Ron Kamen is the CEO of EarthKind Energy Consulting and the host of The AWESome EarthKind Podcast. Ron empowers you to “Go Clean & Save Green” with clean energy transitions that reduce carbon footprints and save money.
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1) Our entire civilization depends on energy and depends on us making the transition. If you’ve ever experienced any extreme weather event, take that to heart because there will be more of them and they’ll become more frequent.
2) All the consumption of greenhouse gases by burning fossil fuels are now saturating our environment to the point where we humans are considered the fifth force of nature. We are literally changing the world by intensifying weather events due to burning fossil fuels.
3) We can create a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable, more just, and more prosperous society with renewable energy.
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Today’s Audio MASTERCLASS: Business Opportunities in the $7+ TRILLION Dollar Clean Energy Economy.
[1:12] – Ron shares something about himself that most people don’t know.
- He and his wife are a blended family. They may not have a kid together, but they have a life together.
[2:28] – What is energy?
- Energy has three components: electricity, heating and cooling, and transportation.
- When you take a look at climate issues, the greenhouse gases, and the emission that are out there, 90% of it comes from fossil fuel energy.
[3:27] – What does it mean to burn fossil fuels, and how does it impact business?
- A majority of the dollars you spend are going to burning fossil fuels.
- All the consumption of greenhouse gases by burning fossil fuels are now saturating our environment to the point that we humans are considered the fifth force of nature. We are literally changing the world by intensifying weather events due to burning fossil fuels.
[5:37] – Ron talks about extreme weather events and what they mean
- As we saturate the complicated system of nature with carbon and greenhouse gases, we’re tipping the balance.
- Swift changes in the environment and extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more intense.
- Under the ice caps you’ll find permafrost that’s been there for millions of years. It has methane deposits that are 200x more powerful greenhouse gases versus carbon.
- The military has now identified climate change as the top national security issue of our time
- In renewables, there’s a thousand times more energy than we need. Technology is there to capture that to channel everything that we do.
- We can create a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable, more just, and more prosperous society with renewable energy.
[9:56] – The other sources of energy.
- The biggest source of energy is the sun. Solar energy is now the cheapest source of energy on the planet.
- The second most effective and most efficient form of renewable energy is wind power.
- With hydropower you build a structure, maintain it, and then you get free energy as water flows.
- The geothermal temperature is the most efficient way of heating and cooling.
[15:53] – Who is moving to clean energy, and what does that mean for consumers?
- Every major corporation is moving in the direction of renewable energy because this needs to happen for our civilization to survive and to save money
- The whole world is heading in this direction not only because it is the right thing to do, not only for the survival of our own lives and our children’s lives, but also, it’s a way of saving money.
[16:58] – How can one earn thousands of dollars in finder’s fees with Ron’s company?
- You’ll get 20% commission for a referral who makes the transition to renewable energy (worth 20,000 sq ft. of roof, or 100 parking spaces)
- They are recruiting a select group of entrepreneurs.
- AwesomeEarthKind Gift for Fire Nation – Get 20% Ron’s training program!
[19:39] – Creating a clean energy business.
- You can get into solar energy business either as a marketer, a salesperson, or an installer.
- There’s millions of dollars and jobs installing doing efficient heating and air conditioning.
- Every major car manufacturers now has electric vehicles and is investing billions of dollars in manufacturing more
[22:15] – Ron’s key takeaway and call to action to Fire Nation.
- Our entire civilization depends on energy and depends on us making the transition. If you’ve ever experienced any extreme weather event, then take that to heart because there will be more of them and they’ll become more frequent.
- AwesomeEarthkind.com – Ron’s website
Who's ready to rock today. Fire Nation, JLD here, and we're about to have an amazing chat on business opportunities in these $7 trillion clean energy economy and to drop these value bombs. I brought Ron Kamen on the mic. He is the CEO of EarthKind Energy Consulting and the host of The AWESome EarthKind Podcast. Ron empowers you to “Go Clean & Save Green” with clean energy transitions that reduce carbon footprints and save money. And today foundation we'll talk about what is energy, how fossil fuels impacts businesses, how you can actually find money. I'm talking about thousands of dollars in finder's fees and create a clean energy business yourself and so much more.
