Back in the spring of 2014 I was teaching a course at Stanford called “Clean Energy and Transportation – Market and Investment Opportunities” and wrapping up my latest book “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation”.
In the course, I dissected the energy and transportation industries and showed how they were being disrupted by a combination of exponentially improving technologies such as solar PV, electric vehicles, self-driving cars, and smart energy devices; as well as business model innovation and product innovations. I showed how the architecture of energy was being turned on its head like the publishing industry’s architecture had been a decade earlier.
Many students, a cross-section of Silicon Valley professionals, asked me why this material was not being covered by the mainstream media. Some even asked me why even the clean energy media wasn’t covering it.
Thus was born this Clean Disruption News site.
In typical Silicon Valley fashion I asked to see a show of hands: “how many would want to write about the Clean Disruption if they had an outlet to do it?” More than half the hands went up. I agreed to start a Clean Disruption blog. A website where my alumni/ae would write about their insights, about the things they were experiencing, reading, and learning. I still had a lot of work to do before I published the book, but I agreed to start a Clean Disruption blog.
This Clean Disruption News site is an outlet for my alumni to be part of the conversation about the future of energy and transportation. It is a news site where they can make a contribution to the future of humanity. I thank them for inspiring this site and for the contributions they make not just to a blog but really to the world. No one gets paid to write here. We don’t accept advertising or paid product endorsements. We want future generations to know that this group of people did their best to have a positive impact in this world.