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Opportunities and challenges for a sustainable energy future

Access to clean, affordable and reliable energy has been a cornerstone of the world's increasing prosperity and economic growth since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Our use of energy in the twenty–first century must also be sustainable. Solar and water–based energy generation, and engineering of microbes to produce biofuels are a few examples of the alternatives. This Perspective puts these opportunities into a larger context by relating them to a number of aspects in the transportation and electricity generation sectors. It also provides a snapshot of the current energy landscape and discusses several research and development opportunities and pathways that could lead to a prosperous, sustainable and secure energy future for the world.

 

Opportunities and challenges for a sustainable energy future

Steven Chu & Arun Majumdar

Nature 488, 294–303 (16 August 2012) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature11475


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More Than 1 Billion People Likely at Risk for Lack of Clean Water

More Than 1 Billion People Likely at Risk for Lack of Clean Water | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
U.N.Development Goals for better drinking water have already been reached, but a closer look shows that the measures fail to truly account for the lack of access to safe water...

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'Hydrological Suicide' - Africa foreign land deals lead to water rights giveaway -

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Africa is heading for 'hydrological suicide' as land deals hand water resources to foreign companies, threatening environmental disaster...


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