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Jeremy Rifkin: The Third Industrial Revolution

by Justin Gerdes

Jeremy Rifkin: The Third Industrial Revolution | Energy Bulletin




The world is doomed to repeat four-year cycles of booms followed by crashes if we don’t get off oil, Jeremy Rifkin warned a Climate One audience in San Francisco on October 3. The solution, what he calls the Third Industrial Revolution, is the “Energy Internet,” a nervous system linking millions of small renewable energy producers.
For Rifkin, author of the new The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy and Changing the World, a seminal event occurred in July 2008, when the price of oil hit $147 a barrel. “Prices for everything on the supply chain went through the roof, from food to petrochemicals. Purchasing power plummeted all over the world that month. An entire economic engine of the Industrial Revolution shut down,” he said...
"Every time we try to re-grow the economy at the same growth rate we were growing before July 2008, the price of oil goes up, all of the other prices goes up, purchasing power goes down, and it collapses.” This is a wall we can’t go beyond under the current energy regime, he said. “We’re in this wild gyration of four-year cycles, where we’re going to try to re-grow, collapse, re-grow, collapse.”

The solution is a plan based on five pillars, which is being implemented in the European Union: 1) Renewable energy targets: such as the EU’s 20% by 2020 mandate 2) Green buildings: over the next 40 years, Europe plans to convert its 191 million buildings into energy-efficient, micro power plants 3) Energy storage: batteries, flywheels, and hydrogen used to smooth the intermittency of renewables 4) “Energy Internet”: create a central nervous system so that buildings can talk to the grid and sell or store power depending on prices 5) Plug-in electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles...




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Crash Course: Chapter 1 - Three Beliefs


Crash Course: Chapter 2 - The Three E's by Chris Martenson


Crash Course: Chapter 3 - Exponential Growth



Crash Course: Chapter 4 - The Power of Compounding



Crash Course: Chapter 5 - Growth vs. Prosperity



Crash Course: Chapter 6 - What is Money?


Crash Course: Chapter 7 - Money Creation



Crash Course: Chapter 8 - The Fed & Money Creation


Crash Course: Chapter 9 - A Brief History of U.S. Money



Crash Course: Chapter 10 - Inflation (1 of 2)



Crash Course: Ch. 10 - Inflation (Pt. 2) & Chapter 11 - How Much is a Trillion?



Crash Course: Chapter 12 - Debt (1 of 2)



Crash Course: Chapter 12 - Debt (2 of 2)



Crash Course: Chapter 13 - A National Failure to Save (1 of 2)



Crash Course: Chapter 13 - A National Failure to Save (2 of 2)


Crash Course: Chapter 14 - Assets & Demographics (1 of 2)



Crash Course: Chapter 14 - Assets & Demographics (2 of 2)



Crash Course: Chapter 15 - Bubbles (1 of 2)


Crash Course: Chapter 15 - Bubbles (2 of 2)



Crash Course: Chapter 16 - Fuzzy Numbers (1 of 2)



Crash Course: Chapter 16 - Fuzzy Numbers (2 of 2)



Crash Course: Chapter 17a - Peak Oil (1 of 2)



Crash Course: Chapter 17a - Peak Oil (2 of 2)



Crash Course: Chapter 18 - Environmental Data (1 of 2)



Crash Course: Chapter 18 - Environmental Data (2 of 2)



Crash Course: Chapter 19 - Future Shock



Crash Course - Chapter 20: What Should We Do





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