Clean disruption of energy and transportation : how Silicon Valley will make oil, nuclear, natural gas, coal, electric utilities and conventional cars obsolete by 2030

by Seba, Tony,

Format: Print Book 2014
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The industrial age of energy and transportation will be over by 2030. Maybe before. Exponentially improving technologies such as solar, electric vehicles, and autonomous (self-driving) cars will disrupt and sweep away the energy and transportation industries as we know it. The Stone Age did not end because we ran out of rocks. It ended because a disruptive technology ushered in the Bronze Age. The era of centralized, command-and-control, extraction-resource-based energy sources (oil, gas, coal and nuclear) will not end because we run out of petroleum, natural gas, coal, or uranium. It will end because these energy sources, the business models they employ, and the products that sustain them will be disrupted by superior technologies, product architectures, and business models. The same Silicon Valley ecosystem that created bit-based technologies that have disrupted atom-based industries is now creating bit- and electron-based technologies that will disrupt atom-based energy industries. This is a technology-based disruption reminiscent of how the cell phone, Internet, and personal computer swept away industries such as landline telephony, publishing, and mainframe computers. Just like those technology disruptions flipped the architecture of information and brought abundant, cheap and participatory information, the clean disruption will flip the architecture of energy and bring abundant, cheap and participatory energy. Just like those previous technology disruptions, the clean disruption is inevitable and will be swift. The industrial age of energy and transportation is already giving way to an information technology and knowledge-based energy and transportation era.
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Subjects Clean energy industries -- United States.
Clean energy investment -- United States.
Renewable energy sources -- Capital investments.
Publisher Silicon Valley, Calif., USA :Clean Planet Ventures,2014
Edition First beta edition.
Language English
Notes "June 15, 2014."
Description xii, 277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-274).
ISBN 9780692210536
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