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Why do we make things so complicated?

Entrepreneur Jigar Shah pioneered simplified solar energy systems with the 2003 launch of his company, SunEdison. He now heads the Carbon War Room, an endeavor that aims to harness the power of market forces to develop a post-carbon economy. Shah believes the climate change crisis presents the “largest wealth-creating opportunity in our lifetime.” His recent presentation at the TEDxOilSpill event in Washington, D.C., outlined how we can shift our energy economy away from oil while still making a profit. And in a separate conversation with the Climate Desk, he told us what it would take from governments and people to get there. The interview is excerpted below.

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