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About Genesis Nanotechnology, Inc.

Genesis Nanotechnology, Inc. (GNT) is an Applied Nanotechnology IP Holding and Development Company. GNT acquires, holds and develops Patents & Trade Secrets & Processes, then markets those IP’s for Nanomaterials across a broad spectrum of mature Industry Markets. GNT creates ‘enterprise value’ & the opportunity for multiple revenue streams by obtaining the rights to & developing early stage ‘Nano-Intellectual Properties’ (NIP).

GNT is actively evaluating patented and emerging nanotechnology opportunities for Joint Venture and Strategic Alliances. GNT creates short and long term revenues, in addition to ‘enterprise value’ by:  Identifying, Developing, Integrating and then Commercializing, nanotechnologies that demonstrate significant new disruptive capabilities, enhance new or existing product performance and/or beneficially impact input cost reductions and efficiencies and therefore will achieve a sustainable and competitive advantage in their chosen market sector.

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 Applied Nanomaterials are being integrated into existing markets and are facilitating emerging products and technologies that are being developed by a very deep field of mature and financially capable companies: [Examples: Hitachi, Samsung, Siemens Lockheed Martin, 3M, DOW, NVC, Merck, Glaxo Smith-Kline]

Nano-Engineered Materials are impacting Medicine, Consumer Electronics, Energy Solutions and Advanced Fabrics. [Examples: Nano-Medicine, (Cancer Treatment Diagnostics, Drug Delivery & Therapy); Solid-State Lighting, Screen Displays (LED, LCD,QLED), Semi-Conductors, Security Inks, Paints, Coatings & Filters, QD Enabled Solar Cells, Ion-Lithium & Organic Batteries, Water Filtration & Desalinization, Military Armor and Identification and Natural Gas & Oil Market applications.]

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$244 BILLION in Renewable Energy Investments: 2012


Jun 14, 2013

REN21 Frankfort School - UNEP reports renewable energy investments globally
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Around $244 billion was invested in renewable energy in 2012, with a geographic shift toward developing countries, according to sister reports released by REN21, a global renewable energy policy network, and the Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance.

According to the reports, 115 GW of new renewable capacity was installed globally in 2012, although global investments fell 12 percent from 2011. The drop in investment was mainly because of dramatically lower solar prices and weakened U.S. and European markets, according to the report from the Frankfurt School.

Despite that, 2012 remains the second highest year in history for renewable energy investments, with a continuing upward trend in developing companies. The reports note that investments in developing countries were around $112 billion, compared to $132 billion in developed countries.

The reports noted that renewable energy made up about half the total electric capacity addition in the U.S. in 2012, with more capacity added from wind power than any other technology. Total investment in renewable energy was down 34 percent to $36 billion, however. The reports cite uncertainties over U.S. policy as the main reason for the decrease in total renewable investment.

The largest investment in renewable energy was made in China, where a 22 percent increase raised the total investment in 2012 to $67 billion, largely due to a jump in solar investment, according to the reports.

Wind power accounted for about 39 percent of the renewable energy capacity added in 2012, followed by hydropower and solar photovoltaic power, which each accounted for about 26 percent of new capacity.

Renewable Energy: World Invests $244 billion in 2012, Geographic Shift to Developing Countries. Installed capacity continues to grow as solar prices drop 30-40%, new wind installations surge

For only the second time since 2006, global investments in renewable energy in 2012 failed to top the year before, falling 12% mainly due to dramatically lower solar prices and weakened US and EU markets.

There was a continuing upward trend in developing countries in 2012, with investments in the South topping $112 billion vs $132 billion in developed countries – a dramatic change from 2007, when developed economies invested 2.5 times more in renewables (excluding large hydro) than developing countries, a gap that has closed to just 18%.

The main issue holding back investment last year was instability in the policy regime for renewable energy in important developed-economy markets. Future investment is likely to coalesce in countries that can offer policies that command investor confidence, plus the need for extra generating capacity and strong renewable power resources.

After being neck-and-neck with the US in 2011, China was the dominant country in 2012 for investment in renewable energy, its commitments rising 22% to $67 billion, thanks to a jump in solar investment. But there were also sharp increases in investment for several other emerging economies, including South Africa, Morocco, Mexico, Chile and Kenya.

The other major theme of 2012 was a further, significant reduction in the costs of solar photovoltaic technology. The levelised cost of generating a MWh of electricity from PV was around one third lower last year than the 2011 average. This took small-scale residential PV power, in particular, much closer to competitiveness.

Leadership Secret Three: Two Skills Great Leaders Master


Leaders have the quality of emotional mastery, which gives you the strength and flexibility to tackle any challenge, even when all hell is breaking loose, as we covered in the previous blog post in this series. Now we’ll look at two other core qualities extraordinary leaders possess, RELATIONSHIP MASTERY and TIME MASTERY.

RELATIONSHIP MASTERY

Ultimately the quality of your life is the quality of your relationships. How many times have you heard, “business is relationship?”  It’s one of those clichés that never escapes us. But one reason we hear clichés again and again is because they are true. Ultimately our capacity to connect, not on a surface level, but on a very deep and personal level, is what allows us to break through the limitations that stop ourselves or any individual or group we are looking to lead to a new level.

Relationships are built not just by practicing rapport skills, but by truly understanding and appreciating where people are coming from—wanting to step in their shoes, understanding their point of view and finding a way to help them meet their needs while they meet the needs of the team and the organization. Facebook and Twitter are great tools, but if your idea of friendship is your Facebook or Twitter circles, perhaps it’s time to look deeper.

How well would you rate your own capacity to go deep in relationships, to penetrate beyond the surface of what people tell you to find out what’s really going on so that you can help people and yourself take things to a new level as a leader?

TIME MASTERY

 

 

 

I don’t have to tell you, in the 24/7 LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ mobile world that we live in today that the mastery of time—learning how to extract greater results from the same hours or minutes—is one of the most important skill sets of any great leader. But truly effective leaders learn not only how to get more out of their time, but they teach others to do the same. It’s so easy to get caught up today in activity and mistake movement for achievement. Every great leader I know learns how to cut through the clutter of to-dos to focus on how to get the results that are necessary more rapidly, more efficiently, and more effectively. For most people today, we’re not hurting for information. We’re drowning in information, but we’re starving for wisdom.

On a weekly basis, the average executive receives more than 500 emails, sits in an average of 14 meetings, receives over 200 inbound phone calls, and is out of the office 65% of the time.  That’s not even considering the impact of text messaging and social media. And still they have to figure out how to produce results.

We have more tools than ever before, but very often the tools themselves can become a time thief. The test of leadership is not only getting things done, but often times the greatest reason for failure is good people doing the right thing, at the wrong time. A simple example from our recent economy might be buying a house. It was the right thing to do, but if you did it in 2006 or 2007 it was the wrong time and today you are probably upside down 30-50%. Great leaders are constantly refining their capacity to understand what’s most important to be done and when to get it done to produce the greatest impact.

How would you rate your capacity and your mastery of time, 0 to 10, and what could you do to improve it? This is such an important subject and will be the focus of a future blog.