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Hef Nederland op en heet het Buitenland welkom

Hef Nederland op en heet het Buitenland welkom

In de dialectiek van Hegel hebben links en rechts een eigen rol. Links laat zich echter willoos meezuigen in de maalstroom naar rechts. Met als gevolg dat de geschiedenis op hol slaat en de feiten anders zijn dan de meningen.... (Lees verder)

Still living in a fossil world

Still living in a fossil world

Everybody is talking about renewables. It is a sexy topic. Driving on solar, living on wind. If you like illusionism, stop reading immediately. By Frank van Empel This is not about illusions but about facts. In fact ‘developed regions’, like... (Lees verder)

Meltdown Nightmares

Meltdown Nightmares

Meltdown. The word revives memories of Jane Fonda, back in 1979, the year of the Second Oil-crisis. Nuclear power seems to be one of the most promising energy alternatives to oil. An alternative with a dangerous hook on it, Fonda... (Lees verder)

Battlefields of Today: Take 5 No more refugees

Battlefields of Today: Take 5 No more refugees

The fifth take of the Battlefields of Today: Environmental Refugees. A deleted scene from JES! Towards a Joint Effort Society. ... (Lees verder)

Anders kijken – essay over nieuwe dorpen

 Anders kijken – essay over nieuwe dorpen

Anders Kijken is in december 2005 verschenen als inspiratie document voor een werkatelier dat de Provincie Noord Brabant en InnovatieNetwerk Groene Ruimte en Agrocluster organiseerden. Het essay, geschreven door Frank van Empel, is bedoeld om een luikje te openen naar... (Lees verder)

Enter the future, cowboy!

Enter the future, cowboy!

Some people just don’t get it: sus-tai-na-ble de-ve-lop-ment. ‘Nonsense! No development can go on forever,’ they say. ‘There is a limit to the carrying capacity of the Earth. World population and the economy have to stop growing a given time.’... (Lees verder)

Battlefields of today: take 3 The challenge is now

Battlefields of today: take 3 The challenge is now

The fourth take of the battlefields of today. A deleted scene from JES! Towards a joint effort society. Was pre-published on this website.... (Lees verder)

Blind Eye For The Long Run

Blind Eye For The Long Run

Politicians and businessmen have one handicap in common. They both are focused on the short term. They may have reason for that, but by short track thinking nothing is going to change. By Frank van Empel First the politician’s handicap;... (Lees verder)

Battlefields of today: Take 2 Renewable energy production as trick & trade

Battlefields of today: Take 2 Renewable energy production as trick & trade

The second take of the battlefields of today. A deleted scene from JES! Towards a joint effort society. Was pre-published on this website.... (Lees verder)

Power in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi

Power in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is in the news as change-agent for renewable energy and environmental industry. The largest fossil fuel producer of the Unity of Arab Emirates is climbing fast towards the top of sustainable development in order to diversify its economic... (Lees verder)