Energy is a no brainer for the US. Many European countries are 50% more energy efficient than the US. If we got 50% more efficient we could end coal use tomorrow. But oh no, that would require lots of evil government regulations. Geesh. Too bad most folks are swallowing the evil government line when the alternative is the heartless profit centered corporation that cares nothing for the land, water or children. China invested heavily in 2000 in solar panel manufacturing, and now they are the world's leaders in solar panels (bigger than all other countries combined, and now is knocking down huge contracts like the Denver airport. Our nation could have been a leader in alternatives but unfortunately we are leaving it to corporations which would just as soon blow up mountains for coal and bleed us till the last drop of oil is worth $100.
posted by Crede Calhoun
May 9, 2011
About once a month at Sigma Xi headquarters, we liven up the lunch hour with an American Scientist Pizza Lunch talk. In these informal lectures, scientists describe new research to nonscientists. The series is light on jargon but heavy on solid science. Each Pizza Lunch offers an in-depth look at its subject, whether it's bedbugs or the smart grid. Click below to read about and download these talks -- and to subscribe!
JSTOR, the online academic archive, now contains complete back issues of American Scientist from its inception in 1913 (as Sigma Xi Quarterly) through 2005.
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