Sunday, December 16, 2007

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a semi-annual conference which brings together some of the worlds best and brightest to make a compelling presentation. (hat tip to Erinne) Speakers have approximately 18 minutes to make their case on a variety of topics. Fortunately for us, TED also posts over 150 of the best talks on their site here and they update it frequently. If you are looking for something fascinating and informative to watch, it would be here.

One particularly relevant one is Amory Lovins: We Must Win the Oil Game. Although we hear a lot today about peak oil, we forget that we can also reduce demand. Lovin outlines a few steps which the United States could take to drastically reduce its energy demand for a very low cost per barrel. This has implications for my investment in Harvest Natural as well as any other energy company.

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