A lot of people are uncomfortable with the term Engineering, and that’s understandable, we’ve spent a lot of time pouring concrete where it wasn’t wanted…but the kind of engineering we’re talking about, this working with natural processes – if water is flowing too fast, slow it down, if you can slow it down then other […]
Fracking…hydraulic fracturing… but the term now encompasses the whole debate about the use of fossil fuels in the modern world.
We sell electricity in units, rather than as a service – so the electricity companies want us to buy more. So the market is diametrically opposed to energy efficiency. Every time we use less energy they make less profit.
Everything around you is an engineered system – start demanding of the engineers to change things.
The embodied energy in a disposable battery is fifty times more than the energy that can be extracted from the battery.
If you come back a year later and they’ve got recycling in the office rather than looking at the main process, that’s a sign that they are not really buying it.
You would be very unlikely to win a game of chess without knowing the principled definition of checkmate. Reaching a sustainable society without any idea of the principles that define that situation would also be very unlikely.