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Indonesia is a nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands that lies at the convergence of three major tectonic plates and is estimated to possess 40 percent of the world’s geothermal energy reserves, roughly 27,000 megawatts. This is the largest in the world, but up until 2011, Indonesia was only using 4 to 5 percent of its geothermal... Read More

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In a crowded room at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center last October, Bob Gradeck looked out from his podium and asked: “does anyone [here] really know what open data is?” The University of Pittsburgh-based project manager saw only a few hands raised. Most, hesitantly. “There’ll be a quiz later,” he deadpanned, before launching... Read More

As an Ash Center Summer Fellow in the Office of the Mayor in the City and County of Denver, on my morning walks to work I could observe construction cranes hanging overhead while homeless men and women slept on the streets below. During my fellowship, one of my primary responsibilities was to design a strategy framework detailing actions the... Read More