The climate summit in Paris has already begun to allow ourselves to be the first owners, but also the first initiatives in pursuit of a model and energy consumption focused on reducing the effects of global warming. That has been the opportunity of Bill Gates, philanthropist, and former magnate of the technology, thanks to his role as co-founder of Microsoft, to raise the project Mission Innovation, proposes to unite the public sector, and the private sector, towards the search of an energy model, clean, and economic. What we are faced with a utopia, or a movement of your face to the gallery? Or do you really this initiative can achieve significant breakthroughs towards a sustainable energy model?
To Bill Gates, the fight against climate change must not be at odds with the search for such a model is more energy economical that may help improve the life in the most disadvantaged regions of the world.
Bill Gates is that, with forgiveness, would dub it like a man disgustingly rich. Tops the Forbes list of the richest in the world, ahead of Carlos Sim, Warren Buffet, and Amancio Ortega. But, along with his wife Melinda, is also one of the people who invest every year (in the order of hundreds and thousands of million) in charitable causes such as ending hunger in the world, with the initiatives arising from its own foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Maybe that’s why Bill Gates present your plan, Mission Innovation, especially, as an initiative to produce energy in a sustainable way, and economic and recognizing that, if you could reduce the cost of a single well to contribute to improving the lives of the most disadvantaged, that good would be the energy.
we Look to the goods that we consume, a mobile phone, a personal computer, a tv with a screen huge, a car, and perhaps look at his price, but not the energy required for their production. As citizens of the first world, our life is based on consuming energy in all the activities that we perform, energy to move, energy to lead a comfortable and secure life. The big problem is that a good part of that energy comes from sources us renewable, fossil fuels that contribute to global warming these days is in the centre of the debates of the congress of Paris.
The proposal of Bill Gates passes by a global response, involving governments and the private sector to accelerate the development of advances in energy. That economy of scale, that common research, which aims to implement channels to share progress and information, it is in the fund a cause almost altruistic (remember how important it has been historically for a company, or to a country, save with zeal their progress in terms of energy) to accelerate the advances that lead us to a new energy model clean, sustainable, and at the same time more economic.
do Not search for him. Spain currently has not entered into this initiative.
The first step will be ask to each participating country in the project to double its investment in research and development of technologies related to energy research, and infrastructure, throughout the five years. They have already committed to do so the governments of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, United Arab Emirates and the united States. the united States, the nation with the most investment in this field, you will spend 5,000 million dollars a year, to 10,000 million dollars from now until the year 2020.
The second step, support the investments of private bodies, and to do that the big corporations to invest in a common project to fund advances. Among the investors already committed, they are Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Richard Branson (Virgin Group), Jack Ma (Alibaba Group), Ratan Tata and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), among others.
investments iran aimed, above all, the development of systems of generation and storage, electric, transportation, industrial technologies, and agriculture, and development of systems of energy efficiency.
On whether it will forward this ambitious project, maybe we are out of questions very soon. For the moment, the initiative presented by Bill Gates has secured the commitment of a good number of countries, and the support of some corporations that are really important.
At the beginning of 2016 will be held its first meeting to establish channels of exchange of information and investments. And begin to make decisions about the areas in which work to contribute to a sustainable energy model, and clean.
Source: Mission Innovation