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A Framework for Securing the Industrial Internet of Things

The publication of the Industrial Internet Security Framework by the IIC is a vital early step towards creating security in the Industrial IoT. Strong security becomes increasingly crucial as more and more critical infrastructure becomes connected and remotely controllable.

How Enhanced Geothermal Compliments Timber & Carbon Farming

Traditional geothermal power requires a scarce combination: water in hot, permeable rock formations. Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) work in dry, impermeable formations, greatly expanding the number of potential sites. Generous investment tax credits, combined with carbon credits, make EGS a potentially financially viable, stable green power source, synergistic with projects such as timber and carbon farming which require power for groundwater irrigation pumping.

Environmental Markets – Part Three

A comparison of market-driven vs. regulatory vs. laissez-faire environmental policies—the benefits and costs of compliance, flexibility for companies, risks, and the current environmental market policy landscape. Environmental markets promise more efficient allocation of social costs and benefits compared to traditional regulatory policies. However, determining the best policy requires consideration of numerous dimensions of the various policy approaches.

Realizing Africa’s Potential – Part One

Africa possesses vital natural and human resources that the rest of the world will desperately need this century. Sadly, these resources are being decimated by autocratic regimes, corruption, and conflicts. Profits from natural resources are pilfered by despots and their supporters, rather than being reinvested in African countries’ infrastructure, education, and healthcare.

Environmental Markets – Part One

Supply chain leaders are in a position to lobby for or influence public policies. What policy is in their best interest when dealing with ‘tragedy of the commons’ issues, such as pollution or resource depletion? Is it better to maintain business as usual/laissez-faire, support regulation, or advocate for market-based solutions? Here we explore the tradeoffs.

Carbon-Offset LNG: Africa’s Transitional Fuel

Carbon-Offset LNG provides a transition fuel to help the world meet carbon emissions reduction goals, especially in the near-term. Africa has a combination of substantial natural gas reserves and opportunities for legitimate large-scale carbon-offset projects, such as massive afforestation efforts across the entire Sahel.

Direct Materials P2P—Part Two

In our research on direct materials Procure-to-Pay (P2P) processes, we saw tremendous variation between industries or types of companies regarding how they execute P2P. One major difference is the level of ‘relationship-intensity’ for P2P processes, i.e., how much person-to-person negotiation and dialog is required at each stage of P2P for each industry.

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