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View Resource The Future of Coal

Across both the developed and developing worlds, the continued use of coal as an energy source has been of some concern as an agent in the process of global warming. Recently, a group of scholars at MIT convened to create an ambitious and forward-looking report titled "The Future of Coal". The report was made possible through financial support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Pew...
View Resource University of Wisconsin Energy Institute

The University of Wisconsin consistently ranks among the top university recipients of Department of Energy research funding, and their interdisciplinary work brings together faculty researchers and other scientists from engineering, chemistry, life sciences, and other related disciplines. Their Energy Institute website provides timely and compelling information about some of their work, along with...
View Resource Real Prospects for Energy Efficiency in the United States

Energy efficiency is a topic of great concern among a wide range of stakeholders and this 210-page report from the National Research Council delves into some interesting new findings on the subject. Released in December 2009, the report looks into the subject of energy efficiency technologies and their viability in the coming years and decades. The report is divided into five primary chapters...
View Resource Energy Map

One doesn't have to look far to find social entrepreneurs working on a range of projects, including crowdsourcing new technological innovation and creating web-based tools to improve the delivery of public services. The Energy Map initiative was designed to pioneer methods to bring affordable renewable energy to the 1.5 billion people around the world that don't have access to these resources. The...