Baskin UCSC Feb 18 2009 Awais Khan

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Can renewable energy save the world? Panel discussion held by University of California, Santa Cruz February 11 2009. Peter Borden, Awais Khan, Ali Shakouri.

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Baskin UCSC Feb 18 2009 Awais Khan

  1. 1. Clean Energy
  2. 2. Table of Contents • Why Now? • Sectors and Opportunities • Investment Trends • Industry Growth • Predicting the Future • Summary  2
  3. 3. Why Now? Energy Independence  Climate Change Economic Opportunity  3
  4. 4. And its not just the United States…. China  India UAE, Pakistan….  4
  5. 5. Clean Energy Sectors and Opportunities
  6. 6. Sectors and Opportunities Transportation Industrial Energy Efficiency Energy Generation Carbon Sequestration Sustainable Materials Water Energy Storage Agriculture 6
  7. 7. Green Building Materials “Buildings are the single largest contributor to global warming, accounting  for almost half of total energy consumption and CO2 emissions.” ‐ US Energy Information Administration Industry 25% Buildings Cars (Materials and  12% Operations) 48% Other  Transport 27% 7
  8. 8. Green Building Materials Embodied Energy to build One House • 1 Billion BTU’s • 8,000 Gallons of  gas • Drive around the  world 6 times Data Source – The Deconstruction Institute 8 Source: McGraw Hill, US Green Building Council
  9. 9. Waste to Energy Just in the US alone, every 5 min, 2 Million plastic bottles are discarded – not recycled – but discarded, which end up in landfills.  As of 2004 in the U.S., 850 billion gallons of raw sewage are being  dumped into waterways every year 9
  10. 10. Waste is valuable…. Most expensive coffee  in the world?? 10
  11. 11. Chemicals and Fuels • Biology • Synthetic Genomics • Microbial engineering 11
  12. 12. Clean Energy Investment Trends
  13. 13. Investment Trends Source: CleanTech.com 13
  14. 14. Hot Investment Sectors • Energy Efficiency • Energy Storage • Building Materials • Water • Solar • Bio‐Plastics 14
  15. 15. Demand Side is Under Represented In the last 12 months, most Cleantech private investments have been made  in the Energy Supply Side. $3,500 $3,000 $2,500 Investment  $2,000 ($ MM) $1,500 $1,000 $500 $0 Solar Biofuels Wind Storage Efficiency Source – Morgan Stanley, AlwaysOn 15
  16. 16. Clean Energy Industry Growth
  17. 17. Industry Growth • Capital availability • Stimulus Package – Opportunities – Challenges 17
  18. 18. Clean Energy Predicting the future
  19. 19. Predicting the Future… “The best way to predict  the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay 19
  20. 20. Ignore the “experts”…. “There is no reason for any individuals to have a  computer in their home” ‐ Ken Olsen, President,  Chairman and Founder of DEC, 1977 quot;Everything that can be invented has been  invented.quot; ‐ Charles H. Duell, Commissioner,  U.S. Office of Patents, 1899 “Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?” ‐ Harry M.  Warner, Warner Bros, 1927  20
  21. 21. Clean Energy Summary
  22. 22. Take away… “It is not because things are difficult that  we do not dare; it is because we do not  dare that they are difficult” – Seneca Only those who risk going too far can  possibly find out how far they can go.quot;  — T.S. Eliot 22
  23. 23. Clean Energy Thank you

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