Energy Self-Reliant States: Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power?

I spoke yesterday at the Illinois Renewable Energy Fair in Oregon, IL, and the presentation will be posted shortly on ILSR.org. Being out in rural Illinois made me wonder, Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power?  A few thoughts shared on the blog… Keep your energy local! …

Energy Self-Reliant States: On the air talking solar ownership!

On the air talking solar ownership! Community solar gardens are now set to grow in Minnesota, but the PUC decision shows a few weeds that were planted in the original rules for solar adopted in 2013. And I’m on the air talking solar ownership with Arnie Arnesen on WNHN. If …

BETTER MARKETS: Financial Reform Newsletter

  Financial Reform Newsletter July 10, 2014 As the media reports that more Wall Street settlements are coming, Better Markets continues to fight for accountability on Wall Street and at the Justice Department, urging a federal court to require DOJ to tell the American people what JPMorgan Chase did in …

Electronic Bulls, Bears and Pigs: Predicting the Next “Flash Crash”

By Hazel Henderson Remember the old Wall Street adage, “Bulls make money; bears make money; pigs go broke!”? Today, not so much. Pigs often win, particularly those armed with computers and algorithms. Speed and complexity are the tools of those seeking alpha, hiring quants to create ever more complex derivatives …

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World Shortage of fresh water poses a much bigger threat to world food supply than the shortage of fossil fuels; cultivating salt-tolerant crops could solve both problems Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins Fresh water in short supply and salinization widespread People …

THE CROWD CAFE:Early-stage private capital markets are moving online. How about later-stage?

Crowdfunding news, research and resources  Don’t hesitate to get in touch! [email protected] Early-stage private capital markets are moving online. How about later-stage? May 08, 2014 11:00 am | Jonathan Sandlund |View Original Post|   Offerboard unveiled its online private placement platform at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier this week. Aiming to facilitate transactions …

Is the stock market rigged?

Is the stock market rigged? This is the hot-button question of the day. With all due respect, it’s a stupid question. It’s a stupid question for which the answer doesn’t even matter. But just for kicks, lets examine the question anyway. Let’s consider for a minute that the following scenario …

Final Invitation to the Launch of Hazel Henderson’s ‘Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age: From “Econonism” to Earth Systems Science’

The launch of Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age From “Economism” to Earth Systems Science with Hazel Henderson, author Leo Johnson Dr. Armen Papazian Rachel Armstrong and Tony Manwaring Richard Spencer 4.00pm Tuesday 11 February 2014 ICAEW Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place London, EC2R 6EA Registration: From 3:30pm …

FUTURIST UPDATE: Year’s Best Stories about the Future

Futurist Update, Year-End Special   This year THE FUTURIST featured the writing of inventor Ray Kurzweil, management futurist Paul Saffo, science fiction author Brenda Cooper, environmentalist and MacAuthur Fellow Lester Brown, nanotechnology pioneer K. Eric Drexler and roboticist and TED fellow Rodney Brooks, among many other of today’s most creative …

[MP-PC] Press Release on GFIS

We at ethical markets welcome the  GLOBAL futures INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM ,the  innovative, public interest global think tank now on mobile devices,   and are proud  of our role in its development  – Hazel Henderson, Editor “This is a fabulous tool to clarify the complexity of the world; you don’t have to …