Arup Thoughts: Green tech, climate change solutions

Advancement in technology, green tech, clean tech, and renewables should be a priority whether climate change is real or not.


Climate change has been receiving the biggest internet publicity ever. However, the term climate change focuses on the problem and not on the solution.

The world of energy started talking about green energy in the early 2000s, then smart energy and the smart grid in the late 2000s. Following 2010, the conversation seems to have shifted toward climate change. Today, it seems that climate change is of great importance among people since that is all that can be heard in the news.

Now is the right time to take action and transform climate change’s publicity power and make a shift back to the solutions: clean tech, green power, green energy and renewables. Courtesy: ARUP

Looking at search results, it can be seen that climate change is really dominating the conversation. The chart above also shows Google search results for related terms. Climate change is topping the list by far with more than 160 million results, followed by energy efficiency with 100 million, green power with 83 million, and green energy with 78 million.

If all publicity is good publicity, now is the right time to take advantage of climate change's publicity power and make a shift back to the solutions: clean tech, green power, green energy, and renewables. Debate is good, change is good.

Theoretically, imagine a world where climate change isn't real. Advancement in technology, green tech, clean tech, and renewables should still be a priority. 

-Szilvia Doczi is a member of the management consulting-transaction advice team at Arup. This article originally appeared on Arup Thoughts Blog. Arup is a CFE Media content partner.

No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
BIM coordination; MEP projects; NFPA 13; Data center Q&A; Networked lighting controls; 2017 Product of the Year finalists
Emergency lighting; NFPA 3 and 4; Integrated building systems; Smart lighting, HVAC design
Designing for energy efficiency; Understanding and applying NFPA 101 for mission critical facilities; Integrating commissioning and testing for fire alarm systems; Optimizing unitary pumping solutions
Tying a microgrid to the smart grid; Paralleling generator systems; Previewing NEC 2017 changes
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing Arc Flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
Putting COPS into context; Designing medium-voltage electrical systems; Planning and designing resilient, efficient data centers; The nine steps of designing generator fuel systems
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me