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0 (1m 30s):
Ron say what's up to Fire Nation and tell us something about yourself that most people don't know
1 (1m 37s):
JLD and Fire Nation. Thank you so much for having me on the show, man. And let's see a thing that's about me that most people don't know is that my wife and I are actually a blended family, but we never had a kid together, but we did have a liver together.
0 (1m 55s):
Do we want to inquire more about this?
1 (1m 58s):
Absolutely man, because most people don't know that the body, even though, and I didn't know until I was in this marriage, my second marriage and I was willing my wife into a Cornell Columbia doctor, because she was in the middle of liver failure and found out that the body has a renewable organ, the liver, and that if you cut your liver in two and you give somebody half a bit, both pots grow back.
0 (2m 19s):
Oh, I actually did not know that either. I thought like when you were giving someone like part of your liver, like you were just like saying sayonara. So, wow. I think that's cool Intel to know. And it's quite a cool story and something that I think a lot of people didn't know about you for sure environment. As I shared in the introduction, we're talking all about business opportunities in the seven, not million, not billion, but trillion dollar clean energy economy. And I just want to start off by educating myself, having you educate myself as well as the rest of Fire Nation. Exactly what is energy?
1 (2m 52s):
So most people think of electricity as energy and definitely electricity is a key component of it. And clean electricity is what's going to be driving the entire world soon, but energy is also not just electricity, but it's also how we heat and that thermal energy heat and cool our buildings. And then it's also our transportation system. So how we get around our cars and all the fuels that go into that and our trucking and our, on our airplanes, et cetera. So energy has three components, electricity heating, cooling, and transportation. And when you take a look at climate issues and greenhouse gases and the emissions that are out there, almost 90% of the emissions that we're producing come from our use of fossil fuel energy.
0 (3m 35s):
That's kind of where I want to move to next, because this is a little bit of a hot topic right here and, and kind of a hot button topic for getting even more specific. And that's, you know, the burning of fossil fuels. So let's kind of talk about what does it actually mean to burn fossil fuels and how specifically does that impact business?
1 (3m 53s):
We all are spending money on energy and you take a look at your electricity bill, your heating bill, your air conditioning, bill, your, your transportation bill, and realize that every dollar that you're spending the majority of those dollars today are going to fossil fuels and burning in one way, shape or fashion. When we're heating a building, it's either oil, natural gas, or other forms of heating for buildings in electricity. It's usually burning some sort of fossil fuel. It used to be mostly coal. Now it's moving into natural gas, still some oil out there, some nuclear, and then in transportation, most of our transportation fuels our fossil fuels are oil petroleum products.
1 (4m 35s):
So everything we do has been based upon our civilization over the last couple of hundred years, moving into this energy economy, fossil fuel base, and what's happening is that all that consumption of greenhouse gases in those burning of fossil fuels are now saturating our environment, saturating our air to the point where we humans are now the fifth force of nature. So you've got the forces of nature, the air, water earth, and sun, these forces of nature that are just awesome and just awes us. But then humans are now a fifth form of force of nature. We are the fifth element and we are literally changing the world and you could see it every day in extreme weather events that are becoming more frequent and more intense.
1 (5m 15s):
And it's all because we're burning all these fossil fuels and saturating our environment.
0 (5m 20s):
I mean, I think today that we're actually talking, I mean, this is obviously before the episode is released, but this week has been insane right now. I mean, this is the week Fire Nation. If you can remember back to when like Texas was having like all these snow storms and these record lows, I mean, literally record a record lows of all times. I think 20 cities actually around the country have recorded all time lows of this specific date. So, you know, which one we're talking right now is in mid February. And I know this is going to be released right after actual earth day, but I mean financing, this is crazy stuff. And it's really kind of interesting. She came, can you maybe talk to like what we're actually seeing here right now with these crazy extreme weather events and what this actually does mean?
1 (6m 3s):
What does it mean is that as we saturate this very complicated system of nature and we saturated with carbon and greenhouse gases, we're actually changing and tipping the balance and a number of things are happening simultaneously. It's a tremendously complex system. So what you're going to be seeing and what scientists have predicted, and what's now coming true faster than anyone anticipated are these Swift changes in the environment and extreme weather events that are becoming more frequent and more intense. And you mentioned Texas, and what's happening there with the Colts. We're going to see more intense, cold flashes that come through. We're seeing more droughts, more hurricanes, more floods, more tornadoes, more intense, more frequent, more, more constant.
