the boardroom of a shareholder owned corporation, you must apply the macro rules of governance

    However compound consequences of this are now spreading doubt in many places

    Firstly, there is at least one global sector "banking" where both approaches have been tested worldwide, and the macro governed banks are now crashing through subprime and other compound coflicts whereas the microcredit banks that have stood the test of time have the safest repayment rates. Moreover this syetm difference is raising a popular question impacting rich as well as developing worlds - is the prime purpose of banks to invest in productivity and jobs, or in fuelling maximum consumption? Ultimately we all live in communities, which kind of bank do you to prefer to have all around the future of you and yours?

    Secondly, it is now beyond reasonable doubt that the energy companies that saw themselves as always mainly in the carbon energy industry have put humanity on an exponential downcurve. The only questions are how far down are we - indeed how far away are we from irreversible planetary and species damage? It is interesting that an economist of the stature of Lord Nicholas Stern has called the climate/energy crisis the greatest failng of free markets ever. If this is so, then monopoly governance by macro's rules are not always what free market was intended to mean by the orignaitors of this central logic of economics

    Thirdly, there is no doubt that microeconomists were much more respected 25 years ago - indeed animators of action learning what entrepreneurs do. This was before the spreadsheet made governing globally by numbers practical in such short periods as quarters or less. After 4 decades of being the most prolific leaders writer for The Ecoomist, my father's writings in te 1980s caled most macroeconimcs disgraceul political chicaery and forecast that if we were to integrate localities into an equtaible and sustaining globalsiation then a Nobel Laureate would need to imspire the worldwide to hunt out 30000+ replicable community rising projects geared to ending extreme poverty's trap.. 

    This book will look at both sides alternating in early chapters between macro's official doctrine, and micro now that at least 100000 intrapreneurs are practising this in Bangladesh's largest and most successful organsiational systes,. Ones that Bll Clinton has noted are the driver of this natins's recent good news in terms of compound grwoth





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    There are 4 future history endings to the 21st C. As my daughter is 9 year old: I find the first three of these compound futures utterly unacceptable and invite you to mail me at if you do too:

    Dinosaur: means the whole human species will be as dead as the dodo. Tell us who's "death of birth" story interests you most. I'm a fan of Chairman Ray Anderson, and this video. In it, he explains not only how all corporations -as key systems in  productive and demanding networks of human relationships - can help humanity prevent the "dinosaur ending" but also how those corporations who value human life will compound the most profits too. It's a myth that sustainability business investments don't do well by doing good. But what is required is consistent investment through time as all entreprenurial and economic systems are intended be, not exercises in how much can you reap or rape from the world every last quarter. All the true economists have mapped how healthy societies beget strong economies, NOT  vice versa.

    Shark: means that there will be a world of less than a billion people, most enslaved to the greediest and nastiest men. It is not for nothing that the Spectre villains in James Bond films kept pet sharks. Sharks sense how to make a human or financial killing at many miles - they literally are the best at smelling blood as well as having  blood-thirsty greeds. I am by no means claiming that most large organisational boardrooms are populated by sharks. But as a mathematician and investigator of Unseen Wealth research I am weary of hearing over 20 years of protests that we are ignorant of the system law : if  leadership only optimises how much money speculators take out from the last quarter's spreadsheet,  the organisation's  purpose will be full of holes than a pantomime dame's leaking bucket. Worse over time what you exclude from governing a system is what you compound the destruction of. That's why any boardroom who does not want to see its business case transparently audited for sustainability henceforth swims with the sharks or is blinded by butterflies.

    Butterflies tell the wrong stories about system or network models of how to map the whole before getting boxed into parts. Butterflies making system patterns sound complex or chaotic beyond human wit. Inconveniently, this gives the manager the perfect excuse to say that sytsem transformation cannot be succesful.  Their end consequence is also likely to end with less than a million beings living, but this time survivors wll all be back in the cave age.  As the world gets more interconnected, what we need to map is exactly how do get interconnected in each other's most vital compound risks or joys. We do need to prevent the next HIV from spreading virally beyond early cases especially if it is transmitted by contagious birds. Grassroots in frastructures needed little more than a primitive mobile telephone network around Tsunami coastlines to prevent deaths of thos who were 5 hours away from the wave even if those nearest the wave's origin could not have ben alerted. We need to reduce online degrees of separation to zero when the information to be passed through us humans is life critical in its flows. Conversely, there are many types of active learning that multiply value in use instead of gettin g consumed up the way in dustrial things always were. The two great untruths told by the butterfly brigade:

    1) that there is one primary way of thinking or doing systems- by definition systemic approaches interface and integrate around molecular subsystems; one simple consequence of this organsiationally is a lot more interdisciplinary flows are needed for the  service economy  organsiational system to wholly empower trust and other entrepreneurial energies

    2) that my life -or yours - will be impacted on the other side of the world by a butterfly flapping its wing. This ludicrous insult to logic should not however lead anyone to believe that we can lose all the world's rainforests and expect climate equilibrium to be sustained.

