01 Jul '11, 5pm

Inventor/entrepreneur seeking to take wind power to new heights

Inventor/entrepreneur seeking to take wind power to new heights

Right out of college – Griffith holds a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Sydney and a Ph.D from MIT – he developed an inexpensive technique for making prescription eyeglasses using two flexible surfaces and a pourable resin, and his endeavors since have included deep “doing” in a myriad of industrial design and scientific settings. But it’s what he’s had to say about energy, renewables and climate change that’s proven most dazzling to those who have attended his presentations or watched archived segments online. According to Griffith, if the world of our children and grandchildren is going to continue to look and function much as ours does today, we’re going to need to build three terawatts of zero-carbon energy by mid-century. It’s a task that he readily acknowledges is a “huge undertaking” and a goal that we’re “nowhere near on target to achieve,” he s...

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