1 (6m 46s):
And the scariest part about this is that as we melt that ice cap, you know, most people think about the polar bears and all, and that's really, you know, definitely a shame, but the scariest part about melting the ice caps is that under that ice is permafrost. That's been there for millions of years, that has methane deposits. And methane is a very potent greenhouse gas. It's 200 times more powerful than carbon. And if those start releasing as we move the ice caps off, and those thoughts that methane starts coming out in the atmosphere now we'll want, it's going to accelerate this whole extreme weather situation. And two, it also releases these millions of years worth of microbes. And gosh knows what living through this pandemic, what kind of release of those microbes from millions of years ago is going to do upon us now are humans living here in this current age.
1 (7m 33s):
So it's really scary on that part. And it's as crazy enough that one of the reasons why I think everybody should be concerned is that you're seeing disruptions, right? See disruptions in our supply chains when there's hurricanes or tornadoes knocking out your power, you can't do business anymore. The military John you're in the military, the military has now identified climate change as the top national security issue of our time because of disruption on every aspect of the military, two bases had $5 billion worth of damage. 30 bases of us basis are seeing the extreme results of flooding and impacts on that. But then it's also the droughts and the changes in climate conditions mean that people are being forced to relocate and a big part of what happened in the middle East, where people who no longer could rely on agriculture, who had to move a million and a half people in Syria.
1 (8m 25s):
And because they no longer had an income, no longer have the ability to survive, they wound up moving into extreme situations that encouraged terrorism. So all these different impacts are there. And the scary part is that we can't not pay attention to it. People have tried to put their head in the sand, but you can, all of us now have experienced some extreme weather event in our life. And you have to take that and recognize that it's not this connected, we're all connected in this and we're all having an impact. So the first thing is recognize that every dollar that we're spending on energy, electricity, heating and transportation is actually mostly fueling this issue. But the great news is this is that in renewables, in those forces of major, in the power of the air, water earth, and sun, those awesome forces of nature, there's a thousand times more energy than we need.
1 (9m 10s):
And technology is now there to capture that to channel and into everything that we do with our electricity, our heating of transportation systems to channel it in. And the best part is not only do we have the technology, not only do we have the energy that's there, but we can save money doing it. And that's the amazing thing that I think is most promising is that we can create a more cleaner, more healthier, more sustainable, more just, and prosperous society, because we can actually save in the United States $5 trillion when we make this transition.
0 (9m 43s):
I mean, this is some scary stuff, Fire Nation, and you know, Ron, did you say the H word down here in Puerto Rico, which is hurricanes and, you know, we barrique was the live down here right now. You know, we do remember 2017 and we remember hurricane Maria category five. And you know, thinking about those rolling through here on a more consistent basis is terrifying to say the least ends. Of course, what's happening in Texas. Who's not prepared for these kinds of snow storms and freezing temperatures with all the pipes bursting and no energies and all this stuff. I mean, it's insane. So let's talk about the other sources of energy that are out there. What are they wrong?
1 (10m 18s):
Well, the biggest one Fire Nation is that little ball in the sky that has more fire than any of us can ever imagine. So the biggest source of energy on this planet in this part of the universe is the sun and solar energy is calm. It's now the cheapest source of energy on the planet. Technology has evolved. The cost reductions are happened. So when you take a look at what's being built across the world, what you're seeing now is more solar going up. And the second form of most effective and most efficient form of renewables and most cost-effective is wind power. And both onshore and offshore wind is going exponential growth. And then you take the hydro-power the forces of water, which actually was the renewable energy that we invested in last century, all across the world and in particular in the United States.
1 (11m 6s):
And what you find is that the great things about renewable, and we see it with water power, with hydro power is you build the infrastructure, you maintain the infrastructure and the water flows and you get free energy. And the same is true when the wind blows and you have these wind power plants, you get free energy. When the sun shines, you get free energy and all that energy is there. And the last source of energy is the earth under our feet. The earth every day absorbs about half of the energy that the sun emits. It's just been sucking up this energy. And in most parts of the world, you go down four feet and that Earth's constant temperature down there. That geothermal temperature is the most efficient way of heating and cooling.
1 (11m 47s):
So you tap down four feet and most places would go down further and you can grab that energy, the ground from the earth and use that to heat and cool your building. That's geothermal heating and cooling, and that's the other form. So you've got the air, water, earth, and sun, and all those forces of nature are there in various shapes and fashion for all our energy needs, no matter where we are.
