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Climate Urgency

Posted by on December 17, 2019 in Featured, Pete's Perspective | Comments Off on Climate Urgency

Climate Urgency

Greta Thunberg was in Denver, October 2019 and has great energy with her urgency to make changes with the status quo before it’s too late.  In front of a large rally at Civic Center Park, Greta said, “This is the hope — the people.” 

The people, need to realize, we can solve the climate crisis working together implementing the best systems to be fossil free.  Fossil fuel industry executives, and some world leaders are spending millions on propaganda denying the facts/science because they don’t want to lose their cash flow, and lifestyles.  It’s up to the people to provide solutions through innovation.  If necessary civil disobedience on a large scale.

Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo submitted a formal notice November 2019 to the United Nations that the United States of America is withdrawing from the Paris Climate accord due to an “unfair economic burden” to the U.S. economy.  I disagree with Mr. Pompeo.  In December 2019 at the Climate Change Conference in Madrid, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world’s efforts to stop climate change have been “utterly inadequate” so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return.”  I agree with Mr. Guterres and one of many reasons for ET Squared’s urgency.     

Somini Sengupta of the New York Times wrote an article, November 2019 about the Emissions Gap Report and how countries are doing nothing.  The two biggest polluters China and the United States increased their emissions last year.  The article was very clear, it’s urgent, the time is now to make a difference in the way we do things instead of doing nothing before it’s too late.

We at ET Squared are focused in on how to change the current systems required when building developments.  Developments must be sustainable for the life of the dwelling and neighborhood in which it resides.  The Energy Oasis Model can easily be replicated anywhere in the world.  The design phase is critical when joining systems together while creating a net-zero development.  Each development site is different, being able to chose the best systems for that specific site is what we are implementing.

The Sunnyside Energy Oasis at 47th & Jason in the Sunnyside neighborhood, one of the oldest in Denver, will be a twenty-story urban farm in the middle of a food desert just west of Denver’s Gold Line and the old Denver Post site.  The Sunnyside Energy Oasis is a net-zero development which replaces decaying infrastructure, while using waste streams, wind, and solar as resources all within walking distance to the 41st & Fox light rail station.  The Sunnyside Energy Oasis is our way of doing what we can to ensure our grandchildren’s environmental future.  

In 2002 Engineered Tools & Technologies was created due to our awareness for urgency to formulate solutions to mitigate climate change and we hope we can do it before it’s too late.  ET Squared is a low budget self-funded company who is currently testing our patents/technologies to prove them reliable.

Foundation for ET Squared

Posted by on August 9, 2019 in Featured, Pete's Perspective | Comments Off on Foundation for ET Squared

Foundation for ET Squared

June 22, 1988, Dr. James E. Hansen of NASA reported to a U.S. Senate committee that there was a correlation between global warming and the greenhouse effect.  In 2002, I started Engineered Tools & Technologies to work on projects that are interesting and important to me.

As the founder of ET Squared, who grew up in Boulder during the 1960’s and 70’s, I have been aware of the issue of Climate Change for over fifty years.  With tours of the university, the National Laboratories, NCAR and hikes with family, my awareness grew quickly on how we, human beings, are using up our limited natural resources.

Necessity is the Mother of Invention:  As a sixty-year-old American inventor and entrepreneur, I have learned how we can transition from fossil fuels to clean energy sources while building economies of sustainability.  ET Squared is combining simple systems into a model that can easily be replicated anywhere in the world.

Talking with younger generations, we share an urgency to solve the problems we are faced with.  Instead of doing nothing, watching myopic despotic world leaders dismantle our environmental protections, people know it is our time to collectively make a stand.  All ages and peoples must work together, shoulder to shoulder, implementing the necessary changes to protect ourselves from those despots causing us harm. 

When Indian Peaks Wilderness Area was created and vehicles were no longer allowed on abandoned mining roads, my uncles took some of their nieces and nephews, for a drive.  I remember being in the same spot twenty years later while running with my cousin Wayne in the eighties.

Climate Change is an issue that is interesting and important to me.  Can human beings reverse the effects from the industrial revolution?  I think we can by putting simple systems together that lessen our dependence fossil fuels by using alternative resources from the status quo.

ET Squared would like to introduce the Energy Oasis Model.  This model is a common-sense solution that transitions us from a fossil fuel-based system to a sustainable energy grid.

The Energy Oasis Model brings agriculture into the 21st century, weaving urban farms along a city’s transit system, building net-zero developments, replacing decaying infrastructure.  What we build today is the legacy that insures our grandchildren’s environmental future.