Energy wonks have a meltdown over the US going 100 percent renewable. Why? You may agree the U.S. should move to renewables, but how quickly can we do it and how? Duke Energy/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Joshua D. Rhodes, University of Texas at Austin Science is messy, but it doesn’t have to be dirty. #decarbonization#energy technology #hydropower#renewable energy #solar Power #us energy policy #wind https://spaceedge.com/2017/07/21/energy-wonks-meltdown-us-going-100-percent-renewable/
Erin Matson (GEP '18) is our next #gepsummerspotlight Check it out! I've been attending the 11th Baku Summer Energy School here in Azerbaijan for the last 2 weeks, taking a deep dive into the geopolitics, economics and logistics of the #oilandgas industry. I've been surprised to find a variety of viewpoints presented by energy scholars and practitioners from all over the world. Though the future of the planet has to be in #decarbonization and #renewableenergy , #fossilfuels are locked in for decades -- as an #environmentalist I need to be knowledgeable about this global industry, and I definitely feel more prepared after this program! . . . Pictures: At ADA University with my fellow participant Hanafi from PETRONAS; exploring a mud volcano, which is powered by natural methane emissions; posing with the first industrially-drilled oil well in the world, constructed in 1848, 11 years before Pennsylvania's; petroglyphs at the Gobustan UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mission 2020: Three Years to Cut Emissions With leaders of the world's twenty major economies (the G-20) meeting in Hamburg to discuss the future, an important new initiative called Mission 2020 is incredibly timely. The headline news is carbon emissions have to start falling by 2020 if we have a chance of meeting the landmark Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to 2˚C. The good news the target is achievable. If you haven't heard about Mission 2020 you really should check it out at http://www.mission2020.global/. Here you can learn more about the science behind the target and the milestones needed to decarbonize the world economy. You can download the new Intrepid Science infographic on the 2020 target at http://intrepidscience.com/. Feel free to send on to friends and family. A huge thanks to Stefan Rahmstorf for providing the graph. #parisagreement#paris#globalwarming#2020dontbelate#m2020#mission2020#climatechange#carbonemissions#carbondioxide#co2#decarbonization#decarbonisation Macmillan #g20#hamburg @unsw
"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another." --- Chris Maser, Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest We have erred in many ways throughout history. We decided to put ourselves above all other living beings and failed to notice the harm that our actions caused to the planet that we call home. Being on top of the food chain doesn't give us the right to claim predominance over other organisms and resources. Failing to act or forcing ourselves to neglect the crisis at hand only depicts pure absurdity on our part. Maybe some of our tiny brains are incapable of comprehending, but that doesn't mean 'Climate Change' isn't real. It is real and happening. And the choice resides with us. Make the right choice. Come be a part of a greater good. Come be a part of SRM Indian Energy Conference 2017. One idea. Five Committees. Multiple solutions. Infinite possibilities. 12th - 13th AUGUST 2017. Save the dates!! "We must put an end to this war before the war puts an end to all of us" #srmiec17#climatechange#decarbonization#solutions#energymun#savethedate
Cross-campus collaboration is at the crux of our faculty and students’ impacts on the real world. With hands in the Big Pixel Initiative (shown here), Deep Decarbonization Initiative and more, our School is a part of ensuring divisions of study are anything but divided at UC San Diego. Learn more via the link in our bio!