“ Sustainable Energy Initiatives: Global Impact, Local Opportunities OUR VISION: To enable Massive Scale Sustainable Energy Initiatives that will generate the next vibrant economy while protecting our planet for future generations to enjoy. Together, We can.
Why the world needs to move towards disruptive massive scaling of Sustainable Energy Initiatives (SEI).
inv VEST : Global SEI Leadership thru’ Massive Scaling
Converting Global Energy impact into local opportunities
inv VEST Virtual Market Place & How you directly benefit from supporting the initiative
Energy Use: Global Impact USA ‘ 06 pop. 307M 3 rd in 1990 to 3 rd in 2030 Quadrillion Btu Steady Economic Growth in USA & OECD Europe CAUSES… …… increased demand for Energy … adapted from EIA databases OECD Europe: 06 pop. 400M 1990 to 2030 practically flat 2000 GDP: $11T 2030GDP: $16T OECD Europe have similar GDP/Capita profile as USA Yet, USA Consumes 54% more energy/capita
China will consume more energy than USA by 2020 & by 2030 will consume 155 Quadrillion Btu, 30% more than USA USA ‘ 06 pop. 307M CHINA ‘ 06 pop. 1,280M 3 rd in 1990 to 3 rd in 2030 1 st in 1990 to 2 nd in 2030 Quadrillion Btu India is a non player as far as current energy generation trends and pollution it causes globally. Energy Use: Global Impact Rapid Growth in Developing Countries
Energy Consumption in Quadrillion Btu ‘ 06 pop. 307M ‘ 06 pop. 1,280M 3 rd in 1990 to 3 rd in 2030 1 st in 1990 to 2 nd in 2030 China exceeded USA in total CO2 emissions by 2008 and will emit double of USA by 2030 QBtu Energy Use: Global Impact SOURCES OF ENERGY EFFECT GHG Emissions
The “FAT TAIL” What this means is by 2050- 2100 at the current trend rate of greenhouse gas release: There is a 99% probability the Global Temperature will rise by 3 degrees Celsius or 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit There is a 50% probability the Global Temperature will rise by 5.5 degrees Celsius or 10 degrees Fahrenheit The world will see severe environmental impact that may be irrevocable There is a 10% probability the Global Temperature will rise by 10+ degrees Celsius or 18 degrees Fahrenheit High likelyhood of Environmental Calamity impact that will be irrevocable For a more complete presentation please refer to “ Carbon Dioxide: What is Earth’s Point of No Return?” Alexander E. MacDonald, Director, NOAA ESRL See VSNI website: Data& Links & NOAA website for more .
Countries with Leading Renewable Energy Initiatives & 2007 USA Energy Consumption Profile Hydropower: Norway 98% of electric 60% of total energy needs Nuclear: France 70% of electric 39% of total energy needs Wind & Solar: Germany Wind installed: 22.2 GW Solar PV Installed: 3.8GW Bio fuels: Brazil 40% of Transportation fuel 11% of total energy needs USA is a poor second on all Renewable Energy components when compared to OECD Europe While still being the first by a huge margin for Fossil fuels.
Land Area: USA has 26 times more land mass & 1,000 times free/arid land space.
Sun Radiance: SW corner of USA (5 times larger than Germany) has 40 - 60% more sun radiance.
USA GDP is 4 time more than Germany
Yet, USA installed a mere 340MW of Solar PV compared to Germany’s 1,800MW in 2008. USA should have deployed 8,000MW to be on par
What is wrong with this picture?
