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Energy: the Fifty-Year Outlook

SpeakerGeorge W. Crabtree, Director of The Energy Initiative and Distinguished Professor of Physics, Electrical, and Mechanical  Engineering.
Date Oct 25, 2012
Time 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  
Location Engineering Research Facility (ERF) ' Room 1043
Sponsor ASHRAE UIC Branch
Event type Other
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Energy is undergoing an historic transition, from predominantly fossil to a more diverse and sustainable foundation embracing a variety of sources including wind, solar, biofuels and nuclear and serving a variety of uses including transportation, lighting, refrigeration, heating, entertainment, communication and industry. Science and technology lead the energy transition through discovery of new phenomena and development of new technologies for production, storage and use. The next 50 years of energy innovation will be examined from the point of view of societal needs, international relationships, and promising science directions. The roles of electricity, chemical fuels and photons as sustainable and fungible energy carriers will be emphasized.

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