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Wednesday, October 12
Technology is a critical mechanism to bend the emissions curve down and provide clean energy to feed our insatiable need for power. New technologies, policies, and strategies have emerged to deliver clean energy while maintaining market competitiveness.
The Generation of Clean Energy
The clean energy transition is underway and there are multiple paths forward. We explore new research and viable energy options for clean and competitive energy generation.
Investing in Cleantech
From 2006-2011, investors poured billions into cleantech ventures with negligible returns, during a period retrospectively known as Cleantech 1.0. What have we learned from the collapse of Cleantech 1.0 and how we can ensure the success of the dawning era of Cleantech?
Solving the “Hard-to-Solve” Sectors
Energy-intensive industries such as steel, chemicals, and cement are an integral part of our industrialized society but have locked us into carbon-intensive processes. The dependency can be unlocked, but this will require concerted effort, new technology, and long-term vision.
Cleaning Your Plate
From the production of fertilizers and pesticides to the harvesting, processing, packaging, and transportation of materials, the industrial food system is reliant on climate-changing fossil fuels. Sustainable agriculture and food production processes must change if we are to have a food-secure future.
Systems Change, Not Climate Change
Climate change is a global problem with many interconnected and collectively essential solutions. None is a silver bullet. We examine the multitudes of ways individuals and organizations can make sustainable changes to decarbonize the economy.
Climate commitments and sustainable practices often come at costs that put profitability and competitiveness at risk. With the advent of new technologies, it’s time to rethink how we do business, addressing both economic and environmental goals.
Cities: Central to Climate Solutions
Hyper-local solutions provide unique strategies that combine clean technology with region specific strategies, to create realistic ways for cities to adapt to the changing climate, while also creating new spaces and opportunities for people to thrive.
Reducing transportation emissions is an essential step on the path to clean energy. Solutions are available to free industry’s reliance on fossil-fuel powered transport.
This Could Change Everything
Climate change is a big problem that requires big solutions. These bold new ideas and cutting-edge technologies could finally help us to turn the corner on addressing climate change on a global scale.