Sustainable EnergyThe Paris Agreement has been a catalyst, unifying most of the world's economies toward enacting policies in decarbonization and marching toward sustainable energy. In addition, during the last few years the following economic facts have made business models in sustainable energy actually doable:
The costs of wind and solar power continue to decline, making both technologies competitive with natural-gas-fired generation in some places, even without subsidies.
Grid operators tend to take power from wind and solar generators first, because wind and solar incur low marginal costs.
Though renewable power is intermittent, grid operators have proved to be surprisingly adept at adjusting to sudden fluctuations in renewable generation, even when renewables command a large share (up to 50%) of overall electricity generation.
Micro-grids have become much more affordable and self-sustaining.
Revenue models have become more standardized and robust.
Current WHATIF interests within the Sustainable Energy platform include the following:
USA - Application of a patented solid removal technology in tandem with: