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The Limits of Planetary Boundaries 2.0

January 20, 2015 by Barry Brook

Measuring Boundaries

In 2013 I led research that critiqued the ‘Planetary Boundaries‘ concept. Worrying about global tipping points distracts from real planetary threats. Recently a paper appeared titled “Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet," which attempts to refine and clarify the concept.[read more]

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Oil Prices Tumble: Impacts on the Economy, Geopolitics, and the Future of Clean Energy #EnergyChat

January 19, 2015 by Jesse Jenkins

Tweet Chat on the Impact of the Oil Price Collapse


Global oil prices have been in freefall over the past six months, tumbling from a high of $115 per barrel to less than $50 per barrel this week. And that changes, well, pretty much everything in the energy world. To get to the bottom of all of it, I recently hosted a live #EnergyChat on Twitter on January 12th.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Utilities are Most Valuable When they Stay Invisible'

June 29, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Utility Value


On the last day of this year’s 37th IAEE International Conference in New York a distinguished panel of experts discussed the profound challenges the traditional utility business model is facing from different vantage points with their own distinct points of departure.[read more]

Road to Daegu Series: What are Game Changers in Energy Systems Globally? [VIDEO]

October 30, 2013 by Sheila Oliva

Road to Daegu: Game Changers

As our “Road to Daegu” activities came to an end at the World Energy Congress, Siemens hosted its final Round Table discussion. The panel was tasked with pulling together previous discussions and looking at the big picture of how energy systems are changing around the globe.[read more]

Robert Stone Addresses Anti-nuclear Heckler at Australian Showing of Pandora's Promise

October 16, 2013 by Rod Adams

Nuclear Energy Discussion

From the moment he first started thinking about producing a documentary that showed nuclear energy in a favorable light, Robert Stone, the director of Pandora’s Promise, recognized that he was going to be under intense scrutiny from people that adamantly oppose nuclear technology.[read more]

Changing the tone of the Climate Change discourse

January 26, 2012 by Simon Donner

In a short article on the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media, Keith Kloor compares online climate change discourse to a "roller derby" and a "street fight" Taken together, the intimidation tactics of climate science bashers and the new pressure campaigns, by allies of the concerned climate community, promise to, if nothing else...[read more]

Can one person change a company? Discuss…

October 25, 2010 by Marc Gunther

I’m giving a speech to the grocery and food manufacturing industry–and I’d like your help. I’ll be the closing keynote speaker at a Sustainability Summit in December in Arlington, Va., organized by the Food Marketing Institute, a trade association of grocery retailers and wholesalers (Ahold, Kroger, Price Chopper, Publix, Wegman’s, Winn...[read more]

Weigh in on the Most Important Issues of Our Time

October 7, 2008 by Robin Carey

We're introducing a new page at The Energy Collective today and we'd like to invite all of you all to be part of it.  It's called The Hippodrome and it's a place for public discussion of issues that have an impact on climate change and environmental issues. This will remain a private back channel but there are some many great...[read more]