Projects

Elon Musk Can Rescue the Paris Climate Summit (version with links)

Elon Musk Can Rescue the Paris Climate Summit (version with links)

This OpEd appeared in the San Jose Mercury-News.  I will be in Paris November 28-December 13. Contact me to help promote the message! By Felix Kramer, Sunday, November 8, 2015 print edition and online without the links you can find below. Elon Musk is the best-positioned world leader to turn around next month’s COP21 Paris climate summit. No one else… Read more →

You Could Be The World's First Personal Climate Assistant -- SF Bay Area

You Could Be The World’s First Personal Climate Assistant — SF Bay Area

  I’m an ex-entrepreneur, cleantech advisor and investor, now a full-time climate hawk. And I’m stretched too thin. I’ll be at the all-important Paris Climate Summit from November 28-December 2014. Before/during/after, I’m looking for an energetic colleague to help advance some some well-received, ambitious, still-embryonic climate ideas. Are you imaginative, enthusiastic, capable, and entrepreneurial? Are you already immersed in the climate… Read more →

Hey, Catch Today's ClimateMinute!

Hey, Catch Today’s ClimateMinute!

What if every morning, you got that invitation? You, the climate hawk, activist, educator, scientist, entrepreneur, or the civic, corporate or political leader. And then you and millions could click on and pass along a free, eye-opening quick video climate message: moving, funny, inspiring, alarming, ridiculous, thought-provoking, urgent, galvanizing. Rationale & Evolution ClimateMinute.org will be a bottom-up, informal, open-minded ecumenical… Read more →

Houston Post Publishes Call to a Climate-Changed Family to “Come Out"

Houston Post Publishes Call to a Climate-Changed Family to “Come Out”

     An idea has long been chasing around my head: I fantasize about the moment when the kids and spouses of top execs at oil and other companies start pestering them with tough questions about climate change. Now the Houston Chronicle has published my Op-Ed (I’d titled it, “Climate Change: When It’s All in The Family”)  as “Kramer: Industry leaders need to get an… Read more →

Climate Clubs & Climate Year: Two Projects to Prototype in the SF Bay Area

Climate Clubs & Climate Year: Two Projects to Prototype in the SF Bay Area

We are circulating these two ideas and looking at others,  seeking comments and collaborators! This is version 1.3, from mid-2015. Please email us! STARTING POINT: We are at the end of Business-As-Usual — for individuals and their families, friends, colleagues, networks, associations; for companies; for non-governmental organizations; for government. STRATEGY:Find effective ways people and institutions can translate their understanding of climate dangers into near-term actions — especially ones to… Read more →

What's Your Next Big Thing? It Could Be LightUp!

What’s Your Next Big Thing? It Could Be LightUp!

Here’s how a billion people now without electricity could light up their world, improve their health, and join the global economy — by 2020. With LightUp, they could buy, and pay off in under two years, small photovoltaic solar panels with batteries that power LED lights and charge phones, for less than they now spend on kerosene. Established firms would… Read more →

LightUp: An Investment to Change the World

LightUp: An Investment to Change the World

Dear Colleague From Daniel Kammen and Felix Kramer, who hope to engage you in an effort to transform energy access around the planet, and open up a new avenue of corporate impact investing. We are pleased to present to you: LightUp. ELEVATOR PITCH How could a billion people now without electricity light up their world, improve their health, and join… Read more →

How a single multinational corporation could light up the world

How a single multinational corporation could light up the world

Published in The Guardian’s Sustainable Business section, September 24, 2014 With international cash reserves already in the bank, even one big US company could singlehandedly improve 1 billion lives, deal a blow to global inequality and slash carbon emissions – while making money By Daniel M Kammen and Felix Kramer With international cash reserves already in the bank, even one… Read more →

Did We Just Find a Cool Trillion Dollars for Green Energy Projects?

Did We Just Find a Cool Trillion Dollars for Green Energy Projects?

  This article was published on September 23, 2014 at Huffington Post By Felix Kramer and Daniel Kammen As we gather in NY and around the world for ClimateWeek Here’s a big idea that’s expresses the frustration, discontent, and anger we feel about how hard it is to bring about the changes we need to address climate change. It’s increasingly… Read more →