Les Hamasaki 2016-02-06 02:32:49
Infinite free energy lies in the world’s grains of sand – silicon - - and the stream of light from the sun above. These sources of infinite free energy are accelerating the end of the fossil fuel age and, with that, the long global conflict over oil. The world is transitioning from the Industrial Revolution powered with coal and oil to the Green Digital Revolution powered with solar energy and empowered by Information Technology (IT). Central to this will be the success of the UN-coordinated global climate conference in Paris in December, COP 21, where 195 countries signed the Climate Change Accord 21 to keep global temperatures "well below" 2.0C (3.6F) above pre-industrial times and "endeavor to limit" them even more, to 1.5C, and to limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil, and oceans can absorb naturally, beginning at some point between 2050 and 2100. The World’s nations have now, in effect, agreed to halve their carbon emissions by 2030, making the next decade and a half the true beginning of this major transition and of the end of large-scale fossil fuel use during the – hopefully early! -- 21st century. Dr. Kent Moor, author of “Total Domination: Ride Solar’s $48 Trillion Energy Revolution” and energy policy advisor to nine major oil companies, along with the U.S. State Department and 29 other governments around the world, predicts the virtual end of fossil energy by 2030 along with a dramatic rise from solar energy’s current market share of 1% of the global energy market. Dr. Moor cites a number of reasons for a “nighttime solar” to “reverse sunlight” solar, from solar roads to ultra-thin and flexible solar cells to wrap onto glassclad high-rise buildings, and a range of other new forms of an optimistic “green electron future,” including emerging technologies from lithium ion battery storage to affordable electric vehicles, from solar paint to liquid “solar energy in a jug,” and many other imaginative applications of solar electricity. President Obama, the leader of the world’s largest economy and largest polluter, and Governor Jerry Brown of California, the world’s eighth largest economy if it were a country (after #7 Brazil and before #9 Russia), will lead the world in its transition from today’s “gray economy” to the 21st-century green economy needed to create a sustainable global future. California is positioned to become the world’s subnational green power leader and a pacesetter for governments everywhere to emulate. California is the birthplace of the information technology revolution headquartered in Silicon Valley, and a notable center for solar and wind energy in the Inland Empire. The Inland Empire, both Riverside and San Bernardino counties, will be the “Green Silicon Valley” – a geographic nexus whose IT and solar and wind technologies will empower the region to export solar and wind power to the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego, enabling them to meet their Renewable Portfolio Standard requirement of 50% by 2030. We are at the dawn of a Green Digital Revolution and a new Solar Century that will create a sustainable and more peaceful global future as it brings the end of fossil energy and global conflict over oil. All the right players and partners are advocating for this future with their money, investing billions of dollars to fuel the change from dirty to green electrons. The Golden State will thrive as the global epicenter for green innovation powered with the infinite energy of the sun, and the creativity and commitment of its people.
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