Mara Prentiss: Energy Revolution

September 17, 2015

SCIENCE RESEARCH PUBLIC LECTURE*
Science Center Hall C
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 @7PM

ENERGY REVOLUTION
Mara Prentiss
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics
Harvard University

We can launch an energy revolution that drastically decreases CO2 emission and other deleterious consequences associated with fossil fuel burning. Energy extraction can be cut by more than 50% by converting fossil fuel burning engines to electric motors and replacing fossil fuel burning power plants with renewable sources. In addition, energy efficient systems and improvements in computation and connectivity can significantly reduce energy consumption and lower energy costs. These goals can be achieved using commercially available technologies. New technologies may offer even greater opportunities.

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* A videorecording of this event is available online.