10/28/11, 12:00 AM

Ted Talk: "The Power of the Simple Electron"

Justin Hall-Tipping works on nano-energy startups - mastering the electron to create power.

Some of our most serious planetary worries revolve around energy and power - controlling it, paying for it, and the consequences of burning it. Justin Hall-Tipping had an epiphany about the need for finding and harnessing new forms of energy after seeing footage of a chunk of ice the size of his home state (Connecticut) falling off Antarctica into the ocean. A longtime investor, he formed Nanoholdings (now nH2 Ltd) to work closely with universities and labs who are studying new forms of nano-scale energy in the four sectors of the energy economy: generation, transmission, storage and conservation.

Check the full talk here.