We at The Future 500 believe absolutely in the idea that innovation, constant innovation, is a key element to the 21st Century. Those who embrace the chaos of innovation and the the order of disorder will succeed, some beyond their wildest dreams. Those who do not will be left behind. This goes for countries, companies, [...]
Archive for Tag "energy"
Tech planet Journal is project of The Future 500. The Future 500 works closely with Rich and Liz Muller on global warming issues and the best ways to address the challenge. The most pressing issue as Dr. Muller sees things is that China and India already eclipse the USA in carbon footprint and will only [...]
How are we going to deal with the ever increasing energy demands of a growing global population? As the developing world comes increasingly into the 21st Century, the demands of these people for a better way of life, what has been an energy intensive way of life, will only increase. This (if nothing changes) will [...]
Innovation is what will drive a cleaner more efficient society. It is the continued development of technology, IT, transport, and energy where the low hanging (in relative terms) “green” fruit is. So much emphasis is placed on a complete (and quick) revolution in energy and other parts of the economy. But revolutions often come at [...]
Potential energy game changers are popping up all over all over. This one looks particularly promising for a number of reasons. (From Phys.org) A materials scientist at Michigan Technological University has discovered a chemical reaction that not only eats up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, it also creates something useful. And, by the way, it [...]
This is a watershed moment potentialy. It’s not clear yet. It has been 34 years since the last OK was given for a new nuke plant. (From The LA Times) “Christopher Paine, a nuclear expert at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said the NRC had “abdicated its responsibility” and given up the power to force [...]
We Need an Internet of Energy. We’ve all heard of the “prosumer” -that is the individual who not only consumes goods and services but also creates goods and services or content. Typically the term is used to refer to those who produce online content i.e. in reference to someone who creates a blog or [...]
Wednesday GE announced a $100 million contest in China to fund innovative gas-energy projects. Click here for the story.
Change the Game: How a New Energy Alliance for Natural Gas and Digital Power Can Save the Environment and the Economy
Digital Energy is the energy freed up by information and communications technology. It isn’t just incremental energy efficiency – the kind most environmentalists and businesses think of. It is potentially transformative, as my colleague Tachi Kiuchi and I hint at in our book, What We Learned in the Rainforest — Business Lessons from Nature. Digital [...]
The good ole’ Prius. Toyota, instead of reinventing the wheel has made the logical next step. It will prove profitable. There is little doubt, even in the midst of a very slow economy, that Toyota will sell each and every one of these vehicles. The price is reasonable, $32K, and it builds on hybrid technology [...]