New correspondent: Tareq Obaidat from Amman, Jordan

Today our team could add another new correspondent, Tareq Obaidat, a mechanical engineer student at the University of Jordan in Amman. We are happy to be linked to such a motivated person, who’s inspired by the promises of the renewables for the mddle east. Tareq will help us find suitable subjects to be featured in his country. For the occasion Cool Down The Planet asked him to answer some questions.

Hi Tareq, can you introduce yourself?

My name is Tareq Mahmoud Obaidat, I am a 4th year undergraduate mechanical engineer student at the University Of Jordan, I’m also an active member of the association of energy engineers (AEE) an organization that specializes in energy, supports research in energy and organizes events to spread awareness about different sectors of energy.

What motivated you to choose for this study?

Energy generation in Jordan has been a major issue, for many reasons such as the lack of fossil fuel and the intermittent nature of renewable energy, so I study how to utilize these two sources in the best matter, and how to design hybrid systems in renewables to fully replace my countries dependency on fossil fuel energy, and to make it a better place to live.

What are your ambitions? How would you like to develop your future career?

Since renewable energy is now the leading energy sector and it offers a cleaner, more sustainable option for coming generations, with less cost than its counter part the fossil fuel, I would like to take part in all of this by solving the problems that relate to renewables such as its nature of being intermittent to increase its efficiency.

Do you see any consequences from climate change in your region? If yes, can you give an example?

Yes, since Jordan faces a major issue with water supply and water resources being scarce. Besides the rapid population growth, the impacts of climate change are likely to further exacerbate the problem. Temperatures will increase and the total annual precipitation is likely to decrease.

What do you consider is a strong quality of the Cool Down The Planet formula? 

The gathering of motivated and bright minds that truly care about the state of our planet, and that gives the chance for larger scale brain storming on the internet pla form, is a quality of the cool down the planet formula with this being said cool down the planet will come up with new effective ideas and solutions for cooling down the planet and implementing them on reality.