ANSWERS 2014 Robert Steele with Pierre Cloutier on Smart Nations and the Future of Quebec

Pierre Cloutier

Pierre Cloutier

Robert, you are the originator of the concept of a Smart Nation, with your article in 1996 published in the Government Information Quarterly, entitled “Creating a Smart Nation: Strategy, Policy, Intelligence, and Information.” Quebec is a nation, recognized by Canada, with a distinct culture, a distinct geography, and perhaps a distinct future.

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Dec 19

Worth a Look: #OpenSource ALL Power Labs Carbon-Negative Bio-Mass Gasifier

Categories: 05 Energy,Design
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ALL Power Labs offers biomass gasifiers and power generation systems at multiple levels of assembly and system integration.  From “We deliver it turnkey complete“ to”You build it from scratch,” you decide the relative amount of effort vs cost you want to invest towards your finished system.

All Power Pallets and GEKs are covered by a 100% money back guarantee.

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Tip of the Hat to Mark Perrodin for this pointer — note open souce and reasonable pricing.

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Nov 21

Guardian Sustainable Business: 8 Recycling Success Stories

guardian sustainable business8 ways to rethink resources: nappies to benches and food waste to biogas


1. Nappies to roof tiles and railway sleepers   .   2. Paper to reduce food waste   .   3. Sustainable construction materials   .   4. Clothes from old water bottles   .   5. Agri-waste into plastic bottles   .   6. Worms as fertiliser   .   7. Food waste to biogas   .   8. Recycling polyester

Phi Beta Iota: Brilliant examples of remediation in context of continuing to do the wrong things righter (Russell Ackoff 2004). Bio-design and the tri-fecta of holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering would make such measures moot.

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Nov 19