colette-421.jpg Eric Weisz

Emerging Technologies Fuel Energy Transformation

Grad student reflects on energy revolution in America

EDITOR’S NOTE: The author is a graduate student pursuing environmental management studies at the University of San Francisco. He wrote this essay after recently attending The California Renewables Rush conference. 

We’re not in a period of transition. We’re in a period of transformation, according to the many distinguished panelists at the recently held landmark event, The California Renewables Rush.

Indeed as we wake up to a new day, California slowly beckons the dawn of a new age. A confluence of like-minded individuals are the change agents of tomorrow in the heart of Silicon Valley. There ideas, dreams and more importantly actionable plans are moving us towards a sustainable future.


Anson Edassery Sando

 

Colette Honorable, commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, emphasized how the transformation is occurring. Consumers are in fact driving the work and rightly so as we seek to move towards a renewable and sustainable path to our future, she said.

 The sunshine state, California once again stands at the forefront of this vital move towards a sustainable future.

The environmental challenges that we face today and the harsh realities of climate change brings with it a huge opportunity to embark upon a new energy journey, and the Golden State continues to be leading the charge towards a brighter and more sustainable future.

The California Renewable Rush conference was filled with optimism, thoughtfulness and instilled a renewed sense of hope.

California aims to generate 50 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030. The conference brought together the people that are going to make this a reality.

Emerging technologies are helping solve some of the most complex problems in the world. The conference fully explored the transformation of our energy system. The time for change is now.  

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