Going beyond the known of today

There are so many places where innovation is essential within the Energy Transition due to the magnitude, size, and complexity of the change needed to achieve a decarbonized world. There is a world of innovative possibilities.

One of the most important catalysts for changing the energy system into a sustainable green one is by taking our thinking beyond the known into the possibilities we need for a sustainable future of energy based on the ability for renewables to generate all our electrification needs.

We need to build out all our renewable possibilities that include solar, wind, hydro, green hydrogen and nuclear energy.

In this combination of pursuit, nurturing, and expanding our thinking through the thoughtful construction of a vision built on knowledge, exploration and understanding, we can mobilize the changes needed.

My energy journey is being navigated across the three-time horizons.

For many years I have been a powerful advocate for applying the three-horizon framework and the thinking that should go into it to offer a highly effective way to “translate change” to gain a shared identification and common pursuit of purpose. My opener for relating to the three-horizon framework Opener to the Three Horizons for Innovation

Can we move beyond what we know into what might be possible?

 

To achieve that, we need to create an environment of discovery through research and developments.

We need to pursue, nurture, and see beyond our three points of delivering change within the Energy transition. The combination of all three gives us the potential to navigate the energy transition we need. This energy system needs to move from today’s reliance on fossil fuels and antiquated infrastructure into one based on clean, sustainable and renewable energy sources, delivered through a highly distributed infrastructure designed for the final consumer of the energy.

The powerful need is accelerating and consistently lobbying for the required changes and offering a consistent, clear demonstration that the innovative solutions can make the changes necessary. An energy system to provide affordable, sustainable, reliable and modern energy systems in design that met consumption needs, greater choice and a world rapidly de-carbonizing as the point of urgency to reduce the global warming effect we face.

I see innovation as my critical supporting part of transforming the energy system.

Much of my focus is on building out the value positioning through what innovates and changes the energy structure we have today.

The need for a rapid learning, knowledge sharing, and leveraging approach has become an increasing “sense of mission” for me; this is why I position myself as a transition advocate for innovation, ecosystems within the energy system.

It is how I leverage, approach, and explore that is my current “struggle” to get right. I know clearly, we do need to mobilize innovation capability for the energy system, and I want to be part of that transformation.

Also, I know I can influence and shape by offering a “collective” perspective from research, knowledge, and practical understanding.

My Value Proposition is always focused on content, that links the context in concepts and solution to be applied, and mobilize the expertise, experience and knowledge to back it up from those seeing that possibility in the future.

I have within my constant “Northern Star” the following thinking:

“content is free and abundant, constantly available, yet the time we need to read it, to absorb it and then finally translate it into our personal need or requirement is not! My Northern Star mission and goal is to invest my time and offer this set of insights and knowledge to others, so they keep pointing their resources towards concepts and solutions, keeping innovation top of mind in this Energy Transition.”

The translation I seek to provide is to give appropriate meaning; it is a large part of my job to translate information and knowledge into tangible value and provide impact and validation to make a compelling case for change.

To provide support in generating the thinking towards innovating energy solutions, I have established three focused points of posting or reference sites on energy to contribute to the Energy Transition.

www.innovating4energy.website

www.innovating4energy.com

www.digital4energy.com

I have been building a blend of services around the Energy Transition.

I want others to truly recognize the value of innovation within any energy transition, this has become my own transformation in what and where I want to focus:

Opportunities and conceptual change need a focused innovators perspective.   There is a real gap in building a robust innovation capability, capacity, and competency to accelerate the Energy Transition journey to provide the external view.

What I am aiming to offer: Fresh knowledge and insights that based on in-depth research and know-how, a corporate understanding of over twenty years of advising and transforming innovation activities, providing a great resource to “tap into” from the advisory role, connecting the Energy Transition needs by looking from the Innovators perspective.

What drives and motivates me in this focus on innovation within the Energy transition?

We need to provide a more sustainable future for all living things on this one planet of ours, including ourselves, in exploiting the use of clean energy from the more sustainable, renewable sources of wind, solar, water, and fusion that does not burden or have an impact on our “living” system.

The present entrenched fossil reliant energy system must migrate towards a clean energy future, which is urgently required. We need to take decisive action to allow for our planet to return to a balanced one.

If we want to lead healthy lives, we do need this balance with what this earth offers, live alongside other creatures, plants, and in what nature provides, and value this in new completely different ways. It is not simply trying to constantly extract or be the ultimate judge over parts of the ultimate ecosystem; we need to stop imposing just our human needs and recognize this is a shared planet that needs a balanced ecosystem.

Ecosystems can change, evolve naturally, or recover given time. Still, we presently do not have the luxury of allowing one to develop much (attempt) to manage this energy transition ecosystem as quickly as possible. Having a robust energy system is essential in our lives; we are increasingly dependent on it to connect us into a sustainable future where we grow from having this incredible “energy” resource.

To get to this robust, new sustainable energy system, innovation must be at its core. It provides the “fuel” for changing. I want to catalyze it wherever I can.

One thought on “Going beyond the known of today

  1. Thanks Paul. I appreciate the reminder in your article that the three horizons are not static and continually shift to the right, much like traditional s-curves build on each other. Because of that, the transition is, as you point out, not just limited to innovations integrated at the tech level, and in a systems integration—tech, social, economic, political, environmental, and ethical.

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