“The world is going to be very different probably as soon as five years from now in the energy world.” – Robert Poor
In this episode of OneTAKE Live, join host Ian Barkin as he discusses the future of work, energy and the Internet of Things (IoT) with Robert Poor, chairman and founder of Cool Energy World and board member at VIE Technologies.
Energy is getting smarter — and cooler. No, not like “The Fonz” type of cool (well, maybe a little). The cool we’re talking about is cheap, reliable renewable energy powered by the Internet of Things. Burning resources for fuel is out. The new cool, or non-thermal, means less waste, greater efficiency, IoT connectivity and a cleaner environment. Pretty cool, huh?
Robert Poor thinks so. He believes renewable, cool energy is the future. An IoT pioneer, Robert now innovates at the intersection of energy and technology. He’s brought his IoT expertise to the energy world, and according to him, there’s a great deal of change ahead.
“In the last couple of years, it’s become cheaper to build renewable energy using a form of solar or wind than it is to continue to operate the cheapest conventional energy plants,” Robert explains. “That says that pretty quickly, utility companies are going to start shutting down.”
Robert has always been passionate about tech, energy and music. Previously, he’s worked with big names like the Grateful Dead, Lucasfilm, and Steve Jobs’ company NeXT. With his company, Cool Energy World, Robert helps organizations not only understand the future of energy, but to also help create it.
Join us as we delve into the future of energy, work and the Internet of Things on OneTAKE Live!
Cool Energy World
The U.S. Energy Information Administration Website
IEEE Standards Body
The Ember Corporation
University of California Berkeley Report, Goldman School of Public Policy (Cited by Robert Poor)