Energy Vision 2013

Energy Vision 2013 Energy transitions: Past and Future


Energy undergirds civilization and has powered the sweeping economic changes that have transformed the world over the last two and a half centuries. But just as the economy has changed, so has the energy mix that fuels it. The development of the modern world has been a story of evolving new uses for energy and constantly growing energy demand. New forms of energy and new technology to harness that energy have been developed over time, shifting the energy balance and expanding the menu of energy sources.

Today there is great focus on the next transition – on the expectation or the possibility of a substantial change in the energy mix. What would be the nature of the changing mix? What would drive it? How fast could it come? Or how long might it take? The answers to these questions will have a profound impact on the global energy system, on producers and consumers alike and on markets everywhere.

In this Energy Vision, our aim is to provide a framework for understanding the potential for changes in the energy mix and how an energy transition could unfold. We do so by looking at how energy transitions have unfolded in the past and the factors that brought about these transitions. Rather than attempting to predict the future, we provide a discussion of factors that may drive changes in the energy mix in the coming decades. Although energy efficiency and other demand-side issues are critical to future energy systems, this report focuses on the supply side of the equation – how society will meet its ever-growing energy needs. We addressed energy efficiency in the 2010 Energy Vision, Towards a More Energy Efficient World, entirely devoted to that subject.

Giuliana & Bill Rancic

Proud Parents Giuliana & Bill Rancic -> In association with Nivea
Giuliana Ranic .:. Mom/Wife/TV Host/@hsn Fashion Designer, etc…
Bill Rancic .:. Dad/Entrepreneur/Host of NBC’S Ready for Love/Speaker/Best Selling Author

Giuliana Rancic
(née DePandi) is an Italian-American celebrity news personality. She is an anchor on E! News, the E! Network’s flagship entertainment news program.

William “Bill” Rancic ( /ˈræntsɪk/; Croatian: Rančić, pronounced [râːntʃitɕ], born May 16, 1971) is an American entrepreneur who was the first candidate hired by The Trump Organization at the conclusion of the first season of Donald Trump‘s reality television show, The Apprentice. As of 2011, he stars in the reality show Giuliana and Bill with his wife Giuliana Rancic, as well as hosting America Now with Leeza Gibbons.

Rancic is a motivational speaker and a Chicago, Illinois, real estate developer.

Rancic was instrumental in helping found FabFitFun, a woman’s website focused on health, beauty, and fashion.

BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting

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BIRN Reporting Balkans to its path to Europe


Digging Deeper

A Guide for Investigative Journalists in the Balkans

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Journalists’ articles, coupled with interesting advice, skills, investigative stories, databases, tips and techniques, will inspire readers to take up the challenge of a career in investigative journalism.

Digging Deeper showcases interesting investigative stories and individual journalistic successes, as well as providing an overview of investigative techniques. The various databases available in the Balkan region and tips for practitioners are the most useful elements for all journalists.

This is the second edition of the guide, which BIRN has decided to publish in response to the high demand of journalists requiring a guide to investigative journalism, which resulted in the first edition being quickly sold out.

This guide offers an insight into investigative practices and the most important aspects of investigative journalism, along with numerous examples and case studies, data and exercises.

BIRN’s Digging Deeper is also on the curriculum of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting.

You will be inspired to consider a move into investigative journalism thanks to the combination of advice, skills, interesting investigative stories, individual journalistic successes, databases and tips and techniques featured in Digging Deeper.

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Playboy is an American men’s magazine that features photographs of nude women as well as journalism and fiction. It was founded in Chicago in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, and funded in part by a $1,000 loan from Hefner’s mother. The magazine has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc., with a presence in nearly every medium. Playboy is one of the world’s best known brands. In addition to the flagship magazine in the United States, special nation-specific versions of Playboy are published worldwide.
features monthly interviews of notable public figures, such as artists, architects, economists, composers, conductors, film directors, journalists, novelists, playwrights, religious figures, politicians, athletes and race car drivers. The magazine generally reflects a liberal editorial stance.

When You’re Strange

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Narrated by Johnny Depp, award-winning writer-director Tom DiCillo’s riveting film uncovers historic, previously unseen footage of The Doors and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of their music and legacy. “When You’re Strange” is the first feature documentary to tell their story.

Following a prestigious festival run, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE: A FILM ABOUT THE DOORS will receive a theatrical release in select markets on Friday, April 9.  The crowd-pleasing documentary has been featured at the Sundance, Berlin, Deauville and San Sebastian Film Festivals and most recently played to sold-out shows at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

Produced by Wolf Films/Strange Pictures, in association with Rhino Entertainment, and released by Abramorama, the 90-minute film is the first feature documentary about The Doors.

Era of Peace

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Releasing the Human Ego
by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles

Art – with Gratitude!

Daniel B. Holeman –
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Gaelyn Larrick –

Thank you!



amfAR , The Foundation for AIDS Research, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. amfAR remains one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to fighting the AIDS epidemic, and has invested more than $307 million in support of its mission.


