A New Point System Lets You Measure The Sustainability Impact Of Anything

EnergyPoints, a data mining startup, has developed a way to compare whether a wind farm or a desalination plant will do more good–using just one simple number.

There are any number of problems facing the world right now, and a limited amount of resources and time to handle them. Sometimes, you have to think about triage. But the scope of the problems can make that hard: What’s more important: creating clean energy or managing water scarcity. Those two issues are measured entirely differently, making it hard for non-experts to compare the two issues analytically.

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Source: Fastcompany.com