Women, who make up a disproportionate percentage of those living in rural areas, are hit particularly hard. For energy infrastructure to deliver a full spectrum of benefits to the 1.3 billion currently without it, it must meet their needs.
In The Avengers, everyone is fighting over the Tesseract, a source of unlimited energy. The truth is, the Tesseract is here. The Tesseract for us is the power of wind, water, and sunlight -- natural, clean, and renewable energy resources.
Pipelines are like marriages: they are meant to last several decades. We have to ask ourselves not only whether we want the Keystone XL pipeline now, we have to determine whether we want to spend the rest of our lives with it.
Today's electric and gas providers operate in a market that is controlled through regulatory authorities. Providers of the future will seek to operate under a market and customer-driven model, rather than our regulatory construct of today.