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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

(PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM) Energy Challenges: What Role for Efficiency and Renewables?

The U.S. and the world face tremendous economic, environmental, and security challenges due to our current patterns of energy supply and use. The scale of change needed is enormous; the time available for change is short. What role can energy efficiency and renewable energy serve in helping meet these challenges? Energy efficiency improvements have cut the U.S. energy intensity in half in the last 40 years; how much more opportunity remains? For renewables, many have expressed concern that resources such as biomass and hydropower are limited, geothermal is either limited (hydrothermal) or hard to tap, and solar and wind are variable, arguing that these factors sharply limit the ability of renewables to supply a significant share of electricity. How much of our power could renewables supply? These issues and more will be presented, by Sam Baldwin from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. {Will appear in FYI on Nov 19, 2013
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4:00 PM
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5:00 PM
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Carole Cuaresma Kiger +1 301 405 5945

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