Forget ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’

Really interesting interview from The Atlantic with Saul Griffith, entrepreneur and author of Electrify Everything.

Humanity’s existential crisis is straightforward. The world is getting richer, richer people use more energy, and the planet’s most popular sources of energy—such as coal, oil, and wood—are slowly cooking the biosphere.

Saul Griffith, an entrepreneur and MacArthur Grant recipient, has a solution that is similarly straightforward. We have to electrify everything that we do. And we have to power the electrification of modern life with zero-carbon sources such as solar, wind, and nuclear. This clean-energy shift would not only power the world, but also disempower autocrats like Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who uses his country’s natural gas and coal exports to threaten his trading partners as he wages war against his neighbors.

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