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The Big Do

The Big Do

Details  The Ultimate Shift Project
At our international meeting we undertook the biggest transition engineering brainstorm yet. We took on the ultimate wicked problem of global oil production, currently over 96 million barrels per day. The global oil supply is essential for nearly all activities and end uses, if oil supply declined, the price would shoot up and the world economy would be thrown into recession. But continued growth in production, or even maintenance of current production is not sustainable. Investment in new oil production provides one of the historically highest rates of return. But this production must retreat by 80% in order to have any chance of staying under the planetary greenhouse gas accumulation failure limit. Click the link to see the MegaShift Project that came out of this wickedest of all problems.
Tags    1.5 C Limit 
Guest Blogs

Guest Blogs

Details  Transition Engineering has been featured on other websites as guest blogs and articles. This collection provides some inspirational reading.Tags    Blog 
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The Perspective Shift

The Perspective Shift

Details  How do you know if you are looking at the problem the right way? We all know that the project of transition will require new ideas, new technologies, new operations, new economics... But doesn't all of this start by getting the problem definition right? The future is not like the past. TE offers the skill of shifting perspective. Tags    The BigDO 
Splendid Engineering

Splendid Engineering

Details  Towards Better

Splendid Engineering is the first consultancy helping clients achieve long-term sustainability with the Transition Engineering approach. We help people to think differently, and to adapt products, systems and organizations to remain viable in a changing future.
Link  splendidengineering.co.uk/Tags    Consulting 
What we do

What we do

Details  Like any engineering discipline, we apply science and engineering practice to achieve benefits. We work on wicked problems of unsustainable energy and materials use and environmental impacts. We use methodologies that have been developed through action research over the past 15 years. The interdisciplinary transition innovation, management and engineering (InTIME) methodology can be employed by an experienced GATE Member.Tags    InTIME   
Transition Engineering Members

Transition Engineering Members

Details  Join Us Now
Affiliate - Anyone can create a free account
Associate - Students and professionals in Engineering or other disciplines can create an account, engage in activities and gain access to training
Member - Engineers in any discipline with work experience in shift projects can create an account, engage in activities, gain access to training and lodge an application for MGATE standing

Tags    Shift Projects 
2nd Conference 19 Sept 2018

2nd Conference 19 Sept 2018

Details  The Big Do
19 Sept 2018

Conference Venues: 
Bristol University, UK. 8:30am - 5:30 pm 
Canterbury University, NZ, 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Webcast - Going Global

Tags    Meetings 
2nd Conference 19 Sept 2018

2nd Conference 19 Sept 2018

Details  The Big Do
19 Sept 2018

Conference Venues: 
Bristol University, UK. 8:30am - 5:30 pm 
Canterbury University, NZ, 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Webcast - Going Global

Tags    Meetings 
Christchurch, New Zealand - 
 Critical Peak Demand

Christchurch, New Zealand - Critical Peak Demand

Details  The critical peak demand in Christchurch is in the winter evenings and mornings. The winter air pollution greatly exceeds health standards due to wood burning in about 10% of households. The peak loads are predominantly residential.  More than 40% of housing stock has no insulation. Aside from wood, household end-uses are almost exclusively electric. Electricity prices have been rising substantially. There are several scenarios that could improve security and help to manage costs, but there are also some surprising shift projects that have come out of considering this wicked problem.Tags    Energy Transition   
Scholars

Scholars

Details  Transition Engineering has emerged out of research into different areas of energy, society, transport, buildings and sustainability. Some very special people have taken years out of their lives to boldly go where no-one has gone before, and to push their creativity to the absolute limits by taking on the truly heretical question of how do we engineer the future that society wants rather than the one we are heading for.Link  www.aemslab.org.nz/Tags    Research 
The Problem is Un-Sustainability

The Problem is Un-Sustainability

Details  Specify the project requirements.
How do you define sustainability? Transition Engineering involves a shift of perspective from adding more sustainable options to shifting unsustainable energy and material production.
Tags    Wicked Problem 

AFFILIATE

Details  

ANYONE who supports the objectives of Energy and Material Transition is encouraged to register a GATE Affiliate. Simply create your profile at LOGIN. 

Affiliates are welcome to support the operations and work of GATE either by volunteering their time or by making a financial donation.

Please get in touch if you'd like to get involved as a volunteer; you could set up a local Transition Engineering group, a student interest group, offer to share your particular skills to further the work of GATE. 

Registration is FREE  Donations are Tax-Deductible

Tags    Action 
Coming in 2019: On-line course

Coming in 2019: On-line course

Details  ENME405/605 University of Canterbury
18 Feb - 3 June
Anyone who agrees with the objectives and ethics of GATE can join as an Associate Member. But to gain status as an Engineering Member and be recognised as a professional Transition Engineer, you need to learn the approach to wicked problems, the methodology and tools. Transition Engineering is non-denominational so any accredited undergraduate degree qualification is sufficient.
Link  https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/courseinfo... Tags    InTIME  Course 
Transition Engineering Video Collection

Transition Engineering Video Collection

Details  Over the years many of the key fundamentals of the Transition Engineering rationale, approach and methods have been presented in lectures that were captured and uploaded to YouTube. Each of these presentations was made to a specific audience for a specific purpose at a different point in the emergence of the Transition Engineering discipline. We hope you enjoy the archive of thought represented in this video collection.Tags    Videos 
Sailing to Sustainability

Sailing to Sustainability

Details  Where are we actually going?  Who is steering the ship? Do we have a map?Details  Does it ever feel like we are all on a sinking ship?  NASA Climate Scientist, Dr. James Hansen, recently said that for the last 30 years we have been going in totally the wrong direction. 

How does Transition Engineering change that?
Tags    Stories 
Electric Vehicle Policy

Electric Vehicle Policy

Details  Government policies that "support", "encourage" or "incentivize" people to purchase an EV are not the most efficient approach for transition to sustainable transportation.Tags    BEV 
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