With an experience from the oil and gas industry and with a bachelor and master degree in electrical engineering it would make no sense to change my career path and follow something as insecure as Green energy. I even have lost (or nor earned) a lot of money as a consequence. So why did a former oil & gas person like me end up as a green entrepreneur?
As with most things in life it was due to a number of different circumstances and coincidences, but in the end it comes down to this:
Based on all the information we now have regarding climate change and the need for sustainable energy solutions, I could not stand the thought of entering retirement with a feeling that I knew, but I did not do what I could.
From the moment that thought had been planted in my head I could never go back to work with fossil fuels, even though I acknowledge that we will need fossil fuels for decades to come until we have made the transition to a zero emission society.
A lot of people must still do good work in the fossil indutstry to keep the already developed projects running, but the sooner we find green energy solutions that can take over the role of fossils, the better. And that will not happen unless someone are making an effort in making it happen.
I have chosen to be one of the people making a green change, because I think it is the right thing for me to do.
So from now and hopefully until 2050 I will be hammering green solutions in the heads of people standing in our way:-)