Thursday, August 2, 2012

The World Will Not Need Liquid Fuels in 20 Years

In the July 23, 2012, edition of CQ Weekly, on page 1483, Randy Udall, brother of Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), is quoted as saying, regarding the potential for development of environmentally unsound oil shale development, “underlying it is this question that everyone is asking: ‘Well, where is the world going to get its liquid fuels 20 years from now?’” The truth of the matter is: there is no reason we should be using liquid fuels 20 years from now.

Thanks to the work of Mark Jacobson, of Stanford, and Mark Delucci, of UC Davis, we know it is possible to power the entire global economy without carbon-based fuels, by 2030, using technologies already in existence, and in use, in 2009. We also know it is possible to do this without spending more than we will have to spend to upgrade and maintain the existing energy infrastructure, designed to deliver fossil energy to consumers and industry.

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Monday, July 25, 2011 Monday, July 18, 2011 Thursday, July 14, 2011 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Saturday, July 9, 2011 Saturday, April 30, 2011 Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Hot Spring Network aims to achieve paradigm shift solutions to crises of pervasive impact in the human world and broader environment. 

The Hot Spring Network aims to achieve paradigm shift solutions to crises of pervasive impact in the human world and broader environment. 

Friday, April 15, 2011 Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Usership Society: Decentralized Energy Next Stage for Democracy

Ownership is liberating only if it liberates; the new paradigm has to be a participatory society

In order to push his 2004 bid for re-election, and his radical and untenable economic ideology, George W. Bush touted the need for an “ownership society”. In theory, this meant ordinary people could have access like never before to capital for home-buying, and the paradigm of a privately owned individualist property would be firmly rooted in the democratic ground of American society.

“In theory”, because that never really was the case. There was a massive new flow of capital from financial institutions to home-buying, but much of the capital was illusory, and the motivation was to gather more wealth to those institutions, not to leave it in the hands of homeowners. In practice, most borrowers were in fact falling into a dangerous situation in which they were in effect owned —their homes, their wages, their working lives and recreational time— by the lenders.

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(Source: thehotspring.net)

Monday, March 7, 2011 Sunday, February 27, 2011
Clockwise from top left: Wendy Dent, Steven Brower, and Joseph Robertson, speak at the launch of the Hot Spring Network’s speakers series, in Philadelphia. 

Clockwise from top left: Wendy Dent, Steven Brower, and Joseph Robertson, speak at the launch of the Hot Spring Network’s speakers series, in Philadelphia. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011 Tuesday, December 28, 2010