Go with the Flow: A Battery Technology that...

Today's electric cars are money losers, despite government subsidies. Even then, when priced far below their...

published on: Sep 16, 2014

Energy Changes Everything

Remember just a few years ago when respected analysts talked about "peak oil" and politicians said things like "We...

published on: Sep 15, 2014

Magnetic Refrigeration

The commercialization of refrigeration and the related technology of air conditioning began just over 100 years ago....

published on: Aug 10, 2014

The Energy Fault Line

Everyone agrees that abundant, low-cost energy has rocketed us from the pre-industrial economy of the 18th century to...

published on: Aug 10, 2014

The Battle to End Energy Poverty

published on: Jul 14, 2014

Nearly three billion of the world's 7 billion people live in misery and die young because they don't have adequate affordable access to abundant...

Energy Revolution Reshapes Geopolitical Realities

published on: Jun 11, 2014

As the Trends editors forecast more than a decade ago, the exploitation of North American shale oil and gas resources is creating a totally new...

Fossil Fuels and the World Beyond Fracking

published on: Jun 11, 2014

The ongoing energy revolution is already transforming the world in which we live. But what happens after new technology extracts all the hydrocarbons...

Energy for the Second Half of the 21st Century

published on: Mar 22, 2014

Obviously, we need to be ready with cost-effective alternatives when fossil fuels actually reach the decline stage.  While hundreds of billions of...

Clearing the Energy Logjam

published on: Feb 24, 2014

As highlighted in Ride the Wave by Fred Rogers and Richard Lalich, the unprecedented acceleration of the North American energy sector is the catalyst...

It's Time for Methanol

published on: Jan 15, 2014

Let's face it:  The world needs a cheap, clean, efficient way to power transportation without incurring enormous new infrastructure costs.  Recent...

Taking Advantage of America’s Natural Gas...

published on: Dec 14, 2013

Nothing illustrates better the No Limits to Growth (NLTG) business case than the North American Energy Revolution. The biggest short- to medium-term...

Micro-Grids and Distributed Power Generation

published on: Dec 14, 2013

Even as our lives have become more dependent on reliable electric service, the legacy electric grid has become more troubled as weather and usage...

The Energy Revolution Is Here

published on: Nov 7, 2013

The North American Energy Revolution is all around us, and it's the biggest economic trend of the decade. What are the key indicators? What are some...

How the Energy Revolution Will Reshuffle the...

published on: Aug 13, 2013

From California, to North Dakota, to Pennsylvania, to the UK, to China and Israel, the global energy dynamic that's been in place since the early...

The Quixotic Struggle Against the Coming...

published on: Jul 16, 2013

New fossil fuel technologies are on the verge of reshaping the global economy. However, opponents have raised a number of objections in an effort to...

The North American Energy Revolution and Its...

published on: Jun 7, 2013

We are already in the midst of one of the most important economic trends in human history: the resurgence of the North American energy sector. Why is...

The Battle to Restore American Competitiveness

published on: May 8, 2013

The United States is still the world's largest economy, but since the turn of the century its growth has been slow, both in historical terms and...

The Entrepreneurial Malaise

published on: May 8, 2013

The greatest strength of the American economy has always been its extraordinary ability to foster entrepreneurship. However, in recent years, the...

Capturing the Magic of Photosynthesis

published on: May 8, 2013

With the exception of a few organisms called thermophiles, photosynthesis is directly or indirectly responsible for the existence of every life form...

Adapting to Climate Change, While Unleashing...

published on: Apr 12, 2013

What do we know, rather than believe, about the state of climate change as of 2013? What trends are most likely to impact climate change and our...

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