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Defense News: The Green Energy Arms Race is Underway | By Paddy Ryan

Energy is woven into the fabric of modern geopolitics. The oligopolistic stranglehold OPEC nations enjoyed over global energy supply was made clear in the 1970s when embargoes almost brought the West to its knees. Today, the United States and its allies continue to indulge Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other OPEC members despite divergences on human …

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The Alternative Energy Megatrend & the Quest for the Philosopher’s Stone

When explaining the plot of The Prologue to friends and colleagues, a common theme emerged. The alternative energy megatrend is essentially a quest that holds the capacity to break the boundaries of economic laws, open new paths to prosperity, and transcend social strictures. History offers a welcome example of an equally sweeping quest — the …

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Purpose and Profit: Driving The Energy Megatrend | By Daniel A. Witt

A megatrend is an innovation that restructures society on a fundamental level. The printing press set 15th century Europe aflame, redefining continental power structures and control over the flow of information. Millenia before, the use of fire and the invention of the wheel changed the way humans lived. Somewhat more recently, the Internet did the …

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Texas Solar: Riding the Alternative Energy Megatrend | By Joe Webster

Texas could surpass California and become the nation’s dominant solar energy producer by 2030.Achieving this goal will take hard work, smart policies, and better grid connectivity. We must ensure that Texas energy continues to lead the nation and the world: it’s time for Texas to ride the alternative energy megatrend. Alexander Mirtchev writes perceptively of …

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The Place of Materials in the Energy Crucible | By James Clad

Increasingly obvious climate change, new technical breakthroughs, and the global pandemic are continuing to boost other trends upending old certitudes about energy supply, demand, distribution, and source. Fossil fuel scarcity no longer spooks the energy market, and support for multi-sourced energy abundance is gaining ground. Two centuries of hydrocarbon fuel supremacy seem to be heading …

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The Mirtchev Megatrend: A Must Read | By Ariel Cohen

Millions of people on the planet are working on alternative energy: engineers, politicians, laborers and analysts. Even more people are the consumers of these emission-free power sources which range from solar to biofuels. In the future, yet more novel types of energy will charge our grids: geothermal, space-based solar, tidal, hydrogen, and more. Dr. Alexander …

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How The Clean Energy Megatrend Impacts The World Order | Llewellyn King

Glance up and around and you’ll know the horizon is changing. From Canada to South Africa, Brazil to China, windmills and solar panels are telling a story of change. In the United States, the landscape is collecting a kind of 21st-century raiment. Wind farms, solar farms, and just stray windmills and solar panels on roofs …

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Alternative Energy Hailed as a Megatrend, Disrupting World Order | By Llewellyn King

Glance up and around and you’ll know the horizon is changing. From Canada to South Africa, Brazil to China, windmills and solar panels are telling a story of change. In the United States, the landscape is collecting a kind of 21st-century raiment. Wind farms, solar farms, and just stray windmills and solar panels on roofs …

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Renewable Energy In The U.S. Military: Creating A Lean Mean Green Warfighting Machine | By James Grant

The Defense Department has both the largest share of the federal discretionary budget and the highest energy consumption of any single organization in the country. With President Joe Biden stating an intent to shift spending away from “legacy systems that won’t be relevant” to “smart investments in technologies and innovation,” his administration can achieve that …

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