A generation of switched-on Energy Superheroes speaks!
Adults are not doing enough to tackle the damaging effects of climate change but Britain’s young people are lining up to take the necessary action – that’s the overwhelming view from the Energy Institute’s (EI) ‘Energy Superheroes’ survey of 1,300 young people conducted at this year’s Big Bang Fair.
The results revealed this week demonstrate a switched-on generation ready and willing to take responsibility for humankind’s impact on the planet.
According to the EI’s Chief Executive Louise Kingham OBE FEI, the findings bode well for the future “Not only do the majority already take action on climate change in their daily lives and favour low carbon solutions on the electricity grid and on the roads, but more than a third of them express an interest in a career in energy and climate change. With the engineering professions in particular facing a critical shortage, this is the best of news."
The EI undertook the survey as part of its work to support the Year of Engineering – the government-backed campaign aimed at opening the eyes of the next generation to STEM subjects at school and in the job market.< Back to blog