A German wind farm. (Photo: Dirk Ingo Franke/cc/flickr) Germany, the fourth-largest economy in the world and a leader in renewable energy, produced so much energy this weekend from its solar, wind, hydro, and biomass plants that power prices went into negative territory for several hours. Consumers were being paid to use energy. According to Quartz,…

Five practical ways you can help refugees trying to find safety in Europe|More than 350,000 signed petition for Britain to take its fair share of Europe’s refugees — Independent Co UK

As the crisis affecting thousands of people worsens, here’s what you can do More than 350,000 of you have signed our petition for Britain to take its fair share of Europe’s refugees, and it looks like David Cameron has listened. But there is still a huge amount of work to be done before desperate people…

‘Knowledge Society’: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 2006 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony Address (Karachi, Pakistan) — NanoWisdom org

In this seminal speech — made when he presided over the Aga Khan University’s convocation in 2006, the Aga Khan brings the future into clear perspective with his practical and pragmatic world-view, stressing that “we are moving into a new epoch of history [which many] observers describe … as the ‘Knowledge Society’.” This, he explains,…