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J. Eric Mathis's Blog Posts

- April 07, 2014

Open Innovation & Solar: A New Horizon Emerges in the Heart of Coal Country

Many visions have been laid out and developed over the years that point towards what economist Jeremy Rifken calls the Third Industrial Revolution: a network economy where the entire...

- December 11, 2013

Central Appalachia’s Emerging Transition: 'Integrated Energy is the Key'

Upon completing my graduate research at Appalachian State University concerning central Appalachia's two major transitions (industrialization and the War on Poverty), I am hopeful that...

- September 23, 2013

Energy Integration and Intergenerational Ethics: How Applied Sustainability Provides a Solution to Childhood Poverty

Our Integrated Energy strategy has more than just national collaboration between right/left and RE/Fossil Fuels in mind, we intend to develop a market-based strategy for combating poverty...

- September 23, 2013

An Innovative Approach to Economic Diversification with a Healthy Dose of Solar in West Virginia

Aptly referred to as “America’s backyard” in the recent documentary featuring the West Virginian coalfields, Hollow, much of the nation can hardly imagine the terms “progress” and “central...

- August 05, 2013

Utility Scale Solar and the Probable Rise of Virtual Rooftop Solar

Often when people think of solar energy they immediately think of panels installed on rooftops. Our research team at Sustainable Williamson found some interesting trends that may re-situate...

- May 27, 2013

The Importance of Understanding our Renewable Energy Worldview: Why Fossil Fuels Are our Friends

"Energy will be the immediate test of our ability to unite as a nation, and it can also be the standard around which we rally. On the battle field of energy we can win for our nation...

- May 22, 2013

Three Meta-Trends within the Energy Sector and One to Grow On: An Evolving Strategy

"Radical indeed is the difference between evolution whose continuous phases penetrate one another by a kind of internal growth, and an unfurling whose distinct parts are placed in juxtaposition...

J. Eric Mathis

J. Eric Mathis

First and foremost a philosopher, J. Eric Mathis has been at the forefront of initiatives to bridge the gap between the fossil fuel and renewable energy industries through the development and implementation of innovative finance and business...

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