This webinar focuses on defining the climate change problem and then looking at how engineers can be a part of solving the problem. After a summary of recent history of energy use and greenhouse gas production by sector, a scenario of future engineering solutions to CO 2 reduction and the economic effects of an aggressive approach to a solution vs the economics of ignoring the problem will be discussed.
Upon completion of the course, you should be familiar with:
- Primary energy use by sector in the U.S.
- Fossil fuel use by sector in the U.S.
- Historic and present electrical generation fuel mix in the U.S.
- Historic and present CO2 generation by sector in the U.S.
- Cumulative worldwide trends in photovoltaic and wind installations.
- Worldwide trends in energy use and corresponding reduction of CO 2 emissions.
- Cost effective engineering solutions to reduction of CO 2 emissions via PV, wind, EVs and
- energy efficiency
- The cost of eliminating CO2 emissions
- The price to be paid if we do NOT meet Paris Accord conditions.
PRESENTER INFO: Roger Messenger, Ph.D., P.E.