Sue works with policy-makers, researchers, engineers, scientists and architects to ensure we are better prepared for a post-fossil-fuel age.
As part of our interview for the Autumn 2015 alumni magazine “In Conversation” which focuses on the issue of sustainability, we asked Sue a few questions from the Millenium Project’s 15 Global Challenges for Humanity, which provide a framework to assess the global and local prospects for humanity.
How can sustainable development be achieved for all while addressing global climate change?
How can growing energy demands be met safely and efficiently?
Again, solar energy is the key. It’s possible to run our buildings, cities and societies on solar power. We also need to take ownership of energy away from the big companies whose vested interests are a barrier to new approaches. Putting home-owners in control of their own generation as well as consumption would dramatically reduce fossil fuel energy use and carbon emissions.
We already have the tools we need, the question is how do we remove the barriers to using them? What’s required is the political will to enforce implementation of the many scientific and technological breakthroughs already achieved, so we move away from reliance on fossil fuels and embrace renewable energy and energy storage wholeheartedly.
Sue talks more about the future of renewable energy in our upcoming digital alumni magazine, In Conversation, which will be released at the end of September.
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