Predictions FROM Jeremy Leggett, author ENERGY OF NATIONS

The Energy of Nations.  Since the  5 months the book has been out , here isan update on how the dramas are playing out :I finished writing the book during the Easter break a year ago. As you know,I made predictions about three systemic risks being run by the energyincumbency: …

Announcing Science in Society #61 – Spring 2014 Reclaiming Science for the Public Good

When scientists produced a report warning that the current level of climate change, the Bush administration did not simply ignore their findings. Instead, they changed the report to make it appear that the scientists’ carbon emissions ([1] Scientific Integrity in Washington, SiS 49, [2]). That was not just a bit of political spin; …

This IPO Will Soar on Cheap Natural Gas

  This IPO Will Soar on Cheap Natural Gas By Jeff Siegel | Monday, May 6th, 2013 It was boasted as an energy breakthrough. Bloom Energy’s Bloom Box paraded around the media — including a very generous piece aired by 60 Minutes as some kind of new, game-changing magical energy creation device that …

Chapter 13: Good Polling to Keep Democracy Alive and Elections Honest

Chapter 13: Good Polling to Keep Democracy Alive and Elections Honest By Alan F. Kay, PhD © 2004, (fair use with attribution and copy to author) Sept. 29, 2004                     In Chapter 10, we saw the utility of often including authority figures in testing support for policy.  Since adequate questions …

Chapter 9: Asking the Right Questions and Asking the Questions Right

Chapter 9: Asking the Right Questions and Asking the Questions Right By Alan F. Kay, PhD © 2004, (fair use with attribution and copy to author) Aug. 9, 2004                     Is the Federal Government Too Big or Too Small? An aspect of government that leaders most dispute is its proper …

Chapter 8: Making Good Use of Numerical and Commonly-Used Word Scales

Chapter 8: Making Good Use of  Numerical and Commonly-Used Word Scales By Alan F. Kay, PhD © 2004, (fair use with attribution and copy to author) July 26, 2004                     If a pollster asks, “On a scale of one to 10, how do you feel about Bill Gates?”, he gets …