Interview with Eduardo Tugendhat, Palladium
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) was established to promote South-South and triangular cooperation globally and within the UN system. UNOSSC enables developing countries to effectively face their development challenges and harness opportunities to address them.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) — The future is now, or at least it was on Sunday, June 11th in the UK. That’s because on that day, a combination of bright sunshine and blustery winds, along with nuclear generation, managed to provide a full 70% of the electricity being consumed that day. Even more significant, the energy mix produced the required kW-hours of energy while emitting less than 100 grams of CO2 for each one. That’s good enough to meet the ambitious target for the year 2030, whcih pretty well proves it can be done.
Of course, this signifies a big change, and big changes often have winners and losers. In Germany, for example, which took a bold leap into clean energy, there were serious financial impacts to traditional utility providers. Does a similar fate await utilities in the UK? After all, the UK has taken off the gloves, when it comes to renewables, with substantial investments in offshore wind as well as solar, and appears to be closing in on Germany in terms of generation capacity.
There is no doubt that the presence of solar and wind on the grid reduces prices and lowers demand. With variable pricing in place, we have seen moments when electricity prices have gone negative, meaning that power plants have actually had to pay people to use their electricity. This might be great for end users, but it can’t be good for the power plant operators. This has indeed been the German experience.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In the US more than half of the forests the country harbors are "working" forests, the term used for forests that are explored as sources of timber and raw material for paper production.
A linear economy does not consider the end of a product’s life. In the linear model, products and their components eventually wind up in landfill. Although we are currently in a linear economy, that is rapidly changing. What is emerging is a circular economy that considers the end of a product’s life so it can be put back into a supply chain. In a circular economy, waste just does not exist.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The mobile technology industry is dynamic, where the mobile phone has gone from being a status symbol to being technology that enables almost every interaction in our daily lives and, in some parts of the world, improving lives.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – What actually makes entrepreneurship grow? That’s probably the most important challenge in economics globally. In America, entrepreneurs and the businesses they start are at the very core of the economy. Startups and growing firms provide opportunities for workers and drives innovation forward.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The human drive to explore new possibilities has succeeded in raising living standards dramatically around the world. With a growing population, longer lives, rapidly changing lifestyles and new healthcare challenges, the need for innovation is constant. Responsible companies are now integrating global sustainability into their business strategy and drive for innovation.