Economic development

Rethinking Government Capacity: Leveraging the Private Sector

Thu, 2014-10-30 14:40 -- SCC Staff
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Click for a video on the launch of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' (CSIS) Global Sustainability Series, investigating the role of the private sector in engaging with the U.S. government, host governments and NGOs to help address some of the world’s most complex global sustainable development issues.

Cashless Pioneer Mauro Joppert from Copacabana Beach, Brazil

Fri, 2014-08-22 06:00 -- SCC Staff
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Mauro Joppert is the owner of Coisa de Carioca, a food kiosk set in the beaches of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. His business was recently revamped as part of an urban revitalization project, which also allowed him to start accepting card payments. In this MasterCard video, he shares his "Cashless Pioneer" story (English subtitles).

Modernizing the Grid: How a Utility Cured an Ibuprofen Plant’s Biggest Headache

Mon, 2014-07-14 16:58 -- SCC Staff
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The Albemarle Ibuprofen plant is an anchor of the economy in the Orangeburg, South Carolina area. But power outages were providing the facility's biggest headache. Read how the local utility worked with Siemens to cure it.

Modernizing the Grid in Orangeburg, SC with Distribution Feeder Automation

Fri, 2014-06-27 06:00 -- SCC Staff
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Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities installed distribution feeder technology from Council Associate Partner Siemens to ensure a reliable power supply to an Ibuprofen plant, an anchor of the economy in the Orangeburg area. Click for a video on how the system is working.

How Smart Cities Will Transform Business

Fri, 2014-05-23 06:00 -- SCC Staff
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Tens of billions of devices and systems are connecting in the Internet of Things, bringing revolutionary changes to cities -- improving traffic flows, boosting building efficiency and maximizing water use, for example. Listen as Wim Elfrink of Cisco discusses what all of this means for business and sustainability.

From Old Grid to Smart Grid: The Economic Impact on Electricity Customers

Tue, 2014-03-18 13:29 -- SCC Staff
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In this video presentation, S&C Executive Chairman John Estey discusses the economic impact of power outages. He compares the economic impact of an outage that occurs on a "old grid" with that of an outage on a self-healing smart grid.

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