Kenny Ausubel is an award-winning social entrepreneur, author, journalist and filmmaker. He is the Founder and CEO of Bioneers, the internationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to disseminating breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. He launched the annual Bioneers Conference in 1990 with his business partner and wife Nina Simons, Bioneers Co-Founder and President.
Plug-in charging infrastructure like Tesla’s Supercharger network are currently helping drive the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), but the UK government is already looking towards a future where charging is also possible on the move. Highways England today announced its plan to start off-road testing of wireless charging tech that could allow EVs and hybrids to travel much longer distances on the UK’s major roads without needing to refuel. Trials are expected to start before the end of the year, just as soon as the right vehicle and under-road tech “to replicate motorway conditions” has been sourced. These should run for around 18 months, after which the hope is to progress to testing the wireless charging infrastructure on real roads.
France has opened what it claims to be the world’s first solar panel road, in a Normandy village.
A 1km (0.6-mile) route in the small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche covered with 2,800 sq m of electricity-generating panels, was inaugurated on Thursday by the ecology minister, Ségolène Royal.
Pop-Up House- the affordable passive house
Upstart electric car company Faraday Future hopes to have its first vehicles rolling off the assembly line in 2018, a company executive said on Wednesday, as officials marked the start of construction on a planned $1 billion (£700 million) Las Vegas-area production plant.
The first master plan that I wrote 10 years ago is now in the final stages of completion. It wasn’t all that complicated and basically consisted of:
- Create a low volume car, which would necessarily be expensive
- Use that money to develop a medium volume car at a lower price
- Provide solar power. No kidding, this has literally been on our website for 10 years.
Universal Basic Income is one of the most prominent social innovations of the 21st century. It could reshape society and usher in a new era of personal freedom and empowerment. But how do we test it? How do we move forward?