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Networks and Neighborhoods


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Networks and Neighborhoods

  1. 1.   Networks and Neighborhoods:  The Coming Sea Change in 21st Century Global Economies   Low Carbon Earth Summit   Dalian, China October 20, 2011 Please open speaker's notes at the bottom right hand corner for context
  2. 2. Overview     Clean Economic Development Defined -  Energy and the role in economic development -  Extraction of energy as basis vs. knowledge as basis -  Reversing the "race to the bottom"   21st Century Tools for Clean Economic Development - ICT and social media - Innovation in finance, policy and technology  21st Century Perspectives for Economic Reform -   Principles of biomimicry -  Fitting natural systems synergy to economic development models
  3. 3. " Imagination is more important than knowledge. "   - Albert Einstein
  4. 4. Tallberg Forum 2008
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>CE Defined: Energy Drives the Economy </li></ul></ul>Source:
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>CE Defined:Extractive Economy vs. Clean Economy </li></ul></ul>Extractive Energy Economy Plastics, fertilizers, pesticides Transports all goods (including food) and people, “runs” the global economy
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>CE Defined: Extractive= Taking from a declining source </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>CE Defined:Extractive = not if, but when…. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>CE Defined: Clean = Taking from a replenishing source </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Clean = Instead of waste as garbage, waste as “feedstock” </li></ul></ul>Materials Energy Product ($) Non-product (waste)
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>CE Defined: Extractive = Garbage and waste </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>CE Defined: Extractive- As supplies dwindle, prices rise </li></ul></ul>Quantity, or supply, decreases Costs increase
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>CE Defined: Clean: Increasing returns, not diminishing returns </li></ul></ul>Clean Ideas as “base” for economy means a “sustainable” source; as the base increases, value and opportunity increase
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>CE Defined: Reversing the &quot;race to the bottom&quot; </li></ul></ul>Extractive Clean  
  15. 15. <ul><ul><li>CE Defined: Extractive Energy Economy vs. Clean Energy Economy </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>CE Defined: The Extractive Economy: Huge Potential Threat </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><ul><li>CE Defined: The Clean Economy: Huge Market Opportunity </li></ul></ul>“ Peak Oil” is not a question of “if” but “when…” This “gap” can be “filled” by energy efficiency and clean energy solutions
  18. 18. <ul><ul><li>The Clean Energy Economy </li></ul></ul>Policies Markets Reducing Risk Mobilizing Capital Technologies Source: NREL Innovations can occur in all three areas: Tech, Policy, & Markets Clean Energy Economic Growth
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>CE Defined: The Clean Energy Economy: Silver Buckshot </li></ul></ul>Finance Clean Energy Markets: Megawatts & Negawatts Generation: How do we create value propositions for increasing CE megawatts? Distribution: How do we accelerate the flow of CE megawatts through the grid? How do we increase the flow of clean fuels to end users? How do we build the market for clean energy vehicles? Efficiency: How do we build business models for marketing “negawattage?” How do we retrofit physical infrastructure to optimize energy usage?
  20. 20. 21st Century Tools for Clean Economic Development
  21. 21. For &quot;rich&quot; economies, networks of microgrids
  22. 22. For &quot;rich&quot; economies, networks of microgrids
  23. 23. For &quot;emerging economies,&quot; leveraging telecom
  24. 24. <ul><ul><li>21st Century Tools:  Visualization/Data and Social Media </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. 21st Century Tools: Innovation in Finance/Micro and Crowdsourcing
  26. 26. 21st Century Tools: Innovation in Policies- Munis and Local
  27. 27. 21st Century Tools- CleanWeb and BitCoinz
  28. 28. 21st Century Perspectives for Economic Reform: Biomimicry
  29. 29. To get the right answer, you must ask the right question....     ... how can we transform our &quot;cancerous&quot; activity to a system that will sustain us?
  30. 30. 21st Century Perspectives for Economic Reform: Biomimicry
  31. 31. Our only limit is that of our imagination...
  32. 32. Questions?   Alison Wise [email_address]
  33. 33. For more on Cleanweb - &quot;The next major step forward&quot; <ul><li>&quot;Cleanweb is the application of new information technology to our resource problems </li></ul><ul><li>It holds the promise of cleantech-size markets </li></ul><ul><li>with the speed and capital efficiency of web-based businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>The cleanweb will be the most important driver of cleantech innovation this decade.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>@sunilpaul                                       </li></ul><ul><li>       </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>