UNITED TECHNOLOGIES

AND NOW, A MOMENTUM MINUTE ON THE FUTURE OF CITIES, PRESENTED BY UNITED TECHNOLOGIES.

WHEN IT COMES TO BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE, GREEN IS CATCHING ON. TAKE CHINA, FOR EXAMPLE, WHERE IT’S ESTIMATED THAT NEARLY HALF OF THE WORLD’S NEW BUILDINGS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED OVER THE NEXT TWO DECADES. THE NEW MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BUILDING IN BEIJING FEATURES ENERGY-SAVING SYSTEMS TO CONTROL HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, LIGHTING, EVEN THE ELEVATORS. AND IT’S PAYING OFF . . . REDUCING ENERGY USE BY AN ASTOUNDING 50 PERCENT.

NOW THIS MESSAGE FROM UNITED TECHNOLOGIES.

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AND NOW, A MOMENTUM MINUTE ON THE FUTURE OF INVESTING, PRESENTED BY UNITED TECHNOLOGIES.

DIVERSIFY . . . AS INVESTORS, WE’RE OFTEN TOLD THAT THAT’S THE KEY TO REDUCING RISK AND BUILDING UP LONG-TERM GAINS. SO IT MAKES SENSE THAT FOR A COMPANY, DIVERSIFYING CAN ALSO BE THE KEY IN ATTAINING LONG-TERM SUCCESS. IF YOU’RE INVESTING FOR THE LONG HAUL, LOOK FOR COMPANIES WITH SOUND MANAGEMENT AND A SOLID RECORD OF BALANCING SHORT-TERM ACHIEVEMENTS WITH AN INNOVATIVE VISION. THE RESULT: A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS LONG INTO THE FUTURE.

NOW THIS FROM UNITED TECHNOLOGIES.

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AND NOW, A MOMENTUM MINUTE ON THE FUTURE OF ENERGY, PRESENTED BY UNITED TECHNOLOGIES.

IT SOUNDS LIKE A DREAM . . . CLEAN, MONEY-SAVING ENERGY THAT ORIGINATES IN YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS, NOT IN SOME POWER STATION MILES AWAY. BUT IT’S HAPPENING NOW, THANKS TO FUEL-CELL TECHNOLOGY THAT COMBINES HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN FROM THE AIR TO MAKE ELECTRICITY. BESIDES ADDING PROTECTION FROM BLACKOUTS OR TERRORISM THREATS, FUEL-CELL POWER IS ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY. NO WONDER IT’S STARTING TO CATCH ON AS AN ENERGY SOURCE AROUND THE WORLD . . . FROM A NEW YORK CITY POLICE STATION TO A SCIENCE CENTER IN JAPAN.

NOW THIS FROM UNITED TECHNOLOGIES.

© 2010 Patrick J. O’Neill