The results of climate change are having an impact on the world around us. More extreme temperatures have caused disastrous weather events, occurring with greater strength and frequency than ever before. What can be done to avoid even greater catastrophe? Hal Harvey’s TEDx presentation focuses on progress, with clean energy as a promising solution: as the technology improves, prices come down and usage goes up.
In his presentation at the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival, Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey describes the consequences of climate change and the opportunities for a low-carbon future. Higher temperatures and more extreme weather has already affected millions of people, and threatens irreversible damage. But there is hope to reverse this trend if we take action to manage fossil fuel use, expand energy efficiency, and accelerate renewable energy.
A confluence of factors – new and inexpensive technologies, declining electricity demand, and increased climate change action – will radically change in the utility business model. Utilities must evolve from electricity suppliers to service providers, and they ought to be rewarded based on reliability, affordability and environmental performance. Click here to watch the Q&A session following the presentation.