Recently the world seems to move a whole lot faster than it usually does. But, at the same time, we seem to be standing completely still. This is a sensation experienced in shared fashion across the globe right now in the shadow of the infamous coronavirus (COVID-19), which suddenly and shockingly gripped our usual way of life and picked it apart. Everyone was impacted, and straying away from frequent news broadcasts and conversations about the virus proved to be an impossible task, often driving us up the wall in despair and confusion. There is a current day phenomenon that shares similar traits with the coronavirus, albeit a much slower process: climate change.
If humanity wants to avoid permanent climatic changes one step is a radical rethink of the current electrical grid. This is what I discovered in the research for my internship advisory report on energy storage options.
Tijdens het SIA congres van dit jaar is één van de deelsessie verzorgd door het Lectorenplatform EnergieVoorziening in Evenwicht (LEVE), waar de Hanzehogeschool penvoerder van is.
Imagine you have the ability to be a mayor and change a whole city towards a more sustainable place, how would you balance pollution, energetic productivity and happiness of the population? Travel back in time and picture yourself as a superhero with super powers that can save the planet from total destruction. How would it feel to be in control of human decisions and forces of nature that lead to carbon pollution and other impacts on the environment?
What will happen to the tourist decision to visit Ameland when they are no longer allowed to bring their vehicle on the island, but sustainable transportation and luggage transportation services are provided? While some tourists indicate that they are highly unlikely to visit in such a situation, research shows that overall motivation to travel to Ameland would not be affected.