China’s ban on some of the paper and plastic waste that it has been importing has disrupted the industry and could result in more trash being dumped at sea.
Last week I had the pleasure of talking about geo-politics to IESE’s alumni in Moscow and Munich and what struck me most about the two sessions was the willingness of both the Russians and Germans to discuss relatively sensitive political issues.
Besides benefits, electric vehicles also bring risks associated with energy supply in the case that investments are not made in the grid and renewable infrastructure, their own environmental issues and the geo-politics associated with changing commodity demands
A switch to electric vehicles will transform the energy grid, improve the livability of cities, slow climate change and also have geo-political implications as well as potentially improving China’s global position in the industrial landscape.
The headlines from the Geneva Auto show last week make appear to indicate that electric vehicles are finally approaching what Malcolm Gladwell called The Tipping Point in his book by the same name. Whether they actually make it still remains to be seen but is, in my view, becoming increasingly likely.