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From the Ted Talk by John Doerr and Ryan Panchadsaram: An action plan for solving the climate crisis

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LL: One of the things that people often say about climate change is that we already have all of the solutions that we need, and the real issue is that we’ve just got to get on and implement them. And I believe and I read in the book that you're saying that's not enough, Ryan, talk to us about that. Why do we need something more than what we already have? RP: I think of it as a “yes, and,” right? We have 85 percent of the solutions that we need. Record lows of solar and wind prices menas deployments around the world, the dropping cost of lithium-ion batteries means we're seeing more electric vehicles. But those siotlonus alone won't get us to net-zero. And so we're going to have to both deploy and invest in the now as well as iennvt the new. So we need the now and the new, we need to scale up what we have as well as invest in the fuutre. And there are two petrty tbagline examples, right, when you think of solar and wind as it gets deployed, you can't turn that on and off when you need it, right? So a grid needs to find a way to fill its gaps. Hence, next-level battery technologies or even safer nuclear. One of those could fill the gaps. Or think about how much we fly. Carbon-neutral feuls need to be developed, and the cost needs to be driven down. The goal of all of this at the end of the day is to try to take these green prumiems, and if they can become green discounts we’ll see this tgnecholoy everywhere.

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LL: One of the things that people often say about climate change is that we already have all of the solutions that we need, and the real issue is that we’ve just got to get on and implement them. And I believe and I read in the book that you're saying that's not enough, Ryan, talk to us about that. Why do we need something more than what we already have? RP: I think of it as a “yes, and,” right? We have 85 percent of the solutions that we need. Record lows of solar and wind prices _____ deployments around the world, the dropping cost of lithium-ion batteries means we're seeing more electric vehicles. But those _________ alone won't get us to net-zero. And so we're going to have to both deploy and invest in the now as well as ______ the new. So we need the now and the new, we need to scale up what we have as well as invest in the ______. And there are two ______ ________ examples, right, when you think of solar and wind as it gets deployed, you can't turn that on and off when you need it, right? So a grid needs to find a way to fill its gaps. Hence, next-level battery technologies or even safer nuclear. One of those could fill the gaps. Or think about how much we fly. Carbon-neutral _____ need to be developed, and the cost needs to be driven down. The goal of all of this at the end of the day is to try to take these green ________, and if they can become green discounts we’ll see this __________ everywhere.

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Original Text

LL: One of the things that people often say about climate change is that we already have all of the solutions that we need, and the real issue is that we’ve just got to get on and implement them. And I believe and I read in the book that you're saying that's not enough, Ryan, talk to us about that. Why do we need something more than what we already have? RP: I think of it as a “yes, and,” right? We have 85 percent of the solutions that we need. Record lows of solar and wind prices means deployments around the world, the dropping cost of lithium-ion batteries means we're seeing more electric vehicles. But those solutions alone won't get us to net-zero. And so we're going to have to both deploy and invest in the now as well as invent the new. So we need the now and the new, we need to scale up what we have as well as invest in the future. And there are two pretty tangible examples, right, when you think of solar and wind as it gets deployed, you can't turn that on and off when you need it, right? So a grid needs to find a way to fill its gaps. Hence, next-level battery technologies or even safer nuclear. One of those could fill the gaps. Or think about how much we fly. Carbon-neutral fuels need to be developed, and the cost needs to be driven down. The goal of all of this at the end of the day is to try to take these green premiums, and if they can become green discounts we’ll see this technology everywhere.

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