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How to harness abundant, clean energy for 10 billion people | Julio Friedmann

Nov 30, 2023
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Physicist Julio Friedmann discusses the infrastructure, innovation, and investment needed to provide energy for 10 billion people. He shares case studies from Chile's supply chain partnership with Japan and Namibia's clean hydrogen production. The podcast explores the challenges and importance of abundant, sustainable, and cheap energy, as well as systemic investment mechanisms for harnessing clean energy and promoting sustainable development.
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  • Developing countries possess the potential to be energy superpowers and play a vital role in meeting global energy demands.
  • Infrastructure, innovation, and investment are crucial for achieving abundant, sustainable, and cheap energy for all.

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The Potential of the Global South

The speaker highlights that the global south, often seen as future climate victims, actually possesses the potential to be energy superpowers. He emphasizes the need for abundant, sustainable, and cheap energy to power the planet. Specific examples like Chile, with its abundant hydro, solar, and wind resources, and Kenya, with its productive wind farm and geothermal program, demonstrate the progress being made in harnessing this potential.

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