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The standout feature of the Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum that I presented at earlier this year was its focus on action. This manifested itself in many ways, but one impressive segment really provided a “wow” moment. With a huge room filled with cleantech experts from other cities, countries, businesses, nonprofit organizations, utilities, etc., Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Deputy City Manager Sadhu Johnston sat down with notepads on a stage and simply took notes of advice for ~30 minutes. In particular, they were looking at advice for how to achieve Vancouver’s just-designated goal to switch to 100% renewable energy (yes, energy, not just electricity). Have a listen….

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA], NIO [NIO], Xpeng [XPEV], Ford [F], ChargePoint [CHPT], Amazon [AMZN], Piedmont Lithium [PLL], Lithium Americas [LAC], Albemarle Corporation [ALB], Nouveau Monde Graphite [NMGRF], Talon Metals [TLOFF], Arclight Clean Transition Corp [ACTC], and Starbucks [SBUX]. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort.

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