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APEX Wins the Philip K. Dick Award by Ramez Naam

Tonight, in Seattle, I was in the crowd when my novel Apex won the Philip. K Dick Award.

Apex is the third and final book of the Nexus Trilogy. Those books have now collectively won the Prometheus Award, the Endeavor Award, been listed on NPR’s list of Best Books of the Year, and been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Kitchies Golden Tentacle Award. They also earned me a nomination for the Campbell Award for Best New Author in 2014.

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Why I’m Starting the First AngelList Cleantech Syndicate by Ramez Naam

I’ve been writing and speaking about the incredible pace of solar, wind, and storage for years. I’ve been quietly investing in startups in that space as well.

Today I’m taking a new step: I’m launching an AngelList Syndicate specifically focused on investing in clean energy technology. If you’re an angel investor, I invite you to come join me.

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#8: If We Can Achieve Gay Marriage and Legal Pot, We Can Fix Climate Change Too by Ramez Naam

According to IEET readers, what were the most stimulating stories of 2015? This month we’re answering that question by posting a countdown of the top 30 articles published this year on our blog (out of more than 1,000), based on how many total hits each one received.

The following piece was first published here on July 18, 2015,  and is the #8 most viewed of the year.

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IEET Fellows Ramez Naam and Jamais Cascio featured in Ensia.com Ensia

Two IEET Fellows - author Ramez Naam and futurist Jamais Cascio - are profiled in Ensia.com.

The article is a “fascinating… free-flowing conversation” between the two on topics like “climate change, geoengineering, transportation and energy.”

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Did the One Child Policy Matter? Probably Not. by Ramez Naam

China’s one-child policy is ending. The policy, started in 1979-80, was aimed at slowing population growth, which was much more of a concern in the late 70s than it is now. China’s one-child policy was also horribly coercive.

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How Cheap Can Energy Storage Get? Pretty Darn Cheap by Ramez Naam

This is part 3 of a series looking at the economic trends of new energy technologies. Part 1 looked at how cheap solar can get (very cheap indeed). Part 2 looked at the declining cost and rising reliability of wind power. Now let’s talk about storage.

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Hunger is at an all-time low. We can drive it even lower. by Ramez Naam

A few observations on hunger, extracted from the latest FAO report on The State of Food Insecurity, 2015

1. The percent of humanity that’s hungry is at an all-time low.

According to FAO, 11.3% of the world is undernourished. Most of that hunger is concentrated in the developing world. There, an estimated 12.9% of people are undernourished. In absolute terms, this is a staggering 780 million people. Yet as a fraction of humanity, it’s just over half of the fraction in 1990.

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How Steady Can Wind Power Blow? by Ramez Naam

NREL recently released data showing that next-generation wind turbines could reach an incredible capacity factor of 60% over 2 million square kilometers of the US, or enough to provide roughly 10x as much electricity as the US uses. If true, this would be a game-changer in wind power, as I explain below.

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How Cheap Can Solar Get? Very Cheap Indeed by Ramez Naam

Electricity cost is now coupled to the ever-decreasing price of technology. It’s profoundly disruptive to other electricity-generating technologies and businesses. And it’s good news for both people and the planet.

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If We Can Achieve Gay Marriage and Legal Pot, We Can Fix Climate Change Too by Ramez Naam

A decade ago, it was nearly inconceivable that in 2015, gay marriage would be legal across the US and marijuana fully legal in four states plus the District of Columbia. Yet it happened. It happened because citizens who wanted change led, from the bottom up, often through citizens initiatives.