2017 Starts Now: Tzeporah Berman On The Future Of Clean Energy [VIDEO]
China, for example, are manufacturing wind turbines every hour. In Spain, they have constructed a concentrated solar plant that effectively powers 250,000 homes per day. And, as she tells the audience, "last year was the first year in human history that the new investment in solar, in wind, in renewables globally—new electricity investment—exceeded the investment of oil, coal, [and] nuclear, combined." Despite seeming like an insurmountable challenge, it is possible to reduce, and even eliminate, our dependance on fossil fuels. The first step to making that happen is to engage with your political leaders. "Our governments react when they know that people care about these issues," Berman explains. And if the nation demands a cleaner future—the government will have no choice but to step up.
Berman is a leading voice for the clean energy movement. The author of This Crazy Time: Living Our Environmental Challenge, she provides groundbreaking research and consulting to companies and government agencies who want to pursue a more environmentally friendly future. Recently, she has focused her energies on policy regarding the oil sands and the Keystone pipeline debate. In this keynote, and others like it, Berman presents a compelling case for the shift away from fossil fuels and into a more sustainable energy system. Applicable both on the personal and corporate level, Berman provides practical advice on how you can lead your organization to a greener future.