0 (12m 11s):
Boo. Yeah. And you're talking Fire Nation, somebody who right now is powering everything in his house, this very podcast right now, in fact, by the sun, we are completely utilizing the sun right now. In fact, I'm looking at my real time. Stats are pretty fantastic yesterday, Ron, I generated 70 kilowatt hours. And right now I'm doing 5.9. My house is only using 2.3. So I'm sitting 3.6 back to the grid. So that's just an example of what happens when you can go as solar.
1 (12m 40s):
Yeah, John, you know, we, we did, we did a podcast. Hopefully we're going to be airing it again soon. But in that interview with you, sir, the leader of the Fire Nation, we've got the SunPower, all your electricity needs, but it also supports your air conditioning because those are keep pumps, air conditioners, aren't heat pumps. They go both ways, air source, heat pumps, they both heat and cool. So your solar is powering your air conditioning, your heat pumps as well. And then you've got that little electric vehicle that you go up and down and all around with that little, a golf cart kind of thing. Right? Yeah. And that's all electric power too. Right?
0 (13m 13s):
All electric powered. So yeah, I love it for all these reasons and Fire Nation. If you think we're even close to being done, talking about all this awesome this with clean energy, you got another thing coming. So stick around. As soon as we get back from thanking our sponsors, we got more fire as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we do business and how we make money. Entrepreneurs are moving to online courses more than ever, and you can quickly pivot and create an impactful course for your business with Thinkific, the best platform to create market and sell an online course with Thinkific. You get total control over the structure, price, and content of your online courses. Plus you don't have to be tech savvy to get started. We know from personal experience, we've been hosting our courses on Thinkific since 2017, our students rave about how easy it is to follow our content thinks that think readily available themes and templates and in a world where spending hours online can get exhausting.
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1 (15m 50s):
Pretty much everybody in the world is recognizing this. And you have every government in the world that has taken a stance, and that is moving in this direction. But then you have every major corporation from Salesforce and Google and Facebook, and everyone from the top down is also moving in this direction again, partially because they recognize that this needs to happen for us civilization to survive. So, Hey, you know, let's wake up and recognize that, but also they're saving money at the same time they're doing it. So you have governments, you have for profits, you have nonprofits, you have individuals. So pretty much everyone is starting to look at this and starting to do it. And we all just need to move it up and step it up. But pretty much the whole world is heading in this direction because not only is it the right thing to do, not only is it the very survival of our lives and all our children's lives, but also it's a way to save money and make man be more prosperous.
1 (16m 43s):
So why wouldn't we want to do this?
0 (16m 45s):
Speaking of money, Ron, we all like finding money. So how could Fire Nation potentially earn literally thousands of dollars and finder's fees? Like what does that even look like?
1 (16m 57s):
So, yeah, so here's a couple things. So first you just take a look at your own electric bill energy, bill, your heating, cooling air conditioning, building your transportation bills, and know that in all those bills for yourself personally, and your business, there is a way for you to reduce those costs, move to clean energy, save money, and have a positive environmental impact. So first personally, just do it for yourselves because you can save money and have a positive impact. But then beyond that, so I've been doing this for three decades. I've been working with businesses, nonprofits, governments, all sorts of institutions, big names, small names, little names, private schools, small, small municipalities, large municipalities. And the thing is, this is that we all need to do this. We all can do this. And so one of the things that we're offering earth energy right here, right now to all the Fire Nation, anyone that has a 20,000 square foot worth of building rooftop or a hundred parking spots or more we're offering the ability.
1 (17m 48s):
If you connect us to them, for you to gain a commission of thousands of dollars, 20% of our fees for consulting with that entity that helped them make the transition. So first easy peasy, no somebody's business, nonprofit and institution, government that has square footage of 20,000 square feet or more, or a hundred parking spots, hook them up with us. We'll take a look, we'll see if we can save them money with solar energy. And we will then give you a commission for that, find his fee and have exponential growth in helping to make the market transition. That's one way, the second way is we're recruiting a select group of entrepreneurs. If you're looking at this market. So right now the world spends about $7 trillion a year on energy, but there's investments happening of over $13 trillion.