Since its inception, amfAR has supported innovative research into HIV prevention and treatment, providing funding to researchers for early-stage projects and enabling young researchers to establish their careers studying HIV/AIDS. amfAR grantees have produced some of the most groundbreaking discoveries in AIDS research. amfAR has supported more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

amfAR works with healthcare workers and AIDS organizations in developing countries to create and implement effective HIV research, treatment, prevention, and education strategies. Current international initiatives are: TREAT Asia, a network of clinics, hospitals, and research institutions working with civil society to ensure the safe and effective delivery of HIV/AIDS treatments throughout Asia and the Pacific;

HIV/AIDS is a global epidemic whose reach extends to communities of every description in the U.S. and around the world. Through its education and outreach efforts, amfAR spreads awareness of HIV/AIDS, promotes HIV prevention, and endeavors to engage all communities in the fight against AIDS.

amfAR events, which range from small cocktail receptions and store openings to art auctions and international galas, all play a critically important role in raising funds for amfAR’s programs and building AIDS awareness.

DNA – The Demi and Ashton Foundation

DNA – The Demi and Ashton Foundation – aims to eliminate child sex slavery worldwide. Believing that freedom is a fundamental human right, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher founded DNA to help raise awareness about this horrific problem, change cultural stereotypes and rehabilitate the innocent victims.

More people are slaves today than ever before and the numbers are soaring. Men, women and children are enslaved for many purposes including sex, pornography, forced labor and indentured servitude. Among slaves, children are the most vulnerable and their rights are the least recognized. Each year, the global sex slavery market generates $32 billion in profits. More than one million women and children are trafficked across international borders every year. In just the United States, between 150,000 and 300,000 children are enslaved and sold for sex. The sex slavery industry has become an increasingly important revenue source for organized crime because each young girl can earn between $150,000 and $200,000 each year for her pimp.
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These are our sisters, our mothers, our nieces, our friends. Knowledge is power. If you care about them, share this with everyone. #DNA

Demi and Ashton hope to help abolish modern day slavery, punish perpetrators and free the many innocent and exploited victims. The DNA Foundation is committed to protecting the freedom of the world’s most vulnerable citizens by forcing sex slavery out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Freedom is a basic human right and slavery is one of the greatest threats to that freedom. No one has the right to enslave another person.

Freedom – It’s in our DNA.


Your donation goes to support the core mission of:
DEMI AND ASHTON FOUNDATION, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

That’ So LA


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It’s time to come to the city where dreams really do come true. Whether you dream showbiz stardom, fashion fame or just an incredible desire for fun, Los Angeles is the place where aything can, and does hapen. Find our just how much excitement you can pack into one vacation at

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and LA INC. , The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, invite residents to share their ideas about what makes Los Angeles – so LA.  “We are asking LA residents to help tell the great story of our city.   Tourism is the No. 2 industry in LA and during these challenging economic times we think Angelenos can help sell the city as a tourist destination. We need Angelenos, true lovers of the city, to help keep an important economic engine – tourism – going strong.”

LA INC. The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau is a private, nonprofit business association whose primary mission is to market and promote Los Angeles as the premier site for leisure travel, meetings and conventions.  Though not part of city government, LA INC. is recognized as the city’s official tourism marketing organization.  For more information, visit the official visitor information website of Los Angeles at

Kim Kardashian


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Kimberly Noel “Kim” Kardashian is an American “celebutante”, socialite, model, actress, businesswoman, and television personality. She is best known for her social life and her role on the E! reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Employing her entrepreneurial business skills, Kardashian started on her own as a fashion stylist and became and immediate sought after wardrobe stylist for infomercials, television shows, music videos and photo shoots.  But it was her organizational, orderly arrangement and construction of high fashion closets that led Kardashian into a unique line of work overhauling and designing closets for celebrities.

In 2006, together with her sisters Kourtney and Khloe, Kardashian opened the designer clothing store DASH in Calabasas, California; a must-shop-at store for those with discriminating, yet fashionable taste.

Kardashian will launch her own perfume in May 2009 through New Wave Fragrances. It will be available in the United States, Germany, Australia, England and Japan.

When not working, Kardashian gives her time to charitable causes.  She is a Dream Foundation ambassador

Kardashian currently makes her home in Los Angeles.

Rich Soil Clothing

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Rich Soil is a new clothing line from Los Angeles by Lamar Odom. “Rich Soil is a clothing line that promotes creative design, spiritual iconnic imagery, and the shared idea that growth can come from virtually anywhere.  Started by Lamar Odom and designer Jonathan Garcia.  Rich Soil seeks to be at the forefront of new ideas. Drawing insipiration from an ecletic mix of experience, musical taste and personal philosophy. Rich Soil uses the T-Shirt as a vehicleto promote more than a brand, but a movement that represents the creative spirit of all people.”

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Quincy Jones : About Thriller 25

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MySpace Celebrity visited multi-Grammy-winning producer Quincy Jones, spokesperson for Thriller 25, to chat about working with Michael and crafting the album that would raise the bar on pop music forever.

Willy Northpole .:. #1 Side Chick (feat. Bobby V) BTS

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Here’s behind the scene of latest TAJ ‘s video  #1 Side Chick (Amazing) by Willy Northpole, feat Bobby Valentino shooted East Los Angeles.  Peace! Positive! Respect!

Larry King : Twitter , Ashton Kutcher and Sean Combs

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Larry King talks about Twitter with Ashton Kutcher and Sean Combs.

P.TwittyTV Episode #42

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P. Diddy reaches 1 million followers on Twitter!!! Join the positive movement!!!