Utilities and us: toward an energy ‘ecosystem’

November 13, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Phil Carson As a nor’easter carrying snow further delayed the remaining work in restoring power to homes and businesses in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy, and grid resiliency will remain a hot topic for […]

Efficiency and conservation not enough to achieve energy security

August 10, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: David Kerner and Scott Thomas The US Defense Department currently deals with changing energy circumstances by reducing demand through efficiency and conservation, and by attempting to improve supplies. While this approach may optimise the use […]

We must transition to a resilient electricity system

April 2, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Walt Patterson Three decades ago, in 1982, the American energy visionary Amory Lovins and his wife Hunter published Brittle Power, a study commissioned by the civil defence arm of the Pentagon. It was an alarming […]

From efficiency to resilience

February 16, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Deborah Frieze The following is adapted from Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now, by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze. Efficiency has long been the holy grail of the industrial age. […]

Resilience in the modern society: Lessons from Japan’s earthquake

February 10, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Joe Mazzarella As Japan struggled to combat the predations of a massive earthquake and tsunami, the forces of chaos have offered up another sober warning that societies are fragile. The everyday certainty and reliability […]

Resilience is absent from the debate on nuclear power

February 3, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler The argument over whether or not the UK should invest in a new generation of nuclear power has been jolted into life again thanks to climate change and the urgent necessity to […]

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