Chapter 15:
The Energy Professional

Wind Turbine Engineer representative of the new skills needed for in an alternative energy future.

Credit: Wix


The previous chapters have shown that the energy picture is changing very quickly. This means that professionals working in the energy industries will need to adapt to the new realities. Many of the old skills related to fossil fuel extraction, refining and distribution will become relatively less valuable, whereas knowledge of alternative energy technology will be an asset. Project management, financial and engineering skills are always needed, now more than eve. Some thoughts as to which adaptations are likely to be the most relevant and sought after are provided in this chapter.



Survival of the Adaptable

Back to Basics

Systems Thinking

Social Impact

Handling Uncertainty

Professional Attributes

Jack of All Trades

Physics, not Economics


Liberal Arts

Choice of Discipline

Project Management

Electrical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Climate Science



Antique Books

Relevant Articles and Blogs

The following articles, blogs and videos provide more information on  the topics discussed in this chapter.



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