1 KW panel Produces 1530 kWh/yr 40 -70% more Germany Solar Energy I KW panel Produces 947kWh/yr
Total energy needed globally is 100,000 times less than the amount of solar energy falling on earth. Solar Energy generates less than 0.05% of total global energy. If solar energy generates 25% of global energy, it needs to scale 10,000 times, creating a $3 Trillion Solar Energy Market. Focus on slicing the pie or make the pie exponentially bigger through massive scaling? Total energy need of the world Total energy from Sun falling on earth surface Total energy need of the world Current Solar Energy generated as % of total energy needs Understanding the Exponential Size of the Pie for the Solar Energy Opportunity:
GLOBAL ENERGY ECONOMY REACHES TEN TRILLION $ 2030. 60% CAN BE SEI WILL CREATE BILLION+ JOBS TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE USA NEEDS TO REGAIN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP IN SEI TO MAINTAIN VIBRANT ECONOMY COLORADO IS THE NEW ENERGY ECONOMY HUB LEAD BY EXAMPLE WHAT’S IN IT FOR US? inv VEST Virtual Market Place UNDERSTANDING THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE inv VEST VISION & PURPOSE We use energy in almost anything we do Energy drives economy
What is inv VEST ? inv VEST stands for: inv est in E nergy that’s S ustainable thru’ V irtual T eams. inv VEST sole purpose is to enable Global Leadership in Sustainable Energy Initiatives for USA through Massive Scaling . inv VEST will be a technologically & politically agnostic nonprofit organization made up of virtual clusters of thought leaders who are well verfocused on deploying initiatives that fulfills its purpose.. inv VEST will enable Close Collaboration between diverse thought leaders from public and private sectors in vertical and functional clusters. inv VEST will work with all other associations & organizations who are involved directly or indirectly with Sustainable Energy Initiatives . inv VEST is focused on exponentially increasing the pie size for SEI.
Sustainable Energy Initiatives for Massive Scaling.
BreakThrough Solar Energy: Generate at least 20% of total US energy consumption by 2030. Drive price below power parity.
Garnering Education Community Support for Massive Scaling of SEI: Involving the Students and Faculty of Schools, Colleges and Universities in generating a mass grassroots movement.
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Initiative: The US consumes 54% more energy than a comparable OECD country. Our goal is to reduce energy consumption per capita incrementally by 1% a year for 12 years for a total 12% reduction by 2020.
Other well defined ideas that hold the promise of meeting SEI set definitions.
The Outcome of successful inv VEST SEI Changing the Dynamics of our Energy Usage
Participants in the inv VEST Virtual Market Place Supporters: are any person/organization that supports: Global Leadership in Sustainable Energy Initiatives (SEI) for USA through Massive Scaling for inv VEST. Thought Leaders: are individual (independent or part of an organization) who have a deep knowledge/influence in the specific energy cluster they are participating in and/or people who have deep knowledge/influence in any of the functional clusters. Ambassadors: The role of the Ambassadors is to facilitate a group of thought leaders that are focused around each vertical energy cluster to bring ideas and initiatives to a logical conclusion.
Vertical Clusters Horizontal Clusters The inv VEST Virtual Market Place for Sustainable Energy Initiatives Visit www.invVEST.org to get to virtual market place & SEI useful links
Vertical Clusters SEI Traits 0-10 BASE MAPPING TOOL: SEI selection Criteria. 6 traits defined for Sustainable Energy (SE). The index of 0 means worst, 10 means best. Visit www.invVEST.org to get to virtual market place & useful links
Colorado Renewable Energy Initiatives Where are we? A Global Perspective
What does Colorado as leader in Renewable Energy mean to you?
How can we make Colorado a much more significant player?
Significant increase in Renewable Energy Initiative since 2007 in all 3 states.
Colorado has since installed:
4 MW residential & commercial solar panels
Commissioned 8.2 MW utility scale solar plant in Alamosa. 2 nd largest in US.
RFP to install 600MW solar plant, which may become the largest install in the world.
