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Author Archives: The Beam

Cultivating An Emergent Order In The Energy System

February 28th, 2019 | by The Beam

Everything -- 9 to 5 jobs, flat rate energy bills, three-car garages --  is organized according to the misconception that fossil fuels will always be around to provide energy exactly at our convenience. The challenge of embracing renewable energy is just as much mental as it is technical. It requires ditching the dominant industrial cognitive paradigm that still persists in an age where the transition away from fossil fuels use is imperative


Circular Economy: Redesigning Economy Beyond A Product

February 22nd, 2019 | by The Beam

The recent debate around circular economy tends to focus primarily on product redesign. But a circular ‘economy’ encompasses more than just product design, it's about product business development and the interactions between players in the ecosystem.


What Energy Deprivation Really Means In Refugee Camps

February 16th, 2019 | by The Beam

There are few places in the world where energy poverty is more rife than in refugee camps. About 80% of those who live in camps have absolutely minimal access to energy for cooking and heating, and about 90% have no access to electricity. Displaced families can use renewable energy to create revenues, and start the journey to reclaim their lives. Women and girls are safer when they have access to a cleaner energy source for lighting and cooking


The Beam Magazine & The Solar Panel Art Series Are Competing For The UN SDG Action Awards

February 4th, 2019 | by The Beam

To meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we need everyone to take action. Every year, the UN SDG Action Awards recognize individuals and organizations who are advancing the global movement for the SDGs in the most transformative, impactful, and innovative way. This year, both The Beam magazine and the Solar Panel Art Series are competing. Help us to share the word!


Renewable Energy Is A Cornerstone For Peace In Korea

December 20th, 2018 | by The Beam

A sustainable and lasting peace between North and South Korea can succeed only if renewable energy is set as a fundamental cornerstone in the process, where a peace plan for the Korean peninsula should be based on 100% renewable energy.



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