Energy industry trends by Futurist conference keynote speaker Patrick Dixon. Oil, gas, coal, biofuels, geothermal, wind, wave, solar power generation. Energy prices, oil price forecasts and renewable energy growth. Green technology, energy savings, subsidies, regulations. Pollution and environment. Global warming, CO2 emissions, climate change, carbon trading, carbon capture and carbon taxes. Energy companies and power generation for rural areas, cities, nations. Smart grids, peak oil and energy capacity. Energy conservation, energy saving, air conditioning and heating systems. Future of real estate construction and improving energy efficiency. Oil companies, shipping, logistics, distribution. Sustainagility book on sustainable business and sustainability issues.
Lecture 3: SustainAgility, climate change and crazy biofuels policy
httpwww.globalchange.comsustainagility.htm Sustainability and global economic growth, climate change and global warming. Book SustanAgility. Limits to water, food, minerals, energy and natural resources. Scandal of biofuels policy converting food into biodiesel or ethanol for vehicles cars aviation. Challenge of demographics and population growth, plus growth of economy in emerging nations. Africa and Asia urbanisation into megacities with huge infrastructure challenges. Global warming science is it correct? Truth about carbon dioxide and global temperature records. Ice cap gas analysis and future predictions for sea level rises, glacier melting, break up of ice caps, changes in Antactica and North Pole. Energy saving innovation and new business opportunities. Electric vehicles, low energy street lighting, carbon capture and sequestration, nuclear fusion, solar, wind, wave and tidal power generation. Changes in EU and US regulation on use of biofuels. Energy subsidies and government policy conforming with Kyoto commitments. Lecture by physician and futurist keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon for 2008 Stein Am Rhein leadership summit - facilitated by Professor Prabhu Guptara.