Accelerating sustainability solutions in an interconnected world. Highlights from VERGE 16 in Santa Clara along with ongoing coverage of VERGE topics.

Illinois is centralizing investments in technologies such as the Internet of things, while allowing cities to prioritize according to local needs. Texas may be next.
New advances in technology are sparking efforts to use virtual reality to help people gain a deeper appreciation of environmental challenges.
Could this be the holy-grail application for distributed grid resources?
First-time corporate energy buyers such as 3M and future-focused mobility moves by Toyota are just the tip of the news that made waves last year.
From self-driving Ubers to the battle brewing over the next Tesla, the mobility revolution is poised to come to a head this year.
Here are powerful tools of future change, identified by movers and shakers in tech and sustainability.