Modern life is energy intensive and the demand for more energy is rising exponentially. At the same time, the need to combat climate change grows more pressing every day. Yet, the burden of meeting these demand lies with centralized power producers working in an industry that has not changed significantly in a century or more. The need for radical and rapid innovation in this area is obvious.
The science is clear the world must act quickly to mitigate the impact of climate change. Human activity is changing the composition of our atmosphere by releasing higher quantities of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. We do this through our energy and transportation systems, agriculture, and waste systems, among other activities.