How to Save a Planet - On a Budget
How can we drive progress to a clean energy economy when governments are broke and investment is scarce?
For those concerned about the planet's well-being, it's one of the crucial questions of our time, one that may have implications for our environment for generations. In a time of financial scarcity, our goal is to figure out how companies and governments can shift to greener, cleaner consumption of energy, and, most importantly, how they will pay for the infrastructure projects that are essential to limiting our output of climate change-causing greenhouse gases.
To that end, we conversed with a diverse group of experts and examined case studies that describe viable solutions to our climate crisis in the midst of an economic crisis, covering:
- Paying the true cost of energy through carbon pricing
- Can carbon markets drive green innovation and infrastructure?
- Public-private cooperation for a greener economy
- The economic case for green infrastructure
- Cleantech startups and the venture capital funding climate
- Federal policy and cleantech
- Janet Peace, C2ES
- Will Coleman, Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
- Thiemo Gropp, co-founder, DESERTEC Foundation
- Andrew Carman, Head of Americas for Project & Structured Finance Infrastructure, Cities and Industry team at Siemens Financial Services
- Jo Danko, Global Director for Sustainable Solutions, CH2M HILL
- Lucas Merrill Brown, Rhodes Scholar, Oxford
- Kirk Edelman, President and CEO, Siemens Financial Services U.S
- Lane Burt, Technical Policy Director, USGBC
- Lee Thiessen, Executive Director for Climate Change Policy and British Columbia's Climate Action Secretariat
- Dan Shugar, CEO, Solaria
- Scott Anderson, VerdeStrategy