“People can always look to trade publications and energy magazines to keep updated on the industry and the new technologies being profiled. That way, you can get a sense of what’s coming down the pipeline.”
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association also developed an online list of companies that produce hydrogen technologies, enabling entrepreneurs to see where innovations are implemented. Whole Foods and Walmart, for instance, both utilize hydrogen cells to power some storefronts, which keeps refrigerated products fresh during electrical power outages.
Kogod students with an interest in the cleantech field can pursue the MS in sustainability management program or take courses such as the management department’s Global Corporate Citizenship class.
Professor Gilbert emphasizes the importance of understanding clean energy solutions and how they can be worked into everyday life and business. “Even though it may seem daunting or impossible to make some of these things happen, everybody needs to understand that it’s incredibly critical for us to take these steps and live more sustainable lives,” she said.
“If people understand the gravity of the situation, they can decide to do what they can to minimize negative impacts on the environment and do good in corporations and in society.”