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10 Reasons to be Thankful if You Live in the United States

It’s been a rough year, a rough month, a rough week. Police shooting minorities, police being shot; Brexit creating global uncertainty; thousands of people dying in Syria including an uptick in child suicides; another terror attack in France; China vowing to ignore an international tribunal ruling in favor of the Philippines; a US Presidential election where almost nobody really likes… Read more →

Meet The World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Wind power, one the cleanest forms of alternative energy, is great for the environment: it’s plentiful, renewable, uses no water and little land, and is on the rise globally. Wind farms, consisting of many individual wind turbines, are normally used in conjunction with other electricity sources or storage to provide consistent energy. Wind power is playing an increasing part in… Read more →

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The Halvening is Upon Us!

The media is awash in discussions of bitcoin as the cryptocurrency increasingly is seen alongside gold, the dollar and the yen as stores of value in times of uncertainty. Brexit has increased the concern just at the time that there is going to be a fundamental change in how bitcoins are generated. Known as the halving, or slightly more fun,… Read more →

Healthcare of Tomorrow: Five Promising Innovations from Around the Globe

Our world continues to be transformed by rapid advancements in science and technology. From our phones to our fashion, planes to plastics, and meals to media, groundbreaking research continually yields exciting innovations. The ongoing promise of these new developments, especially in the healthcare sector, illuminates a sometimes gloomy horizon. Dramatic improvements in healthcare over the last few centuries have carried… Read more →

Current Reads on Bitcoin and the Blockchain

There are a lot of press articles and books out recently on distributed ledger technology. Two of the most promising were just published earlier in May. Take a read and let me know what you think: The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and… Read more →

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When Will Solar Hit the Mainstream?

Solar energy continues to grow by leaps in bounds in the US, recently passing 1 million installations. However, solar only makes up 1% of the electricity generation in the US for the 12 months ending February 2016. This is not a knock on solar. It is starting from a low base. Solar made up almost 30 percent of all new… Read more →

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What’s Next for Clean Energy?

As renewable energy moves from the sidelines to the main playing field, here is a brief look at the coming trends in green and clean energy in 2016 and beyond. Solar is Setting the Pace The solar energy sector is growing by leaps and bounds. 2016 will be a banner year with 16 gigawatts of solar expected to be installed, more than… Read more →

Businesses Need to Keep Investing in Green Energy

In the wake of the 2015 Paris Agreement, there has been a renewed emphasis on moving away from fossil fuel power to renewable energy. We continue to make significant progress – 2015 marked a record $329 billion in global investments towards clean energy – however, much remains to be done. One month after the talks, the United Nations Secretary General… Read more →