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Renewable energy is an important player for future needs of consumers. However, it won’t compete with a ‘true’ traditional resource such as a fossil fuel until it can compete on price. Renewable energy standing on its own will be most important to its future viability.


secure, and sustainable and also sets a target of at least 27 percent for renewable energy and energy savings by 2030.


“2030 is a pull year,” Nelson added. “It’s a year for decision making for 8.3 billion people who need energy.”Recognized as a White House Champion of Change, Nelson is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the World Futures Society and an emerging voice as a Black Futurist.


The first Jamaican woman to earn a doctorate degree in an engineering discipline, she holds Industrial Engineering degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo


and Purdue University and a doctorate in Engineering Management from George Washington University.


Nelson warned, however, that 2030 was also “a year of the perfect storm,” with rising population growth, demand for food, and billions of people still using wood charcoal as fuel.


Abner Tsadick, a principal structuring analyst with Constellation, an Exelon Company, was optimistic that steps are being made both in the regulatory space and through technology improvements.


“The world is generally receptive to this new technology, and it is increasingly showing up in the energy mix,” said Tsadick. “Renewable energy is an important player for future needs of consumers. However, it won’t compete with a ‘true’ traditional resource such as a fossil fuel until it can compete on price,” he said. “Renewable energy standing on its own will be most important to its future viability.”


Tsadick’s professional experience includes engineering, development, risk, credit, and finance as a trading floor analyst for Exelon, the largest operator of nuclear power plants in the United States. Exelon’s energy company specializes in the supply of gas and electricity to commercial and industrial customers.


UNITED STATES Leads the Way


While Idaho, Washington, and Oregon are generating more than 70 percent of their electricity from renewable energy, Hawaii is seeking to become one of the greenest states —from spending $5 billion on 40 million barrels of imported oil a year to using 100 percent renewable sources, by the year 2045.


Local enterprises in Hawaii are replacing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles with glass bottles, building bee colonies for honey, and rewarding employees for carpooling


Recognizing Hawaii’s com- mitment, the International Union for Conservation of Nature Council selected Hawaii as the venue for the 2016 IUCN World Conserva- tion Congress – the world’s largest conservation event


This will be the first time the World Conservation Congress will be held in the United States


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