TRANSITION ENGINEERING PODCAST
Have you ever felt like you wanted to do more than engineering business as usual? Have you thought about engineering the transition you want to see in the world? A general director of a major oil company has recently been quoted as saying, “Countries are grappling with their Paris emissions reduction commitments and setting targets. Part of the problem, is that no-one has moved onto the “project phase” in which the industry can be involved. When looking for answers around the world – such as what a transition to a low-carbon economy would cost - information is “hard to find”. The lower-carbon transition is necessary, but there needs to be a “rational dialogue based on scientific facts”. Transition Engineering is an emerging field with the specialization of moving the energy transition into the “project phase”. The Transition Engineering Podcast is not about what other people should do. The podcast features discussions and practical investigations. On-line resources are available at the GATE website.
The episodes are on our YouTube Channel, but they are audio recordings so you can enjoy while walking the dog.
TE01 What if you had perfect knowledge – Could you save the Titanic?
TE02 The First Rule of Engineering is: Define the Problem – Global Warming
TE03 The first rule of engineering is: Define the Problem – Oil
TE04 Visions of the Future – Good Thing or Bad Thing?
TE05 State of Mind – The 7 Stages of Grief
TE06 Transition Engineering 101 – Draw a Picture
TE07 Understanding the Hopelessness of the BAU Scenario – The Bacteria Story
TE08 InTIME Project Example – Residential Heating in Munich
TE09 Taking the Blindfolds off – The Elephant in the Room
TE10 Creativity and Technology – The Future in Film
TE11 Energy Return on Energy Invested – What is possible and what is possibly not
TE12 The Emperor’s New Clothes – The psychology of belief in progress, and a market for green technology miracles
TE13 Hydrogen – Easy Green Energy Myth #1
TE14 Carbon Capture and Storage. – Easy Green Energy Myth #2
TE15 Electric Car – Complicated Green Energy Myth #3
TE16 Principle of Energy Transition – In the future there is much less consumer energy and no disposable products
TE17 2121 - Electricity on Demand, and in particular Peak Demand
TE18 2121 - Tourism, and in particular Cruise Ships
TE19 2121 - Air Travel, and in particular Holidays
TE20 2121 - Cities, and in particular Personal Transport
TE21 2121 - Cities, and in particular Residential Built Environment
TE22 2121 - Cities, and in particular Land Use (how it all fits together)
TE23 2121 - Freight Transport and Goods Movement
TE24 2121 - Disposable Packaging
TE25 2121 - Food, and in particular Food Production
TE26 2121 - Forests