30 Oct UTILITIES AND ENERGY SPEAKER: DRIVING CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY
As utilities and energy speakers for oil, gas, and electric companies, we’re often asked to help make sense of future trends and innovations. But just as often, audiences have questions surrounding some of the most common industry terms utilized in the space – and how they can operate in a more green and eco-friendly fashion. To help make sense of the growing jumble of terms associated with the space, we’ve put together the following quick cheat sheet to common phrases. The good news: While utilities and energy speakers may tend to pepper keynote speeches with the terminology below, you don’t have to be an oil, gas, or electrical engineer to make sense of them.
Carbon Emissions – Vehicles like cars, jeeps, and trucks; aircraft such as private jets and commercial planes; and industrial structures from office buildings to factories and manufacturing plants tend to emit carbon dioxide greenhouse gas that can filter into the wild and cause negative effects on the environment. If left unchecked, these gaseous emissions (carbon emissions) can operate to our detriment.
Carbon Footprint – Think of your carbon footprint in simple terms as how much carbon dioxide that you find yourself emitting out into the environment. This is typically done by way of everyday activities like driving to work, flying around the world, or operating a piece of machinery. Your carbon footprint in many ways as a measurement that lets you see how much impact that you’re having on Earth’s atmosphere and environment – and how you can work to offset it.