Tag Archives: wind

  • Insider
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    Off The Cuff: Why Most Will Remain Unaware Until Its Too Late

    The masses are focused on the wrong signals
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 10, 2018, 1:35 AM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris discusses:

    • The Folly Of Pursuing Infinite Growth On A Finite Planet
      • Limits simply matter
    • The Signs Of Limits Are All Around Us
      • Depleting resources, stagnating wages, weakening economies
    • Few See The Signs Though
      • The "noise" of politics, media & markets distracts the masses
    • Where To Direct Your Focus
      • What to watch to track the onset of the approaching crisis

    This week Chris gives a 30,000-foot view of the big predicaments facing our global society. Most of the signals of the arriving crises won't be tracked by most people — draining aquifers, species loss, declining net energy. The masses are only going to pay attention when the signaling media they focus on — the financial markets, the news reports, the unemployment rate, home prices  — start to show panic. By then, it will be far too late to avoid the unfolding pain.

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    Daily Digest 5/23 – Big Wind’s Trail Of Wings, Living Buildings For Tomorrow’s Cities

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, May 23, 2013, 2:22 PM

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    • Gold ETFs Are Liquidating By The Ton
    • Schizophrenic investors expect slump: bet on boom
    • Clients Denied Gold At Major Banks As Shortage Intensifies
    • Thanks To QE Bernanke Has Injected Foreign Banks With Over $1 Trillion In Cash For First Time Ever
    • Gramm and McMillin: The Debt Problem Hasn't Vanished
    • Want to Save the Environment? Build More Cities
    • Republic of Ireland calls for international tax action
    • US Treasury secretary says he has begun tapping federal retiree pension fund to avoid default
    • Millions falling into poverty in recession-racked Italy: report
    • Seven Ways Today's Economy Is Like The NHL Playoffs
    • PBS Killed Wisconsin Uprising Documentary "Citizen Koch" To Appease Koch Brothers
    • Court upholds B.C. mining company’s use of temporary foreign workers from China
    • Big Wind’s trail of wings
    • Living buildings for tomorrow’s cities
    • Food swapping: The movement taking off in the UK

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    Daily Digest 3/14 – Endless Government Manipulation, The Price Of Green Energy

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, March 14, 2013, 2:43 PM

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    • The graph Bernanke should look at before ‘exiting’ anything
    • Charlie Rose: Jeremy Grantham
    • Mark Faber: Endless Government Manipulation
    • Inflation Targeting Revisited; Three Major Fed-Sponsored Bubbles; Who Benefits From Inflation?
    • 1,000 companies going bankrupt in Italy every day as country faces full-scale ‘credit emergency’
    • Young inventor’s flash idea to scare off lions
    • Detroit City Council continues to fight governor's EFM plan
    • U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances
    • It's Going To End Badly
    • Thieves Blight Nigeria's Swamps with Spilt Oil
    • Deepwater rig worker weeps as he admits he overlooked warning of blast that set off America’s worst environmental disaster
    • The Price of Green Energy: Is Germany Killing the Environment to Save It?
    • Japan's Methane Hydrate Gas Extraction Is First In The World
    • Greenland's resources boom still more talk than action
    • Analysis: Antibiotic apocalypse
    • Pentagon weapons-maker finds method for cheap, clean water

     

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  • Blog
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    The New Future of Energy Policy

    The rise of the powergrid (and new taxes)
    by Gregor Macdonald

    Monday, November 26, 2012, 7:32 PM

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    Flood myths are common to human culture. Swollen rivers, tidal storms, and tsunamis make their appearance frequently in literature. But Hurricane Sandy, which has drawn newly etched high-water marks on the buildings of lower Manhattan (and Brooklyn), has shifted the discussion from storytelling to reality.

    Volatility in climate has drawn the attention of policy makers for a decade. But as so often is the case, a dramatic event like superstorm Sandy – the largest storm to hit New York since the colonial era – has punctured the psyche of the densely populated East Coast, including the New York-Washington, DC axis where U.S. policy is made.

    Not surprisingly, in the weeks since the historical hurricane made landfall, new attention is being paid to the mounting costs that coastal world megacities may face.

    Intriguingly, however, this new conversation about climate, energy policy, and America’s reliance on fossil fuels comes after a five-year period in which the U.S. has dramatically lowered its consumption of oil and seen an equally dramatic upturn in the growth of renewable energy.

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    Combating Peak Oil with Wind and Smarter Electric Power

    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 8, 2011, 8:07 PM

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    We spend a lot of time on this site discussing the risks posed by Peak Oil. It’s important to us that you understand the magnitude of our national/global predicament and take appropriate preparations.

    But in addition to tracking the gathering stormclouds (of which there are many), our info scouting efforts also look for developments with potential to change the situation positively.

    In the podcast below, Chris and Willett Kempton explore the potential of wind power to reduce the energy pinch threat posed by depleting fossil fuels. Dr. Kempton is an electrical engineering professor at the University of Delaware and director of the Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration. Turns out, while still early in the game, there’s action going on in wind and electricity-management that offers real promise.

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