The future leaves clues...
Here’s a recent tech article that got me excited.
This week, California ISO, a California electric company, announced it hit an all-time peak served by renewables of 56.7 percent (electricity).
California is on track to meet its 50 percent clean energy target by 2030 with ease.
What it Means
We’re heading towards a wholesale change in the energy economy over the next 20 years.
From hydrocarbon (oil, gas, coal) to all electric, think massive-solar.
I used to think that gas-guzzling cars would maintain the petrochemical industry for a few more decades, but electric-autonomous “car as a service” will cause us each to park, sell, or junk our internal-combustion cars for something that is 10x cheaper and much better (i.e. autonomous Ubers).
Get ready for oil and gas to go the way of whale oil.
Once useful, eventually laughable.
Remember that energy is not scarce.
We have 8,000 times more energy hitting the Earth’s surfacethan we consume as an entire species.
That energy, the solar flux, isn’t yet in a easily usable form.
But that is changing... fast.
Given the global, exponential growth in solar and the coming innovations in battery technologies (I get five to 10 introductions to new battery technology companies each month), plus deployments like Tesla’s Gigafactory, I’m firmly convinced we’re heading towards a transition.
Coal is already dead.
Oil and gas may not be far behind.
We hope all enjoy an image of Tehran Iran from Space as we wanted to showcase the latest courtesy of +Jonathan Huie that we maintain in our archives. It underscores the need for diversity is ever so critical and how we must be attentive to it in every which way--and how it is courageous to embrace all views. We hope to live up to these admonitions as our journey continues.....
To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller