Biofuels Google Energy

Published on October 11th, 2011 | by Adam Hurwitz

1

Re-generation: The Next Wave of Entrepreneurship is in Sustainability

October 11th, 2011 by  

U.S. as Global Innovators

 

“A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move towards higher levels.”- Albert Einstein

Our nation’s economic success has always been based on our technological superiority coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit: In the 1940’s, it was our superior infrastructure and distribution capabilities. In the 60’s and 70’s, we had an explosion of scientific revolutions through the “space race.” And in the late 80’s and 90’s, the technological revolution turned into the internet revolution.

IT Revolution

 

Internet

Before the IT revolution, our entrepreneurial spirit and technology reinvented our economy while having a degree of global impact. However, with the internet revolution, we created anew a much bigger phase of globalization that connected so many around the world, allowing them to collaborate and change economics, politics, military, and social affairs.

Regeneration

 

In 2011, there is no longer a debate regarding the five key issues of sustainability: energy supply and demand, petro-politics, climate change, energy poverty, and biodiversity loss. These issues are based on strong science and to bet against their effect on us is to “bet against 670,000 straight years of data, and to hope that we are going to get lucky this time,” as Caltech Energy Chemist Nate Lewis puts it.

In Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Thomas Friedman proclaims that these five key issues regarding sustainability reached their critical mass around the year 2000 and that: “December 31, 1999, was not simply the end of a century, not simply the end of a millennium, but the end of the period we called the common era — and that January 1, 2000, was actually the first day of a new era. It was day one, year one, of the Energy-Climate Era. It was 1 E.C.E.

–> Page 2: Entrepreneurship as a Solution For ET Revolution

 
 
Get CleanTechnica’s 1st (completely free) electric car report → “Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want.”
 
Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter.

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


About the Author

I am driven by an interest in entrepreneurship and technological solutions in sustainability. My passion to create and learn has led me from developing an apparel invention to researching sustainable solutions in the automotive industry.



Back to Top ↑
  • Advertisements

  • Top Posts & Pages

  • Cool Cleantech Events

    Low Voltage Electrification Event, April 25-27. Detroit, Michigan (US)
    Delve deep into the benefits and challenges associated with EV power supply.

    Offshore Wind Market Development USA, May 11-12, Boston, Massachusetts (US)
    Network and establish your business in one of North America’s largest energy industries.

    Energy Storage USA, June 15-16, San Diego, California (US)
    Only event in the United States focused exclusively on the commercialization of storage.

    More details are on: Cleantech Events.

  • Advertisement

  • CleanTechnica Electric Car Report

    Electric Cars Early Adopters First Followers
  • Tesla Model 3 Review by EVANNEX

    Tesla Model 3 Review from EVANNEX
  • Tesla Model 3 Exclusive Video

    Tesla Model 3 Video
  • Tesla Model 3 Exclusive Pictures

    Tesla Model 3 Video
  • Tesla Model X Review #1 (Video)

    Tesla Model X Review from new owners Zach Shahan
  • Tesla Model X Review #2 (Pictures)

    Tesla Model X Review from Kyle Field
  • Tesla Model S Long-Term Review

    Tesla Model S Long Term Review from Kyle Field
  • Nissan LEAF Long-Term Review

    Nissan LEAF Long Term Review from Cynthia Shahan
  • Interview with Michael Liebreich

    Interview with Michael Liebreich
  • Interview with Akon (Teslas & Solar)

    Interview with Akon Tesla Model S Tesla Model X Solar Power Africa
  • Interview with Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

    Interview with Dr Nawal Al-Hosany
  • Interview with Gro Brundtland

    Gro Brundtland
  • Interview with President of Iceland

    President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
  • Interview with Nick Sampson

    Faraday Future VP Nick Sampson
  • Interview with Dipal Barua

    Dipal Barua 1st ZFEP WInner
  • Interview with Jonathon Porritt

    Jonathon Porritt
  • Interview with Clint Wilder

    Interview with Clint Wilder
  • Interviews with Solar Impulse Pilots

    Bertrand Piccard Andre Borschberg
  • Check out more CleanTechnica Videos.

  • Join The Solar Revolution!

    Edison-solar-energy solar-energy-spill-nice-day
  • Cost of Solar Panels

    cost-of-solar-down
  • Search the IM Network


Shares