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Nicolas Frances

Formerly: experience in corporate hospitality, stock broking; Founder, Furniture Resource Centre; Founder, Create; 1996, ordained as Anglican priest; 1999-2003, Executive Director, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Australia; 2004, Founder, Easy Being Green; 2007, Founder, cool nrg International. Membe, focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiencyr, Council, Schwab Foundation. Recipient of awards: MBE for services to charity, UK; Centenary Medal for service to Australian society (2003); Allen and Unwin Iremonger Award for writing on public issues.

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cool nrg International
Areas of Impact
Australasia & Oceania

cool nrg International

Cool nrg designs, develops and delivers innovative energy efficiency action that reaches millions of consumers worldwide, resulting in large cuts in CO2 while reducing the cost of energy bills.

Focus: Energy, Environment
Geographic Area of Impact: Global
Model: Social Business
Percentage Earned Revenue: 100%
Recognition: Schwab Fellow of the World Economic Forum

The global fight against climate change has evolved to become the most pressing challenge of our times. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned that CO2 emissions must fall between 50-80% by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change. According to the International Energy Agency, two-thirds of emissions reductions will have to come from cutting energy demand. And yet the search for effective solutions has focused on costly and long-term responses to the problem – nuclear power, large-scale renewables and “clean” coal – that may not deliver significant reductions for many years. Projected investment in action directed at tackling energy supply accounts for 80-90% of the total, just 10% aimed at reducing demand


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