Where the will is strong enough, the power to change knows no bounds. This is clear from the 'accidental' formation of Choose Love, an NGO founded by a group of thirty-somethings, that became the largest grassroots distributor of aid in Europe during the refugee crisis of 2015. It is the cover story of this issue of BILLIONAIRE, themed on Power.
In this issue we examine the future of our energy sources, in conversation with Ann Mettler at Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy, a company singling out the most transformative technologies in the hard-to-abate energy sectors. We also look at the next generation of cleaner vehicles, including 'boomless' supersonic jets powered by biofuels and the future of electric transport by boat, car and plane.
Then there is the power of the masses. Lord Somerleyton with his co-founders, came up with WildEast, an initiative that urges people to give a fifth of their land back to nature. Just a year old, the cause has already amassed thousands of signatories.
For a time when many of us feel helpless or trapped, we must remember that power comes from within. The only barriers are in our minds.