My name is Peter Duin. I am currently nineteen years of age and I am attending college at Humboldt State University. My hometown is South Lake Tahoe, CA. The ERE program here at Humboldt first piqued my interest while learning about the history of Easter Island. I was intrigued by how quickly the population on Easter Island went from being a content population to total chaos due to rapid exhaustion of resources. I believe that society as a whole will eventually reach a state of total chaos due to similar reasons, and I would like to do my part in using technology to implement more efficient uses of our resources. I do not have any experience in the field, but I am eager to learn about the various methods of generating alternative types of energy.