Energy Transitions and the Circular Economy

Guest: 
Clark Miller
Date: 
11/17/2016

Clark Miller talks with Heather Ross and Andrew Maynard about Energy Transitions and the Circular Economy. This is the 4th episode of the 5-part futurethink series: Innovation, Society, and the Circular Economy for the 2016 Disruptive Innovation Festival.

Show Notes
Guest, Clark Miller: webapp4.asu.edu/directory/person/977682

• Check out the Disruptive Innovation Festival at www.thinkdif.co/

• Recycling requires enormous amount of energy and is cost-prohibitive. Can an energy transition make it more efficient? Read more: www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2015/10…ink-how-we-recycle

• Developers are bidding record-breaking low prices at a new plant planned for the Middle East. Read more about it: fortune.com/2016/09/19/world-re…ar-price-abu-dhabi/

• People being hard hit by energy transition played a significant role in this past election. What compelled coal workers during the election? Read more : www.usatoday.com/story/news/polit…-trump/93235678/

•Heather discusses the Clay Christensen model of disruption and what it means in energy transitions. Read more: hbr.org/2015/12/what-is-disruptive-innovation

•Innovation doesn’t always have to be transformative all at once. We can promote idea of incremental innovation so that people’s livelihoods are not disrupted. Read more: www.wired.com/insights/2013/11/t…mental-innovation/