I began to study sustainable design, renewable energy and energy conservation in 1983 while studying architecture and environmental design at Ball State University. Energy did not command the same sense of urgency that it does today. The demand for increased renewable energy development and the rapid changes in technology, knowledge and economic forces are drastically different than they were 27 years ago. The pace of change is continuing to accelerate as the City of Sarasota locks itself into a 30 year deal with Florida Power & Light. 2040 is an eternity when you imagine how much the energy landscape is expected to change even 10 years from now.