The overarching challenge we all face is the decarbonisation of our daily lives at home and at work. The urgency is such that the 2050 horizon proposed by our political leaders is too far out – recent IPCC data clearly so confirms. Silo approaches along singular technology paths are insufficient – systemic analysis and implementation are required leading to the integration of a broad range of energy production, transmission & distribution, storage and end-use technologies. Electricity clearly is the preferred energy vector to set the path toward a low-carbon future. The priority on low-carbon reopens the nuclear energy dilemma.
Energy transition debates far too often focus on industrialised countries and regions while conveniently overlooking the true challenges in Africa and Southeast Asia which must be addressed without permanent damage to our environment. Public policy must be an integral part of any solution – present or proposed carbon taxing approaches have largely failed. We need to think along a worldwide carbon fee. Fortunately, a slew of presently available technologies are ready for broad deployment without delay – Yes we can!
Mark Kissack, CFO Kissack AdvisoryMark helps organisations create real sustainable long term value. He has expertise in business transformation, performance improvement and KPIs. On top of his advisory activities, he is a speaker and writer on business topics such as agile transformation and sustainability. He has previously worked for international organisations such as Hertz, SICPA and Metalor.
Prof. Hans B. (Teddy) Püttgen, PhD.Teddy was born in Stockholm; he completed his secondary as well as engineering and management studies in Switzerland. He then received a fellowship from the Swiss Federal Science Foundation to pursue doctoral studies in the United States. Having completed the PhD and after five years on the faculty of Electrical Engineering at the California State University at Fresno, in 1981, he accepted a faculty position at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech, in Atlanta. As Georgia Power Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, until 2006 he assumed several responsibilities. He was the founder and Management Board Chair of the National Electric Energy Test, Research and Application Centre, NEETRAC, an R&D test centre focused on electric energy infrastructure. NEETRAC is organised as a consortium between major electric utilities and electric energy equipment manufactures worldwide. He was also at the origin of Georgia Tech’s European campus located in Metz Lorraine, France. He held the position of Charman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Tch Lorraine, a not -for-profit organisation registered under French law. Georgia Tech Lorraine has become a model for similar international initiatives of American universities.Teddy Püttgen is Georgia Power Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Georgia Tech. In April 2006, Professor Püttgen accepted the Energy Systems Management Chair at the Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne, EPFL, in Switzerland. He was the founding Director of the Energy Centre at EPFL. Under his leadership, the centre coordinated the design, launch and coordination of major, multidisciplinary R&D projects in a broad range of energy- centred areas of interest involving not only several EPFL laboratories but also public and industry R&D teams worldwide. With his team he coordinated several major R&D projects funded by the European Union. Teddy Püttgen retired from EPFL in July 2013; he now holds the title of Professeur Honoraire. Between the end of 2013 and May 2017, Teddy Püttgen accepted the position of Visiting Professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department and Nanyang Technological University, NTU in Singapore. At NTU he also served as Senior Director of the Energy Research centre. He conceived and was responsible for the launch of the Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator. REIDS is co- funded by the Singapore government along with leading corporations worldwide. Nominated by the Swiss Federal government, Teddy Püttgen served on the Swilss Federal Commission for Energy Researc, CORE, between 2006 and 2015. Professor Püttgen holds the Ingenieur Diplome Electricien, MSEE degree from EPFL. He holds management degrees from the University of Lausanne. His PhD, in Electrical Engineering, electric power option, is from the University of Florida. Teddy Püttgen is a Fellow of IEEE the largest professional engineering association in the world. He served as President of the Power and Energy Society, PES, of IEEE. He is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He is a past recipient of the Outstanding Young Professor award if the American Society for Engineering Education.
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