RichardCrume

Richard Crume

Environmental Engineer, Journalist and Adjunct Associate Professor at North Carolina A&T State University

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.

Latest articles published

Renewable Energy Helps Older Adults Live a Better Life
I used to think about aging as something that happened to other people, but it would never happen to me, at least not for a long time. But time passes so quickly when you are raising a family and esta...
Renewable Energy—It’s Good for You!
This summer three close relatives were diagnosed with cancer. At this point, the prognosis for all three is good, but this got me thinking about the causes of cancer and the role of renewable energy i...
Energy Efficiency Makes Renewables More Affordable
My first exposure to renewable energy was about 10 years ago when my wife and I designed and built our low-energy, solar-powered house. Following months of study and consultation with experts, we arri...
Will Clean Energy Save Spaceship Earth?
If more people understood the dire consequences of climate change and the link between greenhouse gases and fossil fuels, renewable energy sales would soar. Unfortunately, many Americans still questio...
Today’s solar homes draw inspiration from the past
The solar homes being built today represent an agglomeration of the latest technologies and designs that work together to reduce energy consumption and create a comfortable living environment. While m...
Renewable Energy Gains Ground in Japan

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? 

 

US energy sector already suffering from climate change
Public support for renewable energy in the U.S. is slipping as profits for natural gas soar. Many Americans seem convinced that serious measures to reduce climate change gases would harm the fragile e...
Climate Change in the Spotlight as Sandy Roars Ashore
It took a superstorm to finally get the attention of U.S. politicians. During this fall’s presidential campaign, climate change was hardly an issue. In fact, it was not even mentioned in the four te...
Green home renovations bring hope to displaced Americans
After experiencing first-hand what it was like to renovate his home and fit it out with energy saving measures, Richard Crume looks at Builders of Hope: a project that aims to supply low-income famili...
Dash for gas could damage renewables drive

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.

Little positive in OECD’s 2050 Environmental Outlook
Our most prolific blogger, Richard Crume, highlights that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s latest gloomy outlook on the world’s environmental condition in 2050 could be ...
Lessons in renewable energy at America’s greenest hotel
Richard Crume uses one hotel in the US as an example for his renewable energy students to study. The hotel has achieved a 40 percent reduction in energy costs compared with other hotels of the same si...
Lessons in renewable energy at America’s greenest hotel
Richard Crume uses one hotel in the US as an example for his renewable energy students to study. The hotel has achieved a 40 percent reduction in energy costs compared with other hotels of the same si...
A year later, the cleanup is just beginning
Wanting to remember the victims - both living and dead - of the Great East Japan Earthquake, our blogger Richard Crume, looks at what the country is doing to get back on its feet a year on from the di...