The World Future Society transformation has begun: An autumn letter from WFS CEO Amy Zalman

    October 10, 2014 Dear Fellow Futurists,   I hope that your autumn has started happily.    Here at the World Future Society, we have been busy laying the groundwork for a multi-year transformation of our organization into the world’s premiere platform for nurturing and empowering futurists.    Today, I’m writing …

New “dual carbon” battery charges 20 times faster than Li-ion

This is probably going to be the best battery technology out there for wind and solar power, as well as for all-electric cars. It is a good illustration of the acceleration of technology to match acceleration of climate change/global warming. Now if only politics and finance would accelerate, we could …

How the world is failing at its climate goals, in one giant chart

How the world is failing at its climate goals, in one giant chart By Brad Plumer, Washington Post: November 5  Every time world leaders get together and talk about climate change, they tend to agree on one big thing: We shouldn’t let global average temperatures rise more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels. …

Green Futures: The Rise of Indoor Cropping

The Rise of Indoor Cropping   By Tess Riley  It’s commonly accepted that record food prices were one of the key triggers for the Arab Spring. This year in Zimbabwe, critical levels of crop failure put over two million people at risk of chronic malnutrition. Even a prosperous state like Singapore, …

New eceee paper highlights the real issue on energy and competitiveness

New eceee paper highlights the real issue on energy and competitiveness A discussion paper on competitiveness and energy efficiency published by eceee today argues that the EU debate wrongly focuses on high energy prices rather than looking at strategies for getting the costs down. The paper explores how energy efficiency …

New Report: Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Yield High Energy Savings

New Report: Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Yield High Energy Savings     NEWS RELEASE New Report Reveals How Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Help Utilities Achieve High Energy Savings   Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2013): New technologies and innovative program designs are combining to create the next …

New Hydrogen Catalyst Takes off Like a Rocket

New Hydrogen Catalyst Takes off Like a Rocket June 16, 2012 By Tina Casey 9 Comments The next generation of low-cost fuel cells could take your home off the grid and free your car from the gas pump with clean, renewable energy, and researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have …

Tesla’s Gift Box – Inefficiency Wrapped in Hype

Tesla’s Gift Box – Inefficiency Wrapped in Hype Posted: 02 Jun 2012 12:06 AM PDT John Petersen Congratulations! You’ve been appointed Energy Czar for the island of Self Sufficiency; a wonderful place that can satisfy the bulk of its energy needs from domestic resources, but needs to import gasoline for …