The chief sustainability executives of Ericsson and SAP, Elaine Weidman-Grunewald and Peter Graf, explain what a great effect the information and communications industries can have on clean energy and emissions.
On May 21st, his first day in office, the new US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said he was open to the possibility of exporting LNG around the world. Here is his Energy Opportunities interview from 2011 in which he discusses the need for more use of gas in the United States so that carbon emissions can be cut substantially.
Ken Hickson, Chairman and CEO - Sustain Ability Showcase Asia, participated in the 2012 Singapore brainstorm event and gives his thoughts on the topics discussed.
Dr. Gal Luft, Co-Director - Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, looks at the choices for diversifying Asia's fuel usage.
It is common knowledge that shale gas, or fracking, has transformed the energy landscape in America. The widespread rollout of fracking has lowered natural gas prices and given the US an abundant supply. So much so that it is now exporting excess supplies to other countries. But in Europe, where a safety first approach has been adopted, progress has been slow and hindered by environmental concerns. As Europe ponders whether to embrace shale gas let’s take a look at the American story as it offers plenty of food for thought for policy makers and environmentalists.
Christophe Frei provides his view on Europe’s energy future.
Nithi Neseadurai, President - Environmental Protection Society Malayasia, gives his thoughts on the Kuala Lumpur Brainstorm event.
Consumption and trade in natural gas in East and Northeast Asia has risen extremely fast over the last two decades. Several countries have already emerged as major participants in this Asian gas story; but the existing patterns of trade and production are by no means fixed and could be radically altered by economic, political and environmental events.
Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow, illustrates the challenges created by Asia's demand for fossil fuels.
Fusion energy has been promised for 60 years, but Steven Cowley, CEO of the UK Nuclear Energy Authority and principle investigator at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy believes that this technology is just around the corner. Cowley oversees the UK's fusion research programme, including the MAST experiment. Culham also hosts the European-wide JET facility, which has recently been upgraded and is now running fusion bursts of 30 seconds 10-12 times a day.
A power plant-scale device (ITER) is due to be built in France in the near future on the basis of these experiments.