The Professional Engineering Barrier to #RealClimateAction
Net Zero Foundation won “Judges’ Choice” for our Major Proposal at MIT for 100% elimination of GHG from their campus, showing how any campus or cluster of buildings can be converted off of fossil fuels Rapidly and so Economically it would be “Effectively Free”. This basic Clean Energy Economics is slowly being understood by more and more, with even the DOE now providing good information on converting to Net Zero Energy and Zser Carbon Buildings.
However, even smart organizations like MIT are yet to understand that this is true. They and people everywhere are trusting old school engineers who simply don’t “believe” what they don’t know and are not willing to learn. This is one of the BIG problems as we go forward — that the existing engineers and decision makers don’t understand even the basics about energy, economics, and how to intelligently transition off fossil. We lay out a couple of the issues here. We also run a continuing Twitter Feed under @NetZeroFound that you can trust to include key climate, tech, economic, and policy information on the now underway Energy Revolution to Clean Energy.