Author: Susan Gladwin

Susan Gladwin leads the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program, which provides emerging cleantech companies powerful software and opportunities to help them develop solutions that address our most pressing environmental issues. In North America, Europe, Japan and Singapore, the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program offers $150,000 of Autodesk software for $50 to qualified cleantech innovators.

A quick survey of cleantech advances in Europe shows that it’s easier than ever for individuals and private households to live the cleantech lifestyle without sacrificing comfort or convenience. And while we may not think our individual decisions matter, we Read more…


In October 2011, the Japanese Cabinet—still reeling from the Fukushima reactor meltdown earlier that year—approved an energy white paper calling for reduced reliance on nuclear power and increased emphasis on renewables. A little over a year after the approval of Read more…


What do the cleantech companies ElectronVault, SEaB Energy, and BlackGold Biofuels all have in common? Female executives at or near the top of the food chain. Marissa Mayer, the recently appointed CEO of Yahoo, drew a lot of attention because Read more…


There’s a compelling and thought-provoking book making the rounds called Clean Tech Nation that should make its way to your must-read list this Fall. Authored by Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder, the thrust of the book is that the U.S.—long Read more…


Given the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the cleantech industry who are creating everything from micro hydroturbines to small, lightweight, three-wheeled electric cars, I’ve learned that bigger is not always better. Yet in the case Read more…


Most people would agree that developing clean, renewable sources of energy is an ecologically sound proposition. The images of pristine power derived from the sun are inherently beautiful. But what if that new wind turbine is constructed of components that Read more…


A famous, oft-repeated quote tells us to not just “see things as they are” but to “dream things that never were.” In fact, there’s probably a commencement speaker delivering some variation on that chestnut at this very moment. If ever Read more…


We’ve all seen majestic images of solar arrays: row after row of shimmering solar panels converting the sun’s rays into clean, renewable energy. While these fixed installations are undeniably impressive, one thing they’re not is mobile. No problem. Thanks to Read more…


According to the nonprofit organization Imagine H2O, the struggle for clean water is the challenge of our time. More than a billion people worldwide lack access to clean water, they point out, and even in the United States, pollution, scarcity, Read more…


How Waste = Food Imagine if we could create a super-efficient world where there was no waste… Actually, there’s no need to imagine it: nature is already ahead of us on this one. In nature, almost all “waste” from one Read more…


When you live with 5 million other people on a relatively small island, finding ways to live more sustainably isn’t so much a luxury as a necessity. That’s why Singapore—which has the third greatest population density of any sovereign state Read more…


Tick tock, tick tock… The ticking sound that our friends in Germany might be hearing is the countdown to 2022, the year in which the country has pledged to be completely nuclear free. Meanwhile, halfway across the globe, Japan is Read more…


Transportation has always presented significant design challenges. And no mode of transportation is more fraught with potential hurdles than the automobile. How can we improve fuel efficiency without affecting performance? Are there ways to reduce weight while maintaining strength and safety? Read more…

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