Energy Transition

Energy Transition

Details  The future will not be like the past.
Unsustainable systems often present wicked problems. Transition Engineering creates surprising opportunities and innovative perspectives by taking on wicked problems.
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Engineering Practice for Social Responsibility

Engineering Practice for Social Responsibility

Details  Prevent what is preventable.
Safety Engineering was the first evolution of engineering for prevention. Transition Engineering projects have a primary requirement of preventing catastrophic climate change.
Tags    InTIME 
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.
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The MythBusting

The MythBusting

Details  One of the projects GATE is taking on in 2019 is to prepare technology probability or "MythBusting" briefs. There is no more time to wait for technologies to come along if the probability is small that they will work, will be viable, or will actually solve a problem if they did work.

Global Association for Transition Engineering

There is Hope, but it depends on us

Transition Engineers design and carry out the projects of change. We work from a systems perspective to strategically plan changes to today's engineered systems so they fit into the future we want. Transition involves the whole of society, economy, law, ecology, infrastructure, and energy and material supply chains. We use the Interdisciplinary Transition, Innovation, Management and Engineering (InTIME) methodology to generate new opportunities through disruptive ideas. These new ideas are developed into shift projects with the mission of long-term engineering and management of the 80% fossil fuel production decline required to realize global warming mitigation targets.

Transition Engineering achieves  the COP21 Targets and Sustainable Development Goals, one project at a time.

Transition Engineering is now covered in four textbooks, 51 journal papers, and courses in UK, Germany, France and New Zealand. Transition Engineering has already produced innovative and surprising new directions for cities, organisations and companies. 

NEW: video: genesis of transition engineering


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About Transition Engineering

About Transition Engineering

Details  Our energy and material systems provide huge benefits and conveniences, and they make money. But they also are unsustainable, incur unacceptable external costs, and pose environmental and social risks. Transition Engineering is emerging to deal with wicked problems. The 7-step InTIME approach results in innovative transition shift projects. We are developing the  the revolutionary transition due diligence process.

Link  happenfilms.com
On-line Course

On-line Course

Details  Now Enrolling
An ONLINE Self-Paced Short Course. After completing this on-line course and carrying out a project, you will be in a position to submit your application as a full GATE Member. You can complete the course in your own time, but be connected with fellow students from around the world. 
  • 6 Modules and a InTIME Project
  • 21 Lectures, podcasts and group on-line discussions
  • Completion provides eligibility for GATE full membership
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Book Available

Book Available

Details  Transition Engineering, Building a Sustainable Future examines new strategies emerging in response to the mega-issues of global climate change, decline in world oil supply, scarcity of key industrial minerals, and local environmental constraints. These issues pose challenges for organizations, businesses, and communities, and engineers will need to begin developing ideas and projects to implement the transition of engineered systems. This work presents a methodology for shifting away from unsustainable activities.Link  https://www.routledge.com/Transition-En...
Join and be Part of the Change

Join and be Part of the Change

Details  Join Us Now
Affiliate - Create an account and make a donation to support the movement
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 
Transition the Oil Industry

Transition the Oil Industry

Details  The Ultimate Shift Project
At the 2018 Convergence we undertook a brainstorm on massive transformational change. We used the Matrix Game methodology and made an amazing discovery - The BigDO is doable!
Professor Krumdieck is available for speaking engagements to present this game-changing finding.
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GATE Organization

GATE Organization

Details  We are inspired by history - 100 years ago 62 engineers in New York got together and started what would become Safety Engineering, and that action has changed the world. Now, we will change the future - by changing existing systems - one engineering project at a time. GATE is a peer-to-peer organization set up to facilitate the agile learning needed for the emergence of a new discipline - Transition Engineering.