THE FUTURIST: Teaching and Learning about the Future

  August 2014 • Special The September-October 2014 issue of THE FUTURIST is out now, featuring a special report on Futures Education. Members and subscribers should soon be receiving their copies, and may log on at wfs.org for digital access. Here’s an overview of what’s inside the current issue: Futures …

Planning for Phasing Out Incentives

Planning for Phasing Out Incentives The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/planning-phasing-incentives/ Over the next decade, solar electricity will let consumers get cheaper energy from their rooftop than from their utility. Among the upheaval in the electricity system, the coming of …

Ukraine crisis shows urgency of green energy: Russian nat’l gas blackmail

by Juan Cole, originally published by Informed Comment  | MAR 8, 2014 Hawks are complaining that europe has been insufficiently belligerent in its response to Russian moves in the Crimea, blaming the declining military budgets in most European countries. But this focus on military hardware is misleading, since there was never any prospect …

Energy Self-Reliant States Weekly: Relative Energy Efficiency of Residential Building Energy Codes

Is your state lagging on its energy code for buildings?  This new graphic illustrates the relative energy efficiency of standard building energy codes and shows which states are lagging (and what that lag costs consumers on their energy bills). And in honor of the American Labor Day holiday this past weekend, an …

Alternative Energy: Bicyclean — Pedal-Powered Means Of Recycling E-Waste In Developing Nations

Alternative Energy Bicyclean — Pedal-Powered Means Of Recycling E-Waste In Developing Nations Renewable Energy Status Update 2013 Interactive Infographic Reveals How Green Your State is Solar PV To Hit Grid Parity, $134 Billion Annual Revenue By 2020 Green Initiatives Being Actively Taken in Cities Large Companies to be Forced to …

Energy Self-Reliant States: Positive Policy Changes for Distributed Renewable Energy

The previous week I covered the one thing Obama’s climate policy can’t leave out, and you can judge the President’s climate plan for yourself.  Also, while I’m on “vacation” (moving) you can read (and link to) a web version of the fourth segment of our Rooftop Revolution report. Sincerely, John Positive Policy Changes for …

Towers Watson, EIOPA, PKA, IMF, John van Markwijk, Environment Agency, Credit Suisse, Townsend

        Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             Brussels unlikely to base IORP on any of three QIS scenarios, says Towers Watson   EUROPE – Consultancy notes differing impact of scenarios, with one resulting …

PFA, IAPF, Denmark, Moody’s, Fianna Fáil, Cyprus, First State, OTC derivatives, Hermes, Dexia

      Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             Denmark’s PFA shifts from bonds to US equity over euro-zone fears   DENMARK – Fund hopes bailout of Cyprus could be wake-up call for European singe currency. …

More Solar Parity; New Transmission Means New Wind, New Jobs; Feds Fund Advanced Ev

NewEnergyNews Daily Headlines click here for main page: http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/ Today At Newenergynews, March 13: * Quick News, March 13: More Solar Parity; New Transmission Means New Wind, New Jobs; Feds Fund Advanced Ev Charging Yesterday * The Study: After Fukushima, The Nuclear Industry Goes On * Quick News, March 12: …