What did 1,300 young ‘Energy Superheroes’ say about our energy future?
The headline findings of the survey conducted by the Energy Institute (EI) at the Big Bang Science and Engineering Fair in March have been revealed.
They paint a picture of a switched-on generation ready and willing to take responsibility for humankind’s impact on the planet. Not only do the majority already take action on climate change in their daily lives and favour low carbon solutions on the electricity grid and on the roads, but more than a third of them express an interest in a career in our sector.
The EI undertook the survey of 7 to 19 year olds as part of its work to promote the Year of Engineering, the government-backed campaign aimed at opening the eyes of the next generation to STEM subjects at school and in the job market.