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Are We Really All Winners In The Sharing Economy?

The ECOreport published this delightful item, which asks: Are we really all winners in the sharing economy?

Written especially for the ECOreport by the folks at the ParcelHero Blog:

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe Uberfication of deliveries is hailed by many as a win for the consumer, but what will its impact be on the environment? It seems logical that sharing vehicles reduces the need for dedicated delivery trucks, a primary emitter in urban areas, but will these savings be off-set by increased demand and higher inner-city congestion?

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Energy Companies Should Disrupt Their Own Business

Jean-Luc Dormoy, IT expert and innovator, tells Energy Post’s Sonja van Renssen that Energy companies should disrupt their own business before others do it

Originally Published on Energy Post

By Sonja van Renssen

Energy companies can turn the threat of new rivals into an opportunity by taking charge of their own disruption, believes energy and IT entrepreneur Jean-Luc Dormoy. With a background in software, artificial intelligence and energy, Dormoy sets out a model for disruptive innovation inspired by the likes of Google and Uber in this exclusive interview with Energy Post. Dormoy: “IT is changing almost all industries. But IT on its own is not enough. The energy infrastructure also has to change.”

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How RWE’s Innovation Hub Looks To The Future

A glimpse into the innovation department of one of Europe’s biggest utilities. Dr Inken Braunschmidt talks about sharing economy, digitisation, big data, and mega-cities. How RWE’s Innovation Hub Looks To The Future.

Originally Published on Energy Post

By Sonja van Renssen

Energy companies know all too well that the business model which has served them well for 100 years is not working any longer. That’s why a company like RWE has created an “Innovation Hub”, with the goal not simply of looking into a crystal ball but of developing new, real, sellable products that will contribute “significantly” to RWE’s turnover in ten years time.

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