EFFICIENCY + TECHNOLOGY
Rapid innovation in energy efficiency
technologies has created a consumerist,
Society balances delicately with
ever-increasing reliance on new technology
to mitigate continuing climate change.
High carbon prices mean businesses sell services
rather than products.
Car ownership is prohibitive but public transport is
A 'share with your neighbour' ethos exists and global
carbon emissions decline for the first year in history
People rethink what a fulfilling life means.
Meaningful jobs are valued and stronger
links with local communities are cultivated.
People are attracted to simplicity and
focus much more on quality of life than
ENVIRONMENTAL WAR ECONOMY
Governments leave it too late and are forced
to rationalise whole sectors and take control
of citizens' lives.
Environmental refugees must find countries
willing to accommodate them. GHGs begin to
decline, but at great cost to civil liberty.
The world is divided into protectionist blocs.
Countries wage war over scarce resources
such as water.
Communities are divided and terrorists
take advantage of the flux, targeting
“the cull during this century is
going to be huge, up to 90%.
The number of people
remaining at the end of
the century will probably
be a billion or less.”
“If we burn all the coal, we might kick
in a runaway greenhouse effect ...
if we burn all the tar shale and
tar sands we definitely will ... leading
to the Venus Syndrome.
Caps aren’t going to work – we need
a Carbon tax”
source: Hansen, Nasa
Are we finally moving to
a post-capitalist society?
“capitalism is not up to the challenge
... it improperly and systemically
undervalues the future ... it has
become a kind of multi-generational
... we need a Carbon tax”
DO MORE OF
SERVICES NOT PRODUCTS
THINGS TO EXPLORE REFRAMING VALUE
EU POLICY STACK
Climate Change Bill
= 30min monitoring
Carbon Reduction Commitment = mandatory purchases
(>6GWh or >£500k/yr)
We are moving to an economic age
where we need to start obeying
the first law of thermodynamics*
quot;Energy can be transformed (changed from one form to another), but it can neither be created nor destroyed.quot;
20 largest cities use 75% of world's energy
500m+ people will migrate to cities in <5yr
Future = many, smaller cities
“Countries as cities”?
There is no time left for closed systems
i/o models of everything
Democratization of energy
Data. All the data.
citizens + things
Data. All the data.
travel + transport
fuel + water + waste
“unifying monitoring, measuring, and managing rural environments,
rural to urban interconnects, and urban environments”
“95% of people are interested in receiving detailed
information on their energy use”
quot;If Edison would wake up today and look
at the grid he'd say 'that's where I left itquot;
“Data on your personal energy use belongs
to you ... in a standard, non-proprietary format”
Tim Berners-Lee on “unlock all your raw data”
Tim O'Reilly on “instrumenting the world”
Standards-Public Carbon/Energy Consultancies Buildings
DECC (UK Government)
Travel & Transportation
Software/SaaS & Dopplr
The Guardian Data Store Carbonmetrics
MakeMeSustainable Julies Bicycle
The Climate Group Special Projects