I'm a Futurist on the journey from Ego to Eco, Author of 5 books (see below), and a global keynote speaker and strategist on media, social technologies, communications, sustainability, and 'Green Futures'. My main site and Futurist blog is at www.futuristgerd.com I am also the CEO of http://www.thefuturesagency.com Here, I focus on green future scenarios and green business trends, sustainable economics and what has been termed Natural Capitalism, as well as on renewable and networked energy and the idea of adapting internet, networked-society principles to the planet's most urgent climate and environment issues. In the near future, this will also become the home of the GreenFuturists group - stay tuned!
$2.2 trillion: The size of the "climate economy" by 2020 according to the bank HSBC
$372 billion: China's budget for energy conservation and anti-pollution measures over the next few years
$260 billion: Global clean energy investment in 2011
$109 billion: Saudi Arabia's planned investment in its solar industry over 20 years
50 percent: The portion of Germany's entire electric demand satisfied by solar energy during one sunny day in May, a world record