December 24th, 2020
A Brighter Future for Energy
An industrial transition is underwayNo webinar this week
PERSONALIZING ENERGY CONSUMPTION. Energy regulation is increasingly personal. Few subjects are commanding as much attention as the plight of energy except Covid - and of course whether Trump stays or goes. Energy fuels industry and the global economy.
Energy is core to work and our mobile, independent lifestyles. In fact, it is so important - particularly oil and gas, as to warrant public ownership. North America is the exception - though Canada under Pierre Trudeau tried top down and failed to nationalize carbon for energy assets. His son - Justin, today is trying bottom up by instituting a national carbon tax, penalizing the personal consumption of carbon.
Today managing energy is economically complex and socially very personal. The impact of the forces and sources of change on energy are so massive and disruptive as to cause an industrial "transition" of the energy industry - thinking global and acting personal:
That a transition is underway is beyond dispute. The issue now is one of the rate of change and associated tactics. For more read Peter Tertzakian's recent article HERE and a contrarian's view of the role of wind and solar HERE and why I am not alone in continuing to monitor the most disruptive force of all, achieving fusion ignition HERE.
Be safe and enjoy the holidays. We look forward to reconnecting next week.
Dec 18th webinar. I hope you enjoyed last week's webinar exploring THE DIGTAL ECONOMY The webinar is posted HERE and features discussions of improving video conferencing by Sharon MacLean, accounting for intangible assets by Joe Batty, and issues of data ownership by Kelly O'Neill
Economic Resilience is being tested and will be critical for the economy to recover from Covid and the lockdown. Alberta - Canada's energy capital, is a case in point. Its resilience has been weak and in the face of Covid, has weakened future. But the impact varies and there are signs that it's innovation ecosystem - essential for the growth of small business and achieving economic resilience, is improving. Check out the status of Alberta's economic resilience for it's regions and economic sectors since 2015 HERE
The scripts for each episode including graphs can be ordered HERE
If your jurisdiction is interested in assessing the status of it's economic resilience and the effectiveness of it's innovation ecosystem, please reply HERE