The buzz: “Imagine a world in which nothing gets thrown away. It’s about much more than just recycling” (Shane Ferro, 05/12/16). The circular economy is gaining traction and awareness, as evident in the recent announcement of a €24 billion EU Circular Economy Package.
The buzz: “The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast” (T. Edison). Lamplighters were made obsolete by the emergence of electricity. Utilities now face new disruption, with digitization impacting their aging workforce and how they work.
The buzz: “We believe that electricity exists, because the electric company keeps sending us bills for it, but we cannot figure out how it travels inside wires” (Dave Barry). Utilities are facing immense pressure to do more for less.