NASA Launches Earth Science Challenges with OpenNEX Cloud Data

NASA is launching two challenges to give the public an opportunity to create innovative ways to use data from the agency’s Earth science satellites. The challenges will use the Open NASA Earth Exchange. OpenNEX is a data, supercomputing and knowledge platform where users can share modeling and analysis codes, scientific …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – The Tale of ‘Bitcoin Jesus’

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:   Someone Gets Fired at BNP Paribas Why Swiss Banks Can’t Be as Secretive in 2014 as 1934 How Stopping Boko Haram Means Curtailing Illicit Finance   Event Recap: Why Illicit Financial Flows are Europe’s Common Enemy   …

Nikos Avlonas of CSE Presented His New book on Practical Sustainability Strategies in Chicago

Nikos Avlonas of CSE Presented His New book on Practical Sustainability Strategies in Chicago Chicago, Febr. 13 – On Tuesday, February 11, Nikos Avlonas, President of the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), and George Nassos, Principal of George Nassos Associates, presented in Chicago  their new book entitled “Practical Sustainability Strategies: How …

Same Price, More Renewables. San Diego’s Fight for Community Choice – Episode 23 of Local Energy Rules

An Island Utility Hinders Incredibly Cost-Effective Solar Power Last week I shared a new podcast about the struggle for local energy in San Diego.  Residents of that city are trying to follow in the footsteps of Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power to gain local control over their energy …

Why Would Saudi Arabia Support the 9/11 Conspirators, Why Would the US Gov. Cover it Up? – Sen. Graham on Reality Asserts Itself

Former Senator Bob Graham, co-chair of the 2002 Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, believes that the Saudi government “had a high and what has thus far turned out to be credible expectation that their role” in 9/11 “would not be exposed” by the U.S. government. “Everything that the federal government …

Citizens Convention on Reinventing Government and Changing Politics

Centre for Civil Society     The Heart and Soul of Australia Voice | Representation | Social Infrastructure    Putting citizens at the centre of power …   Citizens Convention on Reinventing Government and Changing Politics Melbourne 5-6 August 2013   With        Ken Coghill, Tim Smith, Monash University Accountability Round Table        …

Placemaking News: Five Essential Elements of a Placemaking Campaign

  Forward Follow us Like us Five Essential Elements of a Placemaking Campaign If, as the saying goes, architecture is frozen music, then urban planning is composition, but Placemaking is improvisational street performance. It’s interactive, messy, inclusive, and you can never be quite sure what the result will be–but you …

Last Week from ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States: Why Master Limited Partnerships are a Lousy Policy for Solar, Wind, and Taxpayers

A thorough explanation of what’s in Minnesota’s new solar law (net metering, CLEAN/FIT, and more!) and why I think Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) would be a lousy idea for renewable energy. Sincerely, John Why Master Limited Partnerships are a Lousy Policy for Solar, Wind, and Taxpayers If you follow the renewable energy industry …

Money for the People: Grillo’s Populist Plan for Italy

Money for the People: Grillo’s Populist Plan for Italy   Ellen Brown http://WebofDebt.com/articles March 7, 2013 Default on the public debt, nationalization of the banks, and a citizen dividend could actually save the Italian economy.   Comedian Beppe Grillo was surprised himself when his Five Star Movement got 8.7 million …

New Book: 25 Examples of How Your Community Can Generate Local Energy

Dear Friend, Is it possible to “relocalize” energy? This is a critical question that must be addressed if we are to achieve true global resilience. In our brand new book (September 4, 2012), Power From the People, energy expert Greg Pahl decisively argues that the answer is YES. Power From …