To what extent has our current society been engineered by the energy industries?
The coal industry is coming under increasing pressure:
Futures Forum: Climate change: "The lights are going out for coal"
Futures Forum: Gas vs coal: overstating the case
Futures Forum: The impacts of the mining industries
Futures Forum: Climate change: and the coal mining industry
Futures Forum: "The disingenuous campaign to promote coal as the solution to energy poverty"
Meanwhile, 'Big Energy' itself is also under attack:
Futures Forum: Climate change: is Big Energy changing its tune?
Futures Forum: 'Smart meters', Big Energy and Big Utility >>> Award-winning documentary "Take Back Your Power" >>> showing in Sidmouth Tues 24th February
Futures Forum: "Exposing the futuristic fantasies deployed by the fossil-fuel companies"
The question is whether the renewables market is to be dominated by the big players:
Futures Forum: A wind farm for the Jurassic Coast? latest news
... or whether this will offer an opportunity for a different business model:
Futures Forum: Overproduction and the end of Big Oil's business model
Things look rather unclear in the UK around new business models:
Futures Forum: Community energy cooperatives: a confusing picture in UK
Futures Forum: Community energy schemes to lose tax relief ... incentives which have 'propelled the transformation of the German energy market'
But the future might be more about 'localised' and 'small-scale' energy:
Futures Forum: Solar, wind, fracking: "We seem simultaneously to be mismanaging the exploitation of three key decentralised energy sources."
Futures Forum: Local authority and community energy projects are going to pose “a big challenge" to the Big Six providers
Futures Forum: Local energy can be very profitable: "Seizing the opportunity of decentralised energy generation can provide new income streams for communities and councils."
Here is a historical take on why we are where we are:
Schooling an Industrial Proletariat
An excerpt from The Underground History of American Education
JOHN TAYLOR GATTO January 26, 2015
A Change In The Governing Mind
Schooling an Industrial Proletariat : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education
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The Underground History of American Education — Tragedy and Hope Communications
Free: Gatto's Underground History of American Education
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Overview of Coal Mining in India: Investigative Report from Dhanbad Coal Fields at Sanhati
Railroads and Coal: Resource Extraction in IndianTerritory, 1866-1907