America’s Two Futures – 2040


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These are assignments that I have turned in for my TECH 4310 Future of Energy and Environment class, these are my own thoughts and you may not take them without citing them. I will not post them all, but a majority of them.

Instructions:

Time to get a little creative in our future fiction writing!! We have explored many drivers of change influencing the future of energy.  In this question we want to imagine two futures for the United States written from the perspective of the future set in 2040.

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Unconventional Sources of Energy


Two Views on the Coming Age of Unconventionals: Final Exam Essay

These are assignments that I have turned in for my TECH 4310 Future of Energy and Environment class, these are my own thoughts and you may not take them without citing them. I will not post them all, but a majority of them.

Instructions:

Many of the reports and forecasts that we covered this semester focused on the transition from conventional to unconventional fuel supplies – particularly around shale natural gas and oil (shale; tar sands; et al).  This transition is gradual and dynamic.  It is filled with uncertainty and a diverse set of opinions on the risks and rewards.

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Systems Thinking


Systems Thinking

Instructions for assignment:

Systems thinking asks that we understand how structure determines behavior. It forces us to see outcomes/outputs as a result of a whole shaped by interdependent parts.  Based on this weeks’ readings and videos – answer the following questions.  If you wish to get more information from the web please cite the source with a link.  Feel free to insert images (optional) if you see fit!

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Forecasting


Baseline Forecast

Before you begin:

These are assignments that I have turned in for my TECH 4310 Future of Energy and Environment class, these are my own thoughts and you may not take them without citing them. I will not post them all, but a majority of them.

The book that this reflection is on is titled Thinking About the Future; Guidelines for Strategic Foresight  edited by Andy Hines and Peter Bishop.

The official baseline forecast compares current and past values and assumptions held by an organization or an individual, and projects them into the future. For instance, in general, professors do not accept assignments turned in after the due date. However, most of the time, these baseline forecasts are almost always wrong.

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Adult Principle #4 Expand your sense of the possible.


If this isn’t an appropriate topic to revive my blog with, I don’t know what is. An update is in order I think. I’ve graduated HCC with an Associates in Science and I’m now going to the University of Houston with am Environmental Science major and three minors: Mathematics, Geology, and Energy and Sustainability. 5 Years ago I never would have thought I’d be here, but here I am and I’m owning every thing I do, and trying 100% on everything.

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