Richard Crume, an environmental engineer by training, has worked for both corporate and governmental organisations in the energy and environmental fields for over 30 years. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor at North Carolina A&T State University, where he teaches a graduate level course covering air pollution and climate change. Richard has written extensively on topics related to green buildings, sustainable energy, and waste management, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice. Additionally, he is a Certified Hazard Control Manager and Qualified Environmental Professional. Richard lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
What do you do with a mountainous and forested area, about half the size of Rhode Island, that is so contaminated with radioactive material that it is not safe to live in?
As natural gas becomes more plentiful and prices fall, will renewable energy’s momentum be sidetracked? Richard Crume finds that some energy experts think so, at least in the short term.