I am Brian Smith and welcome to Future Schema – Going Beyond Green! We are going to be looking at environment, renewable energy and their outcome on sustainability. I have been involved since the early the 1990s in answering questions of how environmental questions and later renewable energy can impact on the evolving course of the planet. For many, we initially looked at security as the end game, but it turned out to be a deeper and more fulfilling issue – sustainability. Sustainability is the ability of the planet and its nation states to take the changes to the environment brought about by renewable energy and improve the ability of the Earth to survive. Some of it, like solar energy, miniaturization and batteries possess real promise, but others, like our population and arable land make us work twice as hard to come up with diamonds in the rough.
So come with us as we address these issues and follow Future Schema – Going Beyond Green!