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  • Circle Economy™ : Laws of Nature govern Commerce, as with energy and matter, products never die they are just transformed. Producers and users of things appreciate the current and potential future uses of a product and act as co-stewards for its continual life. Linear Economy: Resource input creates output and one time profit The output is disposed of after its use. Circle Economy™ Described: Products never die, they are made to be re-used or recycled into other products, reducing the net consumption of energy and natural resources for their production. The natural laws of energy and matter become the law of commerce, like energy and matter, products never end they simply transform in a continuous cycle of appreciation. The creator of the product is the steward of the product and its components on a continual basis. Product users are also co-stewards. Products used in the delivery of a service, like paper, cloth, electronic devices, are used with care so that its components can be continually returned to constructive use even after the immediate usefulness of the product has ended to the user.
  • Regional Climate Change Partnership

    1. 1. Regionl Economic and Environmental and Prosperity (REaEP) Bay Area Climate Change Partnership Copyright 2009 Bay Area Council BAY AREA COUNCIL Andrew Michael Vice President Sustainable Development
    2. 2. Context for Regional Climate Change Partnership <ul><li>Establish the Bay Area as the global finance center for a carbon-constrained economy </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as global capital for Clean Tech and Energy Efficiency technology, services, and applications </li></ul><ul><li>Realize the promise of a growing economy, increase in jobs, and improved environment for Bay Area residents </li></ul><ul><li>Reform transportation in the Bay Area to reduce greenhouse gas emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Shift land use to result in increased transit use and less single occupant vehicle trips now accounting for nearly 50% of global warming pollutants in the Bay Area </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve Regional targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions </li></ul>
    3. 3. Priorities for Climate Change Initiative <ul><li>Establish and Update Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction targets for the and transportation sectors through CARB’s Regional Technical Advisory Committee and the Climate Compact in full consultation with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District </li></ul>
    4. 4. Priorities for Climate Change Initiative <ul><li>Transportation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Congestion-Pricing, Road Pricing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build Regional Infrastructure for Non-GHG Emitting Vehicles - Electric Vehicles (Plug-In), Hybrids, Hydrogen, Better Places </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Land-Use Planning to Reduce Greenhouse Gas - Implement SB 375 with verified Sustainable Communities Plans based on a measurement tool agreed to by regional agencies and local governments </li></ul>
    5. 5. Priorities Continued for Climate Change Initiative <ul><li>Raising Transit Ridership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence Federal Transportation Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adaptation for Climate Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BCDC for Bay Investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Resource Agency Policy </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Danger and Opportunity for Cleantech <ul><li>U.S. Dependence of Fossil Fuels with price volatility beyond U.S. control </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. = 23% of Energy Global Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buildings use 70% of nation’s electricity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>41% energy for transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil accounts for 95% of transportation energy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>U.S. -5% of Global Population </li></ul>
    7. 7. California Opportunity Has Ripened Now <ul><li>Passage of the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) </li></ul><ul><li>Bay Area leads in entrepreneurial spirit, Venture Capital ($1 billion) and basic research to propel Clean Tech sector forward into next global economic epic. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The trail of past economic revolutions til now: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agricultural > Industrial > Information and Bio Technology > </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecological Prosperity? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Imperative to Act Now to Address Global Warming or pass the tipping point for radical cost to address severe weather events, water supply, change in sea level (Next 10 with U.C. Berkeley researchers, Stern Report) </li></ul>
    8. 8. Applying Innovation for Sustainable Development <ul><li>Information Technology(IT) and Life Science (LS) enable innovation in energy generation and sustainable production </li></ul><ul><li>IT provides the tool to integrate financial and environmental performance metrics </li></ul><ul><li>IT + LS = produce Ecological Innovation for a Regenerative Economic and Environmental Prosperity (REaEP) Partnership, To REaEP what we Sow </li></ul>
