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Trends in Clean Technology. Driving Innovation and Growth Date: Time: Location: Reservations Required: October 23, 2014 7:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 65 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago, IL 60604 Global Midwest Alliance, founder of Midwest Clean Tech and the Private Sector Liaison Office to the World Bank Group, invites you to our final program in the 2014 Innovation, Growth and Globalization Series.

Trends in Clean Technology

The Clean Tech Program Innovative technologies across clean tech sectors have boomed in recent years, responding to universal resource constraints world-wide. This program will focus on new developments across clean tech, showcasing new competitors in the field. Polsinelli Innovation Competition The Polsinelli Innovation Competition, an innovation competition in its sixth year, has established itself as a recognizable contributor, successfully supporting and fostering new technologies across the Midwest region. Seats are limited. Featuring the Polsinelli Innovation Competition About Our Sponsors. Trends in Clean Technology Transfer. A new report on technology transfer, “Advancing technology transfer for climate changemitigation,” examines the international governance of technologytransfer, the performance of different instruments in delivering newtechnologies and proposals aiming at increased technology transfer.

Trends in Clean Technology Transfer

The study also examines a number of critical conditions fortechnology oriented treaties that can effectively promote technologytransfer – both within or outside the UNFCCC framework – in two technology spheres:carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies and energy-efficiencyapplications within the building sector. Image: Intellectual Property – Ownership Concentration for Clean Technology Source Related EPRI launches Clean Energy Incubator Network with NREL and DoE The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will convene a meeting in Washington D.C. on Feb. 11 of the Clean Energy Incubator Network, a national organization created with $2.3 million in funding by EPRI, the U.S. February 5, 2015.

Current Trends in Clean Technology Investments – I'm Jacek. No doubt about it, clean technology is growing, not only due to government and internationally set renewable energy targets such as the 2020, Kyoto, etc… but also because it’s simply something that we need to implement in order not to completely botch up this little planet of ours. However, as with anything there are current trends in the sector, and it’s sub specializations. Today we look at the current trends in clean-tech and talk a little about what is currently hot and where is the outlook. Solar The solar sector is currently seeing a price war, with the average currently at approximately $1.50/watt, and most manufacturing coming out of China, western companies are having difficulties competing on price.

However, company’s such as US’s BioSolar and Brazil’s Heliotek are currently developing organic solar panels that if they work should bring the price down to $0.50/watt. The future in solar is predominantly on two fronts, 1. Energy Accumulation / Fuel Cells / Batteries Waste to Energy. 2010 CleanEnergy report121510. “Challenges and Opportunities for a Clean Technology Revolution: A Venture Capital Perspective” by Varun Mehra – Aleph. Introduction Climate change and global warming have put markets, governments, and society in a unique yet pressing situation; standing idly by as carbon emissions and pollution externalities exacerbate current climate conditions is not a viable solution to economic prosperity.

“Challenges and Opportunities for a Clean Technology Revolution: A Venture Capital Perspective” by Varun Mehra – Aleph

However, there does not need to be a negative correlation between environmental degradation and GDP growth. In order to meet the needs of rising populations, markets must rethink their energy dependence and move towards achieving low-carbon growth. If one looks at the major source of energy in today’s world, it took an enormous amount of time, policy implementation, and infrastructure development for coal and oil to receive significant slices of America’s energy pie.

To give an example, increased prices caused by the 1973 Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries oil embargo forced firms and institutions to make forward-thinking economic decisions and increase research and development. Source: Third Way Ms. Study predicts world economy unlikely to stop relying on fossil fuels.

On the heels of last year’s historic climate agreement in Paris, a new study concludes that fossil fuel consumption is likely to grow without clear and decisive global action to put an adequate price on carbon dioxide emissions and increased clean energy technology. [view:story=block_1] “The Paris agreement laid out a dramatic new vision, but there is still much work to be done to turn that broad outline into the concrete climate policy changes around the globe that are needed to reduce fossil fuel consumption and the odds of disruptive climate change,” said Prof.

Michael Greenstone, a study co-author and director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. “But one thing is clear: Counting on the fickle finger of fate to point the way to cheaper low-carbon energy sources, without market and policy forces pushing us there, mistakes hope for a strategy.” The economists explored whether market forces alone would cause a reduction in fossil fuel supply or demand.