People Power

We must each take responsibility for the personal choices in our everyday lives but as energy professionals it’s down to us to educate people about how they can reduce energy use, reduce the level of CO2 and help the environment.

Posted on 15 January 2018.

It is my fervent hope that the huge popularity of the Blue Planet TV series, regularly attracting circa 10 million viewers, will open people’s eyes like never before to the wonders of our world and to the impact that climate change is having on that world.

Coral in the Great Barrier Reef

Bleached Acropora coral (foreground) and normal colony (background), Keppel Islands, Great Barrier Reef

The last episode of series II revealed some shocking facts about our climate, our seas and our natural world. But despite this, there was a message of hope that changes for the better can be brought about by the actions of individuals. In the words of Vincent Van Gogh, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” or, as one of the commentators in the programme says, “It comes down to us each taking responsibility for the personal choices in our everyday lives and it is those everyday choices that add up.”

As energy professionals, we have taken on the responsibility of using our expertise to manage and reduce energy use, a major contributor to the high level of CO2 in our atmosphere which is accelerating climate change and causing the acidification of our seas evidenced so clearly by the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef. With responsibility comes great power (with apologies to Spider Man for the paraphrasing!). So it’s down to us to educate people about how they can reduce energy use, reduce the level of CO2 and help the environment.

(Extract from article by Jes Rutter chairman of the Independent Energy Consultants’ group (IECg), ESTA and Managing Director of JRP Solutions, in Jan 18 issue of The Energyst. To read full article, follow link below.)

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