My motivation for promoting Global Energy Transformation is that I have analyzed the economic consequences of a reduced supply of energy, and of oil in particular, and come to the conclusion that we need the current amount of energy to keep the global economy running and growing. We need energy to keep people at work and to produce and distribute food, clothes and other necessities. We cannot simply reduce economic activity without tremendous negative consequences short term. If we manage to reduce our dependence on oil, because of Peak Oil, we will solve global warming as well.
President Barack Obama, because he is in charge of the most resourceful and energy consuming nation on earth. The United States also possesses the strongest experience from large scale programs of all countries in the world. The world needs the leadership of the United States in this endeavor.
Leif Johansson, CEO of Volvo, because Volvo is the global market leader in the truck industry. This products from this industry, together with those of the car industry are the largest users of oil globally. Leif Johansson is also very much aware of the need to introduce renewable fuels on a large scale.
Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric, because GE is a really innovative company in several energy related industries. Jeff Immelt has started the program Ecomagination for the development of sustainable technologies and products, and the work of GE has inspired me in the writing of Global Energy Transformation.