Energy Efficiency: It’s Not the Technology, It’s Financing

Nov. 4, 2013
What is climate wealth and how does energy efficiency fit in? Listen to a podcast interview with Jigar Shah, author, “Creating Climate Wealth,” to find out.

Jigar Shah, Author, Creating Climate Wealth

We’ve got much of the technology needed to solve the climate crisis. What we need now is financing innovation, says Jigar Shah, author of “Creating Climate Wealth” in an interview with Lisa Cohn of EnergyEffficiencyMarkets.com. If we can break that barrier, we’ll create what he calls climate wealth. The founder of SunEdison and the former CEO of the Carbon War Room quotes the IEA, saying we need $10 trillion by 2020 to fight climate change. We’re on the path to invest $4.5 trillion. “We have the technology to meet the 2020 goal,” he says. “Many existing technologies are ready to be deployed.” What’s needed now is smart money, he says.

Listen to learn what smart money is, why many EE subsidies should be eliminated and why Shah’s plan would create wealth.

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About the Author

Kevin Normandeau | Publisher

Kevin is a veteran of the publishing industry having worked for brands like PC World, AOL, Network World, Data Center Knowledge and other business to business sites. He focuses on industry trends in the energy efficiency industry.

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