“There is no energy crisis, just a crisis of ignorance,” the great Buckminster Fuller once wrote. I’ve been Googling this, learning more about it, and challenging myself to figure out what it truly means in our world today.
Check out the video below from non-profit education/research organization GENI.org, featuring some of Fuller’s ideas — among them advanced, high-voltage, international electricity transmission, which, of course, would greatly facilitate the move to clean energy by balancing daily and seasonal loads.
Tis the season for New Years resolutions, and here’s one of mine: I want to be more diligent and open-minded to all these ideas. There are a great number of ideas in play in the world of energy — technological, economic, and political. I’m going to try to avoid the mistake — so common within the human species — of looking for evidence that supports what I already believe, thus shutting myself off from true learning. I hope you’ll try to do the same.