One Cent Energy
There is an upside to our future that is often overlooked by the eminent destruction of runaway greenhouse gas emissions caused by our addition to oil and coal? What if we painted a picture of a prosperous world with omnipresent substantially cheaper energy instead? Rather than accepting a future of chaos and destruction, why not picture a prosperous world that is attainable with cheap energy? It is more than reasonable to assume that the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) from clean energy sources will be $0.01/kWh in the near future, eliminating the need for dirty coal fired plants (that produce energy for $0.04/kWh at best). Cheap energy will lead to products being one-fifth their current cost and reduce transportation to at least one-third its current cost.
Philosophically, we believe in prosperity rather than austerity. Belt tightening won’t save the world. A short VIDEO describes our perspective. The Anthropocene Institute is supporting all innovations capable of enabling One Cent Clean Energy ($0.01 / kWh LCOE unsubsidized). These include: