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The End of the Petrostate – How Electrification will Reshape the World

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Russia’s war in Ukraine has again brought the world face to face with the lose-lose dynamics of our dependence on fossil fuels for energy. The uneven distribution of fossil fuels resources and the ensuing wealth and power that accrues to a handful of individuals, corporations and states too often results in bad outcomes.

With autocrats invading sovereign nations with arms paid for by oil and gas revenues, and gigantic multinational oil and gas corporations using their immense profits to maintain the earth scorching status quo, its hard to avoid the conclusion that fossil fuels have corrupted our world. Add to that the aptly named “resource curse” where countries with fossil fuel resources usually end up poorer than their neighbors without them, and it’s time to switch to a clean energy dynamic for the 21st century.

Renewable energy and electrification offers a distributed, democratic, self sufficient alternative to the petrostate. The wind and sun reach every corner of the earth. For the first time, formerly energy challenged countries can be energy producers by constructing cost effective solar farms and wind turbines. Even individuals can be nearly energy independent by installing solar panels on their roofs and powering their homes with efficient electric appliances.

Join the Electrify Coalition as we explore the potential of renewable energy and electrification to end the petrostate and change the global balance of energy power. We’ll discuss the rapid pace of change in energy generation globally and the latest estimates on how quickly we might achieve an end to our reliance on fossil fuels and the corrupting power that comes with this limited resource.

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