Significant increase in Wind turbine installs
NREL and Xcel working on several wind, solar, hydrogen fuel cell, hybrid designs…
Xcel Smart Grid pilot in Boulder…
Conoco Philips Renewable Center, Louisville
NREL going through major expansion…
Industry Data & Links : Partial list. Global Organizations dealing in Energy: German Advisory council for Global Change http://www.wbgu.de/wbgu_home_engl.html International Energy Agency http://www.iea.org/ World Watch Institute: http://www.worldwatch.org/ McKinsey Institute: The Carbon Productivity Challenge: http://www.mckinsey.com/mgi/ GE: http://ge.ecomagination.com Google Going Green: http://www.google.com/corporate/green/ WALMART: http://walmartstores.com/Sustainability/ US Public Sector Organizations dealing in Energy: US Department of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy http://www.eere.energy.gov/ National Renewable Energy Labs home page http://www.nrel.gov/ Energy Information Administration home page: http://www.eia.doe.gov/ The California Public Commission: http://www.energy.ca.gov/renewables/emerging_renewables/index.html Global Level Solar: First Solar: http://www.firstsolar.com/ SunPower: http://www.sunpowercorp.com/ SunTech: http://www.suntech-power.com/ Q.Cells http://www.q-cells.com/en/index.html Unisolar: http://www.ovonic.com/eb_so_solar_overview.cfm Nanosolar: http://www.nanosolar.com/ Solyndra: http://www.solyndra.com/ Greenvolts: http://www.greenvolts.com/ Esolar: http://www.esolar.com/ BrightSource: http://www.brightsourceenergy.com/ Asura: www.ausra.com Abengoa Solar: http://www.abengoasolar.com/sites/solar/en/
Wind: World Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity 1980 -2007 http://www.earth-policy.org/Indicators/Wind/2008_data.htm#fig1 BioFuels: Solix: http://www.solixbiofuels.com/ Heartland Renewable Energy: http://heartlandrenew.com/ Other: Hybrids Plus: http://hybrids-plus.com/ Energy Consulting & Services Companies: Ch2Mhill: http://www.ch2m.com/corporate/ TDA: www.tda.com ERM: http://www.erm.com/erm/main.nsf/pages/homepage?opendocument VSNI: www.vsnicorp.com Colorado Associations/ nonprofits CORE: Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy http://www.corecolorado.org/ CRES: Colorado Renewable Energy Society http://www.cres-energy.org/ Rocky Mountain Institute http://www.rmi.org/ CSIA: The Colorado Technology Association http://www.csiaonline.com/ COSEIA: Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association: http://www.coseia.org/newsite/index.php?id=1 Environment Colorado: http://www.environmentcolorado.org/events ASEA: American Solar Energy Society: http://www.ases.org/ iCAST; www.icastusa.org Tie Rockies: http://www.rockies.tie.org/ Colorado Green Tech Group: http://www.coloradogreentech.net/ invVEST: Invest in Energy that’s Sustainable thru Virtual Teams: www.invVEST.org
BioFuels: Solix: http://www.solixbiofuels.com/ Heartland Renewable Energy: http://heartlandrenew.com/ Other: Hybrids Plus: http://hybrids-plus.com/ Energy Consulting & Services Companies: Ch2Mhill: http://www.ch2m.com/corporate/ TDA: www.tda.com ERM: http://www.erm.com/erm/main.nsf/pages/homepage?opendocument VSNI: www.vsnicorp.com Colorado Associations/ nonprofits CORE: Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy http://www.corecolorado.org/ CRES: Colorado Renewable Energy Society http://www.cres-energy.org/ Rocky Mountain Institute http://www.rmi.org/ CSIA: The Colorado Technology Association http://www.csiaonline.com/ COSEIA: Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association: http://www.coseia.org/newsite/index.php?id=1 Environment Colorado: http://www.environmentcolorado.org/events ASEA: American Solar Energy Society: http://www.ases.org/ iCAST; www.icastusa.org Tie Rockies: http://www.rockies.tie.org/ Colorado Green Tech Group: http://www.coloradogreentech.net/ invVEST: Invest in Energy that’s Sustainable thru Virtual Teams: www.invVEST.org
Upcoming Forums & Sessions: Visit for extensive lists of SEI/REI events: http://www.ethanolplug.com/IndustryEvents/tabid/108/Default.aspx http://www.renewableenergyconferences.com/ Two renewable energy jobsites http://jobs.renewableenergyworld.com/careers/jobsearch http://www.jobsinpv.com/ Visit www.invVEST.org to get to virtual market place & useful links
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