Sunday, November 8, 2009
The Inconvenient Truth, when ever this title is heard some ideas that may come to mind might be global warming, recycle, or simply Al Gore. Well the former vice president once again helps the fight concerning the environmental movement; now in the article “Gore Calls for Student Efficiency in Energy Consumption”, Gore is shown with one of his most praised audiences, youth. The reason as to why this article caught my attention was how it connected to a blog posted about two weeks ago on the WebberEnergyBlog. The blog was on the article “Iowa Lakes Community College: Partnership for Academic and Economic Success in a Rapidly Evolving Wind-Energy Industry”, it spoke of how the Community College placed a course to help with energy expenses and is now a two year degree program for studies in wind energy. Similarly in this article George Washington University was the center of attention, and during the presentation the president of the university, Steven Knapp, mentioned “GW’s efforts to promote campus sustainability, one of the university’s three key strategic initiatives. The first university in D.C. to sign the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in April[…]” Through this you can see the ripple affect the phenomenon known as energy efficiency is having on the United Stated nationwide. Of course this is happening all around the world, although it is still in its early stages energy efficiency and alternative forms of energy are booming!