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Converging Energy Crises, And How our Current Situation Differs from the Past

June 7, 2014 by Gail Tverberg

Energy Crises and the Past

As humans’ control of energy improved, human population grew and the population of other species fell. According to Niles Eldredge, the Sixth Mass Extinction began 100,000 years ago, when there were fewer than 100,000 people on the planet, back in the days of hunter-gatherers.[read more]

Happy 60th Anniversary to the Modern Solar Cell

April 27, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

Solar Cell History

The pioneering engineers of the modern solar cell gathered in person and in spirit recently in Palo Alto, California to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their invention. Little did they know the impact their discovery would be having on utilities in 2014.[read more]