VERGE

What happens when four massive technologies (energy, information, buildings, and transportation) collide? An unprecedented opportunity for business and sustainability? We call it VERGE. Check out VERGE news, insights, and events highlights below.

IBM's Dave Bartlett dishes on his efforts with the company's Smarter Planet campaign and why he is so optimistic about his work.

Here's how renewable fuels, drones and the EPA's SmartWay program are all paths to efficiency and lower costs.

Apple's VP of Environmental Initiatives hopes she has inspired home runs, starting with renewable energy.

Vehicles hold a wealth of data. How are app developers using this for a better -- and more efficient -- driving experience?

A growing number of cities are green-lighting trials of smart parking systems that combine sensors, wireless communications and mobile apps. Tests in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Reno, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., among other places, help drivers find available spots and could help cities optimize revenue.

The second-annual VERGE 25 Awards celebrates executives, entrepreneurs, policy makers, thought leaders and others whose organizations and visions are building markets for such things as smarter supply chains, connected vehicles, next-generation buildings and campuses, and smart energy systems.

For a full list of the nominees and more information about the awards, read the press release here.

The second-annual VERGE 25 Awards celebrates executives, entrepreneurs, policy makers, thought leaders and others whose organizations and visions are building markets for such things as smarter supply chains, connected vehicles, next-generation buildings and campuses, and smart energy systems.

GreenBiz Group's VERGE SF conference delved into how technology advancements in energy, buildings and transportation are creating smart, efficient cities and new business opportunities.

Entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators explored how to further accelerate this convergence through two full days of spirited presentations, discussion panels, forward-thinking ventures (such as the Hack City hackathon and a crowd-sourced pitch competition) and one-on-one interactions with fellow participants.

The convergence of nature and technology can allow humans to reassemble what was scattered by the Industrial Revolution, say experts.

There’s an epic struggle taking place between distributed energy resources and the centralized power grid.