Although flipping a switch to light a room, or keeping the AC on while at work are acts that many of us do without a second thought, they come with consequences. In fact, according to recent studies electricity generation is one of the leading contributors to carbon dioxide emissions, and by 2035, electricity generation could account for at least 35 percent of CO2 emissions worldwide.
So it stands to reason that electrical engineers will play a major role in the development of technologies that can bend the curve of CO2 emissions created by electricity generation. Today, many of those technologies are already in play, but the future also holds promise for new technologies that might change the fate of our planet.
In this infographic created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology you’ll learn about current and future technologies that might change the future of our CO2 emissions:
An infographic created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s online Masters in Electrical Engineering program to illustrate how electrical engineers play a role in climate change. (Image courtesy of New Jersey Institute of Technology’s online Masters in Electrical Engineering program.)