Posts Tagged ‘energy‘

IoT: Unleashing the Mother of all Infrastructures

On a January 26th Game Changers Radio show, a panel of Futurists (including Gray Scott and myself) will focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and its world changing implications. Here are some of my thoughts in advance of that discussion. I’ll start with a

Futurist Glen Hiemstra Keynotes the Annual Landmark Solutions Innovation Forum

In this keynote speech for Landmark Solutions, Glen Hiemstra, Founder of Futurist.com, discusses future challenges and opportunities. Landmark, a Halliburton business line, is the leading technology solutions provider of data and analytics, science, software, and services for the exploration and development of energy.

Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF

The IMF calls the revelation “shocking” and says the figure is an “extremely robust” estimate of the true cost of fossil fuels. The $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments. The vast sum is largely

Buy Energy From Your Friends

The future grid could be like an “energy Internet” where the traditional hierarchies are overturned. Instead of a hub-and-spoke system of utilities to consumers, power and associated services will be transacted between individuals. Seems like simpler, cheaper solutions are emerging from this sharing economy. It’s

51 Ways to Defeat Poverty

The study looks at innovations (actually there are 51) that don’t exist yet, but could be feasible through work by scientists, engineers, and designers, and with support from philanthropies, aid agencies, businesses, and others… Read more from Fast Co.Exist via Pocket

At least one major oil company turns its back on fossil fuels

Leggett, who plans to stands down as chairman of the highly successful Solarcentury renewable business he founded to focus on climate change campaigning, holds what he calls “friendly critic” sessions with the fossil fuel sector these days. The tone of the meetings has changed significantly

How to make solar cheaper than fossil fuels

emergentfutures: Scientists solve solar energy’s burning question: how to make it cheaper than fossil fuels In a fight between solar and fossil fuels, the latter has always had a killer question up its sleeve: “What about supercritical steam?” That’s the method by which the most advanced power stations

The Third Industrial Revolution An Interview with Author Jeremy Rifkin (by gh france)