Mitigating climate change is a race against time, requiring “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” according to the IPCC, who says we need to halve global emissions by 2030. But Tom Dinwoodie of Epic Institute believes that this kind of rapid change actually isn’t unprecedented, In the past, technology like electricity, automobiles, aviation, television, computers, and the internet went from being expensive and niche to being used worldwide in just a few decades.
In this episode, the Climate Now podcast talks with Tom and John Witchel, CEO of King Energy. Tom explains why he thinks clean energy technologies like wind and solar are on a similar path of exponential growth. John provides a ‘boots-on-the-ground’ perspective of how these renewable energy industries are changing, focusing on his company’s work of incentivizing rooftop solar installation in multi-tenant commercial buildings, He goes on to explain why the capitalistic and innovative spirit of industry might just provide the rapid and unprecedented change we so critically need.
Source: Climate Now, https://climatenow.com/