Published on Nov 4, 2012
"We are living in one of the most exciting eras in human history. Arguably the greatest fundamental advance in technology, since humans learned to control fire, is occurring in our lifetimes. This paradigm shift will enable us to experience growth and security without destroying the finite resources our planet has given us. Global stability, democracy and rule of law depend on our evolving into a new energy era. Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar International, uses San Diego as ground zero to demonstrate that we do, in fact, have the money and the technology to lead through the coming century - not by brandishing destructive power but through leading with constructive power.
Why he's worth listening to:
Desmond Wheatley is an entrepreneur with global experience and vision. He has funded and founded several successful companies, lead publicly traded corporations and raised hundreds of millions of dollars in capital commitments in the US and Internationally. Now as a "reforming polluter" he leads a publicly traded Renewable Energy company. In this talk he shows that America can lead the world in the new energy century - but not without courage and the will to get it done."
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