A Change of Climate > News > USC Dornsife. USC College graduate David Livingston will tackle energy, climate change and other environmental issues in Washington, D.C., with a fellowship from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Days after graduating from USC College in May, David Livingston flew to Honduras and spent a week in a small mountain community, his second trip to the region for outreach work. Moved by the extensive untouched landscape, he hiked further -- to a secluded waterfall. Locals told him he was the first non-native visitor they knew of to trek to the spot. 2010 CleanEnergy report121510. 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.
GreenEconomyScopeWork. 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. 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.
Green Technology (GreenTech) Clean Technology Market Research-Access Industry Trends, Business Statistics, Forecasts, Revenues, Technologies, Mailing Lists. The phrase “green technology” generally refers to the application of advanced systems and services to a wide variety of industry sectors in order to improve sustainability and efficiency.
These improvements could include: reduction of waste, spoilage and shrinkage; improvement of energy efficiency and energy conservation; creation of systems that are energy self-sustaining; the reduction of carbon emissions; a reduction in toxic waste and the emission of toxic gasses such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs); creation of products that are biodegradable; enhancement of water conservation and water quality; and promotion of the reuse and recycling of materials of all types. Determining the size of the green technology market is difficult at best. GreenEconomyScopeWork. The Future of CleanTech Patents. The number of U.S. patents granted for clean energy technology has recently dropped following a near 10-year period of growth.
In fact, according to the Brookings Institute, the number of CleanTech patents granted in the country fell by a whopping nine percent between 2014 and 2016. When the economy picks up and things shift again, energy patents should be able to move forward, but for now, the uncertainty with the current Trump administration has brought things to a complete standstill. White & Case Partner in Silicon Valley, Bijal Vakil sat down with IPWatchdog to discuss trends in clean technology innovation and the impact these trends may have on America’s sustainable future. He also shared insights on CleanTech priorities for the new administration and Congress in the coming year, the state of the U.S. patent system and its current effects on American innovation, and the future of CleanTech.
“As of late, we’ve seen a significant shift at the U.S. Amanda G. “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.
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.