The global demand for energy is increasing everyday not only from population growth but also from the shift economies to the middle class. New electronics and devices are adding to this demand as big and better cell phones, ipads and television entice consumers. What does this all mean in a world constrained with dwindling fossil fuels and a rising level of atmospheric and oceanic CO2 levels?
It means that it is now imperative that we plan an energy future for ourselves that protects the environment so that it continues to be habitable while allowing commerce and development to continue.
This video from Cambridge University outlines some of the challenges and possible solutions to what is maybe the largest problem facing mankind. Not a small order.
Enjoy the video.
About Gordon Smith Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.