    9. 9. Prosperity through Carbon and Energy Efficiency <ul><li>Worldwide, a projected $20 trillion will be spent on energy infrastructure between now and 2030. </li></ul><ul><li>The private sector accounts for 86% of this investment according to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. </li></ul><ul><li>The World Bank says the global carbon market — where government and industry limits on carbon dioxide emissions are traded like credits — tripled from $7.9 billion in 2005 to $24.4 billion last year (2007). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Europe has created $60 billion carbon-trading market based on 50 million tons of carbon dioxide traded. The right to emit a ton of carbon, which began trading at about $10, is currently going for $27.60, an increase that analysts say signals a robust market. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Strategy to Implement REaEP <ul><li>Map resource input and material output in production chain to build the region </li></ul><ul><li>What if 500 square miles of rooftop nationwide became generators of energy? </li></ul><ul><li>Identify opportunities to substitute energy and other imports and build intra-regional supplier-vendor markets for renewable energy and food. </li></ul>
    11. 11. 3I Strategy to Lead the 3E Ecological Economic Epic <ul><li>3I – Investments, Infrastructure and Innovations </li></ul><ul><li>Foster Premiere Investment Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Bay Area as Physical Space with the Market Base for Cleantech </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerate Innovation to Market Application </li></ul>
    12. 12. REaEP Implementation (continued) <ul><li>Ecological Commerce is used as governing form of economics: Optimize the use and re-use of resources within a continuous cycle (closed-loop commerce) for businesses and households in the area </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy as the source for distributed energy supply for the cities and towns, enabling them to be self-sufficient and free from the grid, a supplier of energy to neighbors. </li></ul>
    13. 13. REaEP Phase I (continued) Bay Area neighborhoods design for sustainability in existing places and new communities by businesses and people harvesting renewable energy and food from their rooftops. 1. Make rooftops of homes and places of business energy and food producers by applying renewable energy technology (e.g. solar and wind) and urban farming to generate energy and food, reduce transportation costs and save money. 2. Create self-help and self-reliant islands of energy and food production through regional and city, and neighborhood investments. A. Create “Renewable Investment Districts” (modeled after Business Improvement Districts) and regional revenue streams through elections in the Bay Area (Vote to invest in green infrastructure) Clean Tech Zones. The funds would be used to upgrade city and regional planning, regulations, building codes to enable Renewable Investment Districts to be formed. B. Retrofit neighborhoods and design new communities to provide energy and food from the rooftops of homes and businesses to feed the energy grid and people. Design would include water recycling system and rainwater collection C. Establish Renewable Investment Districts to assess the engineering feasibility and pay for structural safety, rooftop landscaping, jobs to maintain the renewable energy equipment and rooftop gardens, and for the cost of installing net meters to enable people and businesses to profit from the energy produced.
    14. 14. Energy for Economic Development and to power Communications technology that increase information flow and Education . Transportation - Intelligent Transportation Systems (Roads) for Mobility of People, Food, Products and By-products for Recycling and Re-use Water for Human Consumption & Channeling Surplus Seasonal Water to Reduce Natural Damage <ul><li>Natural Resource Management for Continuous Prosperity </li></ul><ul><li>Land and Rooftops </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial and Industrial Products </li></ul>Leap from 20 th Century Economic Model based on Capital Input producing Resource Extraction, and Depletion and build up of Waste build-up to a 21 st Century Ecological Commerce Model based on regenerative agriculture, commercial, industrial, and residential processes that recycle capital, wealth and resources for continuous prosperity . Water Treatment and Re-Use, Recycling, Storage(including rainwater catchment) and Hydroelectric Power Facilities via Public-Private Partnerships, Public Works Apply Sustainable Forestry Practices (e.g. Shade Grown Coffee), High Yield and Replenishable Forrest crops, Sustainable Agriculture using organic, biodynamic farming practices that replenish the land; Zero Waste Industrial Process where all byproducts and waste is recycled for productive value. Use locally generated agricultural, urban, and industrial waste to build roads. <ul><li>REaEP Infrastructure </li></ul>
    15. 15. Energy Policy Action Plan Approach 6. Trade <ul><li>AB32 </li></ul><ul><li>Tradable Certificates </li></ul>Educate <ul><li>Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Social Network </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Training </li></ul>2. Integrate <ul><li>Improved Transit </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate Density </li></ul>3. Make Efficient <ul><li>Transmission </li></ul><ul><li>Demand Mgmt </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation </li></ul>4. Recover <ul><li>Business Synergy </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Loops </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Recovery </li></ul>5. Supply <ul><li>Renewable </li></ul><ul><li>Conventional </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>