Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are renewable (naturally replenished). Can we survive without oil? Will we finally have technological break-thorughs in alternative fuels, eco-friendly products, and a sustainable future? Start by watching the CNBC Executive Vision about Energy in the modern day and pick up a Solio Solar Charger that can power over 3200 mobile devices with the power of the sun.
CNBC Executive Vision - Episode 5
From the industrial revolution to the modern day, energy has propelled us farther than ever before, but currently the energy industry is going through a change that is leaving leaders to adapt and reinvent their business models.
In this episode CNBC explored the following leadership themes:
- Leading a shift to alternative energy
- Innovating to reduce our dependence on foreign oil
- Stabilizing an industry that can be volatile
- Aligning global interests
T. Boon Pickens is the oracle of oil, a self-made billionaire who earned his fortune in crude. Now he’s become a somewhat unlikely environmental crusader on a mission to replace our use of oil with wind and natural gas.
As CEO of SunEdison, Jigar Shah invented the pay-as-you-go solar business model enabling hundreds of companies to go green, and see green too. Now CEO of Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, Shah is advancing renewable energy solutions.
Here is a quick segment on going nuclear from CNBC's Executive Vision five-part series: