1. On a scale of 1 to 5, how sustainable are you daily?
2. Give an example of the one thing you do to be sustainable
Use re-usable cloth bags for shopping, use public transport for commuting, recycle plastic and glass jars for grocery storage, use recycling bins as appropriate, no paper printing at work unless required for legal documentation, use Microsoft for meeting notes, using cloth gift wrappings.
3. Who is your sustainable ‘inspiration’?
4. What does the world need to become more sustainable right now?
Changing consumer behaviour to use less energy – unless we can use 100% renewable energy so that we are not continuously depleting the finite fossil energy resources and increasing the cost of energy by becoming dependant on the few countries that can dictate gas pricing to satisfy basic needs for the world’s population.
5. What one piece of advice would you give your younger self?
Wear a jumper before you turn the heating on.
6. Could you live ‘off grid’ for a whole year?
Yes, if I have the ability to use rooftop solar for energy.
7. What three sustainable items would you want on a desert island?
Water bottle (metal), Wool blanket, box of matches for Wood fire
8. If you could rid the world of one thing that is environmentally detrimental, what would it be?
9. What one step could each of us make right now to be more sustainable?
Thinking holistically about hydrogen’s place in the energy transition
As energy operators across the world come to terms with the continuously changing nature of the energy transition, the need for a wide-lens view of the situation is clear. This includes knowing the capabilities and pitfalls of renewable energy sources at our fingertips, hydrogen being one that is especially prevalent. Kees van Wingerden, an expert with more than 45 years’ experience in industrial safety and infrastructure development, makes the case for holistic thinking and planning for the ‘new’ energy landscape.