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Can Qatar Lead the World Toward Sustainability?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Takahashi

Qatar's fossil fuel resources will soon be depleted. And for all practical purposes, that means they have a generation to plan for the next billion years. Could they lead the world towards sustainability?

Hawaii: The Proposed Symbol of Energy Independence

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Hawaii is that proverbial canary in the coal mine regarding Peak Oil and the economy. But why should Hawaii be singled out? The reasons are many, but the most compelling is that we are the ideal sustainability test tube.

My Year With The Huffington Post

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

As miserable as the world has been over the past year, we have no Cold War, we will soon exit Iraq, the economy is rising, there is change in D.C. and the sun will continue to shine.

A Solution for the American Auto Industry

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Patrick Takahashi

Why don't we use some American ingenuity to develop a superior way for moving vehicles? Immediately scratch the ICE and lead acid batteries.

America, Don't Copy...Build Something Better!

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

How ideal and opportune, then, for Detroit and the Obama Administration to partner on a new pathway for our future: initiate an Apollo-like project to develop the DMFC.

A Solution for Barack

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

After the Energy Crises of 1974 and 1979, there was a flurry of activity, followed by a general abandonment of anything sustainable. Hopefully, we can be smarter this time.

Is There An Option More Promising Than The Plug-In Electric Vehicle?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

The internal combustion engine is approaching obsolescence, and other concepts such as Shai Agassi's Better Place electric vehicle network model a more promising future.

Simple Solutions for Our Biofuel Problem

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

The development of sensible next generation biofuels will take a decade, so, in a sense, we are already too late. But the timing is perfect for change, so let's do it the right way this time.