1 (18m 35s):
Some say it's going to be over a hundred trillion dollars between now and 2050. So if this is an area where you want to get in, we've got 30 years worth of experience. And with developing a training program with folks would love to have Fire Nation hookup and become part of this training program. It's a 12 week intensive one year of working with us and we'll work with you to be able to move you into consulting on clean energy, teach you everything we know and how to do it, how to get out there. And if you sign up through AwesomeEarthKind.com/fire, you'll get a 20% discount on that training program.
0 (19m 11s):
And how can people contact you? If they're curious about that initial finder's fee with a hundred parking spots, et cetera,
1 (19m 17s):
Just go to AwesomeEarthKind.com/fire. You'll have specifics there, but you can go to AwesomeEarthKind.com and there's contact forms there. Just give us another
0 (19m 26s):
Beauty. Now let's end with a being run. I want to talk about how we can create a clean energy business, get specific with us
1 (19m 36s):
On your interest. We're going to go through all the different facets of energy and in particular there's aspects for solar and in various different parts of the country and world is ways of approaching solar energy. That helps you get into that business either as a marketer, a salesperson or a installer. And so we'll go through all the different aspects of how to do that particular aspect of business. Solar also is related to storage, battery storage, and there's a piece of the business that is related just specifically to storage and there's ways that you can just do battery storage. If that's what you're most interested on the other hand, if you want to expand that in the heating function, there's millions and millions of dollars and jobs, and that opportunity to do more efficient heating and cooling and air conditioning or the HVAC industry.
1 (20m 20s):
And that's both air source, heat pumps and geothermal heat pumps, and being able to move into those technologies. And then last but not least is the transportation electrification with electric vehicles. Everyone knows of Tesla. That's the big name. That's the one that really pushed the market. But now every major manufacturer from, from Porsche and BMW and Mercedes on the high-end through GM and all the other manufacturers down to Nissan Leafs and Chevy bolts now has an electric. They're all investing billions of dollars in electric vehicle markets. And there's not only the electric vehicle market, but also the charging station market that's available as well. So in this program, what we do is we take you through all the different aspect of energy.
1 (21m 2s):
We teach you everything that we know about energy and its relationship to climate. We talk about how to reach customers, how to engage them, how to identify their pain points. First, look at how much they're spending on energy. How much are they spending on electricity, on heating and cooling and air conditioning and transportation. And then how do they use systematically help them to make the transition, identify resources, incentives in particular, both from the federal government, with tax credits, through state and local and utility incentives, package it together with financing packages that are there so that people can do this with no cash out of their pocket, or could have return on investments of 12 to 25% or better per year on their investments.
1 (21m 42s):
So we walked through this whole piece. We basically have a 12 week program. And then we work with you for a year to get you up and running, to make sure that you can take off and start your own clean energy consulting
0 (21m 53s):
Opportunities are out there, which ones resonate with you. I mean, if this is an opportunity that resonates with you, jump in, like, what are you waiting for? Learn more. So Ron ends with a bang, bang, bang, because you know, you, you told us a lot about what is electricity, you know, what is clean energy like where other sources of energy that are out there, potential finder's fees, business opportunities. What is the one thing you really want to make sure Fire Nation gets from everything that we talked about today, then share the best way that we can connect with you. And then we'll say goodbye.
1 (22m 26s):
So the first thing is this guys is that our entire civilization depends on energy and depends on us making this transition. And if you've ever experienced any extreme weather event, take that to heart. There's going to be more of them and they will become more frequent. There are solutions that are out there they're cost-effective solutions. They are very excellent, outstanding ways of making this transition and all of us need to do it personally. We need to do it professionally. And what we do in our work lives, in every aspect. And then we need to do it in the public way, in a policy way, whatever way is right for you. Start with the piece that's yours. Take that next step, have an impact because it's important to you.
1 (23m 6s):
It's important to your families. It's important to your business, and it's important to all humanity, every man and woman on the planet, all earth kind. So take that next step. And if you want to find out more AwesomeEarthKind.com/fire AWES or some OME, AWESOME awesome earth kind EARTHKIND.com.
0 (23m 29s):
Fire Nation you're the average of the five people you spend the most time with. You've been hanging out with our K and JLD today. So keep up that heat and head over to eofire.com and type a Ron in the search bar in the show notes page will pop up with everything that we've been talking about today. Best show notes in the bears. And Ron, just one more time, give us that URL for Fire Nation to go to
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