Colleges and Universities, as a place of higher learning should be the first to adopt new technologies that help solve real world problems. One of the most pressing of these global problems is that of climate change. Carbon dioxide and other green house gases that are released as part of the compbustion process for fossil fuels is known to be the cause.
Not only is increased CO2 causing wild climate fluctuations but the increased pressure from the gas is reducing other neccesary gases in the air. In particular that of oxygen, a component necessary to sustain all life on planet earth.
Clean Energy Technology Education and Adoption in Our Schools.
So how do our institutions and places for education set an example for everyone with regards to reduction of CO2 emissions? Easy adopt clean energy technologies such as electric transportation, solar and wind generation and so much more.
Ohio State University is abviously thinking along these lines. The have recently implemented a fuel cell electric bus into their transportation system. To the average person the bus looks and feels the same as any new bus, but the drive is completely electric. The electricity is made from an onboard fuel cell.
Here is how it works.
Take a moment to send your school, college or university an email asking what they are doing about climate change. Send them the link to this article if you like. How else can they learn right!
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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.