Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment by Ron Pernick

By Ron Pernick

While giants corresponding to GE, Toyota, and Sharp and funding organisations corresponding to Goldman Sachs are making multibillion-dollar investments in fresh know-how, the message is apparent. constructing fresh applied sciences is not any longer a social factor championed via environmentalists; it is a beneficial firm relocating solidly into the company mainstream. in truth, because the economic system faces exceptional demanding situations from excessive power costs, source shortages, and international environmental and safeguard threats, fresh tech-technologies designed to supply stronger functionality at a cheaper price whereas growing considerably much less waste than traditional offerings-promises to be the subsequent engine of monetary development. within the fresh Tech Revolution, authors Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder determine the most important forces that experience driven fresh tech from back-to-the-earth utopian dream to its present revolution one of the internal circles of company boardrooms, on Wall road buying and selling flooring, and in govt workplaces around the world. through highlighting 8 significant clean-tech sectors-solar strength, wind strength, biofuels and biomaterials, eco-friendly constructions, own transportation, the shrewdpermanent grid, cellular purposes, and water filtration-they discover how traders, marketers, and contributors can make the most of this subsequent wave of technological innovation. Pernick and Wilder shine the highlight at the winners between applied sciences, businesses, and areas which are prone to obtain the best advantages from fresh tech-and they convey you why the time to behave is now. Groundbreaking and authoritative, The fresh Tech Revolution is the must-read ebook to appreciate and cash in on the cleantechnologies which are reshaping our fast-changing global.

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Military is at the leading edge of investing in and deploying a range of these technologies. The Pentagon’s vast funding arsenal clearly spells big business opportunities in mobile clean tech. • Water filtration. Although the earth has plenty of water, clean and potable water is becoming increasingly scarce. And while energy security is currently capturing the media’s attention and attracting significant pools of capital, water will not be far behind. In places such as Israel and Singapore, new forms of desalination technology are converting saltwater to tap water.

That makes sense for rural areas,” he says. ” But make no mistake, it’s a very challenging business. Lack of infrastructure in remote areas may create the opportunity for off-grid technologies such as solar power, but it also has a major downside. “It’s not just a matter of whether the on-site technology can work,” says Navigant Consulting managing consultant Shannon Graham. “Is the infrastructure there to support it, in terms of repair, maintenance, parts? I knew of providers in Mexico who would literally fly in to a rural airstrip from Mexico City, drop off and install PV panels, fly out, and never come back.

Corporations. We delve into the investments in clean-tech research, development, and deployment being made by some of the world’s largest multinationals and explain how their commitments to clean technology are reconfiguring the business landscape. • Governments. We show how governments at the regional, state, and national level can focus their time and money to become clean-tech revolutionaries—in the process creating jobs, building robust economies, and positioning themselves for the future.

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