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Charlotte K-Sweden, April 24, 2012

Hello everyone! My name is Charlotte and I am a girl from Stockholm, very interested in this area. After I had done the calculation on my carbon footprint I really became aware of the fact that we must act now. And I think we can…
It is very likely that global warming is caused by many different factors but we know that the we can do something about the burning of fossil fuels. We can do things, we can curb our emissions!
The ongoing (never ending) debate about what ” energy source” or “environmental fuel” that is going to be used in the future often “get stuck” in a theoretical debate. the important thing is to understand how all types of non-fossil energy sources and fuels can interact/cooperate and be used together. there are already today examples on how efficient local energy production can be as e.g. Hydroelectrical power and wind power combined, solar energy, biogas etc. The important thing to understand is that ALL of us understand how important it is to not put all trust in a new alternative, instead try to further develop the current and new energy sources with the main focus on the cooperation/interaction of different types of non-fossil energy production. the basic for all solutions is a constant focus on reduced energy consumption which we slowly, but yet noticable can see in e.g. “heating pumps” and low energy lamps…
I hope I gave you all something to think about!

Charlotte K-Sweden
Comments (2)
  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin April 26, 2012
    I totally agree Charlotte. All too often, I hear people saying things like “Wind? That will never solve our energy problems!” As you say, that kind of argument is a distraction from the solutions of the future, which will be a multifaceted approach to lowering emissions and getting on a sustainable path. Especially in the short-term, we need multiple transition solutions in the hope that new technologies will arise that dramatically increase efficiency (like better batteries, more efficient solar collectors, etc)
  • Randall Dunkin Randall Dunkin April 27, 2012
    I think it is a shame that research on wind generation of electricity essentially stopped because of electrical generating stations supplied electricity so cheap and easily. The wind generation technology never matured until we began to see the benefits wind generation of electricity could provide us.

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