    Lion-Child - and I would delight in hearing of other identifications, since this is the truly important story of the four and merits every type of cross-cultural rendering you all can imagine - is about the collaboration characters we will need to flourish if 6+ billion humans are to thrive. Quite a simple thing to achieve if we are as truly curious as a child, as courageous as a lioness in protecting her young, and cherish the pride in community wellbeing as much as lions do.


    Ideas for 24 Goals for the 24 Days PowWow on will humanity invest in Sustainability in Time

    I gather that some goals gave already been decided. Numbers do not denote order:
    Activity Goals
    G1 Plant 24 intercity hubs around the world using Islington hub and espian plex tools as  strawman infrastructure for local adaptation
    G2 Demand that London's Mayor etc open up sufficient spaces in public building for 90 day summer debate of sustainability issues
    G3 Develop a map of all hubs and learning houses - ie to include the 24 homegrown ones, and others out there eg Brazil has at least two
    London has the house  
    G4 Get the 24 hubs to start editing their own crisis learning travel guide that Sofia is producing 2007 version of which incidentally will include a start up map of hubs; other contents in this include Harrison Owen Open Space for children; Gandhi family debriefings from the world's largest school and 1 million oneworld alumni; challenges of starting up CIDA's free university
    G5 How can we go beyond the learning guide to a meeting  format trialled by London and for replication in any city Learning500 (see mail of sat feb 3 addendum Sunita Gandhi)
    G6 invite 24 days participants to nominate 15 entries of book of the 200 most trusted collaboration entrepreneurs of 2008 , with particular foci on the 7 sustainability crises which become irreversible if they're not turning round by 2012 see pic attached
    G7 The top 4 outcome crises in the picture are a direct match with Larry Brilliant’s 4 main goals for progressing the work of - how do we establish b ridges with that - he states these goals at this video minute 14
    G8 How do we mobilise all new economists and sustainability investors around the empowerment development economics revolution Sir Nick Stern is leading which from May will be out of the London School of Economics- what London student networks already exist to interact positively with Sir Nick; how can we unite oxbridge and Indian alumni too (since eg Sir Nick's curricula is parallel to that Manmohan Singh has been pioneering since his Cambridge days in the 1950s and blends with the Entrepreneurial Revolution trilogy of my father). How do we ensure that the debate on how to spend 1% of economies to save 20% does not get greenwashed by all the old vested interests; the worst scenario being that the 1% is wholly wasted while an image of saving the climate lulls us into false security
    G9 How could we outline the definitive entrepreneurial, peace network (open systems , biomass) curricula that all new age universities and serve the world alumni need (eg blend this with the Sir Richard Branson entrepreneur school at Cida, the India alumni of city Montessori etc)    
    G10 How do we popularise the 4 end states of sustainability - eg Dinosaur (death of birth), Shark (1 million enslaved by a few James Bond Spectre Villains), Butterfly probably 1 million cavemen through  telling system stories the wrong way (I'll never be impacted by a butterfly's wing but could from nuclear wave or terror wave or birdflu or Greenland unhinging) , LionChild (or whatever is your identity) of 6+ billion people collaborating around a higher order system of sustainability which fairly integrates every locality into globalisation. How do we own the vocabulary so that these 4 identities become part of worldwide chat.
    G11 How do we identify journalist for humanity who care about at least one of the 7 above crises as reaching irreversibility by 2012 if we don’t fix them now
    G12 How do we start developing supporters clubs around collaboration entrepreneurs connecting eg all the best ideas that Yunus is using - - a British pop-spokesgroup for Grameen; the microcreditsummit as one of the top 10 world citizen meeting formats; the extension of microcredit as the perfect concept to clean up the banking market into other concepts designed to partner trillion dollar global markets until they stop externalising destruction of each market's deepest human purpose (see trillion dollar audit game - left an early copy with you, otherwise it will emerge at and is backed up by the earlier book Alan was writing with me)