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The Future of Energy #5

As I said in my last blog, the future of energy is being reshaped and some amazing new technologies are emerging. I am sharing a few of these technologies because they are imaginative and inspiring. They show just how ingenious scientists and entrepreneurs can be when they unite for a common cause. I am no expert, so if you run across something else or have something to add, please let me know!

Carbon Emissions Kill Children

In case you need more reasons to act on climate change you can add this to your list: Carbon emissions kill children. I admit it sounds a bit audacious but research by Ian Roberts of the London School of Hygene and Tropical Disease shows its true!

The Future of Energy #4

As I said in my last blog, the future of energy is being reshaped and some amazing new technologies are emerging. I am sharing a few of these technologies because they are imaginative and inspiring. They show just how ingenious scientists and entrepreneurs can be when they unite for a common cause. I am no expert, so if you run across something else or have something to add, please comment!

The Future of Energy #3

As I said in my last blog, the future of energy is being reshaped and some amazing new technologies are emerging. I am sharing a few of these technologies because they are imaginative and inspiring. They show just how ingenious scientists and entrepreneurs can be when they unite for a common cause. I am no expert, so if you run across something else or have something to add, please comment!

3) Algae to Energy

10 Principles for a Black Swan-proof world

Nassim Talib recently revolutionized thinking about large-impact, hard-to-predict, and rare events beyond the realm of normal expectations, known as “Black Swans”.

The Future of Energy #2

As I said in my last blog, the future of energy is being reshaped and some amazing new technologies are emerging. I am sharing a few of these technologies because they are imaginative and inspiring. They show just how ingenious scientists and entrepreneurs can be when they unite for a common cause.

The Future of Energy #1

Energy is a basic human need but the way we currently produce and use it is environmentally unsustainable. Energy-related activities account for 80 % of total carbon emissions in the US and despite efficiency improvements global demand is increasing exponentially. No matter how many homes are insulated and low-carbon products developed, a sustainable future requires wholesale change in the way that we generate energy. 

A Missed Opportunity

I wrote last week about the opportunity for world leaders to merge the global environmental and economic agenda at the expanded G20 summit in London. I ended my blog optimistically by saying “This is an opportunity to advance the green agenda second only to Copenhagen and it means that this year, more than ever, environmentalists have a good reason to make their voices heard.”

The G20 isn’t all bad

For environmentalists, the G8 typically represents all that is bad in the world. A group of elite industrialized countries meet behind closed-doors to plot the path for unfettered economic development and ignore their far-reaching environmental consequences.

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