QUICK NEWS, June 5: 5 Applying Game Theory To Climate Change; Good News Items About New Energy
Applying Game Theory To Climate Change The moral calculus of climate change; In a “mathy” philosophy class, students explore the risks, outcomes, and ethical implications of living in a warming world.
Leda Zimmerman, June 4, 2018 (MIT News)
Game Theory is also known as ‘The Prisoner’s Dilemma.’ It is a strategy discussion that pits cooperation against self-interest. Many see it as an ideal way to think about climate change because it ways individual benefits gained from emitting carbon against a future point where everybody if harmed by emissions. An MIT philosophy course helps students learn to apply Game Theory to climate issues. It compares individual actions and consequences to the threat of climate change. The course’s intent is to take students from distress over climate change to an understanding of the risks and implications of different decisions. It raises the ethics of present choices versus future impacts, giving students a foundation for future actions. click here for more
Scott Levine, June 1, 2018
“…[T]he alternative energy industry nowadays occupies a prominent position in the nation's energy landscape…[1.The nation's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord notwithstanding,] Minneapolis became the 65th city to announce its intent to transition to 100% clean energy, aspiring to complete the transition by 2030…[2. Global sales from EVs are expected to grow from 1.1 million in 2017 to 11 million in 2025, rising to 30 million in 2025. By] 2040, 55% of all new car sales and 33% of the global fleet will be electric...[3. The global appetite for ethanol is growing]...
...[4. Blockchain may allow a decentralized platform technology for New Energy and] peer-to-peer trading of excess energy generated by homeowners' solar panels…[and utility] solutions…[Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway,] has the long-term goal of providing 100% renewable energy to its customers…[and] is currently constructing the 2,000 megawatt Wind XI project…Although the recognition among investors that clean energy investments are compelling choices is fairly recent, it's probable that these opportunities will continue to grow…” click here for more