Overall, have your views on energy industry changed, remained the same, or remained the same but with a broader understanding?
– I would say my views have changes through the course of this overall program with such an emphasis on renewable platforms it truly opened my eyes to the possibility of true change in the energy sector. With each class i have truly learned more and more about the importance of renewable energy and the need to implement it faster than it is now.
Which assignment or discussion offered the most value and why?
– The DIY evaluation of our homes really provided a good base of information and what to improve in my own home. It’s one thing to have an understanding of energy and how to conserve it but implementing that knowledge is essential. If each of us did our part in conservation of energy it would be a huge pay off.
Did the assignment or discussion change or confirm your views on energy industry? Please describe.
-It confirmed my views but also proved what the struggle really is. I believe its getting people out of there comfort zones and thinking outside the traditional box on how we get our energy.
Based on your views, what is the single most important thing that we could do to help achieve energy and environmental sustainability and why?
– I my opinion is education and information exchange. I think the average resident believes that solar power, wind power, etc is something only for the elite or people with significant income. That isn’t the case with the many programs that exist to aid residential homes in making these upgrades. unfortunately our current administration doesn’t take stock in global warming and many programs will end at the end of this calendar year. This will stifle a lot of the renewable energy sector and only set the goals back much further.