Reinventing Fire - A Superefficient, Renewable, Profitable U.S. and China
Energy, Environment & Sustainability
12:00-2:00pm. The transition to an efficient and clean global energy future cannot happen without leadership from both China and the United States. Together, the two nations account for about 38% of global energy use and 43% of global energy-related CO2 emissions.
Today, China is experiencing staggering growth in energy production and consumption, recently surpassing the U.S. to become the world's largest gross energy consumer and CO2 emitter (although the U.S. still leads those categories in per-capita calculations). The country is also now the world's largest energy consumer, burning 4.05 billion tons of coal in 2012—more than the rest of the world combined.
Amory will map the pathways for running a 158%-bigger U.S. economy in 2050 but needing no oil, no coal, and no nuclear energy. Excluding carbon emissions and all other externalities, the net present value would be USD 5 trillion more favourable than business-as-usual. He will also explain how China could overcome energy insecurity, carbon, and pollution traps to innovate new energy solutions.
First 15-20 minutes is for networking Lunch included Corporate Table for this event (10-11pax)
Hosted by the Energy Committee and the Environmen t Committee
Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong Board Room 6 (Mezzanine Floor) 1 Harbour Road Wan Chai, Hong Kong