The brand-new gold rush in the digital world is all about renewable energy. However, more than that, it is about making this energy reliable. This means that finding ways to not just generate it but to store it when it is not required and release it when it is necessary.
The way we build most of today’s buildings is not sustainable in almost every way. In fact, experts believe that the production of conventional cement is among the worst emitters of greenhouse gases, and as cities grow larger with every passing year, it’s become more necessary than ever to find ways of cutting down on how many emissions are being released into the atmosphere.
With the oil and coal industry making unprecedented losses, there’s never been a better time for renewable energy to take over and begin providing electricity to the masses.
There are a lot of different projects on the go across the world, including hydroelectricity, solar farms, wind turbines, and even ocean wind generation. But scientists have long speculated that there are a number of unique and unusual methods that can be utilised to start producing power.
More and more regions around the world are suffering from water shortages. It’s believed that due to the changing climate of the planet combined with the constant draw on fresh water by most large industries, potable water will not always be as abundant as it is now.
This isn’t to say that water will simply disappear, but rather that it will be increasingly difficult for officials to provide enough water for most people.
Solar arrays are a collection of solar panels and other devices connected together with the aim of using the power of the sun to generate electricity. As the oil industry has entered a long decline, and renewable energies have skyrocketed in popularity, more and more countries around the world are adopting solar as the next big shift in generating the power necessary to keep global industries going.
In terms of climate change, one of the biggest problems that the human race faces right now is the amount of carbon dioxide that’s in the atmosphere.
Carbon dioxide release is a natural part of the earth’s cycle; there are thousands of processes occurring every year that release carbon, and for the most part, the planet has plenty of ways of scrubbing it back down.
Many around the world, including scientists, economists, and engineers, believe that the global oil and gas industry is in a terminal decline. 2020 proved to be one of the worst years on record for the industry, combining the blocking of most forms of travel, as well as more people than ever staying at home to work rather than going out and travelling in their vehicles.
In terms of global warming the Earth is heading towards an irreparable state of suffering: 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record. While some are looking to government legislation to cut emissions, others are looking to technology for help.
It’s no secret that the future of engineering and technology is the carbon neutral space. New technologies are being developed daily that are helping industries reach a zero carbon future, and when it comes to the transportation industry, no one else is moving quicker. And so they should, with the transporting sector one of the biggest contributors to climate change, accounting for over 20% of all CO2 emissions, it is on industry, that needs to adapt, and fast.
There’s no better time to become a software engineer. There are 4.66 billion people from all across the world who use the Internet and this number is growing exponentially every single year. In 2019 there were more than 5 billion people (again, these are global statistics) who had mobile phones.