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Energy With Benefits

April 9, 2014 by Jim Baird
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Energy Benefits

The world needs a new energy system that will bolster the environment rather than making it uninhabitable to most living things. Before designing and building such a system, it behooves us to consider what is wrong with what we have and how we can improve on that.[read more]

Can Entrenched Energy Systems Undergo Rapid Changes?

February 27, 2014 by Energy @ MIT
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The world’s energy infrastructure — with its massive generating plants, mines, refineries, electric grids, and gas stations — is often likened to an aircraft carrier: Trying to change its direction is a slow and difficult process. But at times, such changes can take place with surprising rapidity.[read more]