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5.3 Clean(er) energy

Last Edited by Ronald van den Hoff on 2/11/2014 2:33:16 PM
Why are we storing our CO2 surplus under the ground? The Dutch government has to invest over one billion Euros for a CO2 storage facility in the Rotterdam Port. Or at least that’s what a lobby of nine companies thinks, united under the catchy name of the “Rotterdam Climate Initiative.” The rest of the three billion Euro project will be paid for by themselves (?), and (obviously) by European Union subsidies. In my book, this is an old-fashioned, expensive, and ill-considered solu..
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5 Environment 3.0

Last Edited by Ronald van den Hoff on 2/11/2014 2:32:42 PM
For most European municipalities or Quango organizations, such as the Amsterdam Airport Authority, buying agricultural land, changing the zoning, and then closing in for the financial kill, has been one of the big money makers for these institutions over the past years. All of a sudden, due to the crisis, this money machine has also come to a halt. Municipalities will have to devalue billions of Euros on their municipal land holdings in the next few years. Due to the focus on the reces..
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4.2 The interdependent economy

Last Edited by Ronald van den Hoff on 2/11/2014 2:32:32 PM
We are ready for a new economic model (and with that, a new social and political model, too). I call this sharing economic model, the domain of value creation within Society 3.0, the “interdependent economy,” an economic system based on: - Solidarity - Sustainability - Reciprocity Actually, it is a logical next step in the development of our society. History shows us a certain evolutionary order of ranking in different economic systems that, evidently..
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4.3 The rules of the game in the interdependent and collaborative economy

Last Edited by Ronald van den Hoff on 2/11/2014 2:32:37 PM
The interdependent economy shapes our new playing field for value creation. The personal is global. It is a playing field where we will have to mobilize ourselves to find solutions together. Everybody’s involvement is an absolute condition for this. We are deeply dependent on each other. We can call it a new form of collectivity and solidarity, but it is a solidarity driven by choice, and not imposed by government. It is a playing field where connectivity, sustainability, and reciprocity are ..
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