Energy: Are we on the verge of a new revolution?


Global Female Leaders 2016: Think Tank Academy

Moderator: Gonzalo Ruiz de Villa (GFT IT Consulting)

energy and prosperity


CCO Jacqueline Macou

Happy Holidays from Boston Dynamics

By John O'Neill, ( User:Jjron) - (wikimedia), CC0,

Windmill from

Three axis:

energy per capita

power per capita



  • transformation
  • transportation
  • storage
  • usage


The emerging middle class in developing countries


Working Paper No. 285 by Home Kharas (2010)

April 2016 Production Distribution in Spain

by @wikipolucion

The pillars of a new revolution?

Energy sources

Renovable energies

¿Private fusion energy?


Energy storage






Our analysis indicates that the price of a complete automotive lithium-ion battery pack could fall from $500 to $600 per kilowatt hour (kWh) today to about $200 per kWh by 2020 and to about $160 per kWh by 2025."

By Russell Hensley, John Newman, and Matt Rogers (McKinsey&Company) 2012

GM will be paying $145 per kilowatt-hour for li-ion cells entering 2016, and by the end of 2021, and a forward looking statement says $100 per kwh.

Tesla Model 3 reservations are >400k

And more manufacturers are following:




Smart grids & smarter cities

Internet of Things


“The stone age came to an end not for lack of stones
And the oil age will come to an end not for lack of oil”
— Sheikh Yamani, former Saudi Oil Minister

  • Are we really near a tipping point?
  • What rate of change can we expect?
  • Where will be the most significative impact on society?
  • How a more universal access to energy may benefit stalled and struggling countries?
  • Which are the biggest limiting factors?

CC0 SpaceX 

  • What are the roles of governments, private companies and society?

Global Female Leaders 2016

By Gonzalo Ruiz de Villa

Global Female Leaders 2016

Energy: Are we on the verge of a new revolution?

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